Several floating markets,(Talaat naam),in and around Bankok offer the tourists a picture-post card image of the traditional Thai way of life. Small woden boats laden with fruits, flowers, vegetable and other produce make a colourful and bustling scene at market time. The boats are inevitabely paddled by Thai women in blue farmer's garp and flat-topped conical hats.
The floating markets are still important commercial centers for those living along the banks of "klongs" with no road access.
Critiques | Translate
IvarsU (2505) 2006-03-20 14:39
Thanks for bringing atmosfhere from Bangkok here. Good composition and idea of scene.
izmirli (3987) 2006-03-20 15:28
merhaba my friend robert
interesting floating markets.very good composition and colours. regards.
mlopes (494) 2006-03-20 15:47
i like this scene Robert, but the colours don't look too good, just look at the girls lips... too bright
marjan (6279) 2006-03-21 1:14
Hi Robert, this is motive from one "must see" location. Good POV and nice motive.
Angshu (56186) 2006-03-21 3:29
A nice colourful photograph of daily life. I like the hats in the foreground which also adds to the scene
Lisas_world (1232) 2006-03-21 7:39
I think you did a nice job with this, Robert. I can see you had a few things working against you, namely the noonday sunlight and the broad area of dull water. The bright colors stand out against their background, but the over-lighting tends to bring up the grey and subtract from the brilliant colors of the objects. I think you would have had better results in lower light.. although I understand you can't always just stand around waiting for the sun to move :)
Still, you have captured well the busy-ness of the market place. By focusing on the boat and keeping the "clutter" in the periphery, you managed to create a pleasant scene and a well executed composition.
garfieldt (9) 2006-03-24 22:33
I like your composition, with the boat cnetered and the rest of the market at the sides. nic ework.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-04-04 12:32
Excelent pov and compo. I like the floating market. This place is wonderful
Thanks for share.
paura (47166) 2006-10-02 20:33
Beautiful shot, Robert.
Very interesting sharps from this nice place.
gunbud (34066) 2007-04-16 21:45
What a wonderful colorful scene from the Far East that is foreign to the West with all the Walmarts etc.
Great colors and lovely details to this riverside joy.
pablominto (53744) 2007-06-05 15:31
Good diagonal movement, fresh and attractive colours!
Seems like the fruit seller meets hard competition from the hatters...
Well done on scanning and post processing!
iainsp (2626) 2010-11-12 6:45
Good to know that someone will be taking care of you during the day;).
A very nice, postcard quality shot. I love the colours in the fruit and vegetables in the boat you have chosen as your focal point. Good framing from the surrounding boats, thanks and regards, Iain
ikeharel (59461) 2011-09-07 3:34
The picture perfectly show the life along the floating market in Thailand.
Good contrast of red fruites, fine colors of numerus hats on side, inspite of low light around.