One in a series of pictures taken in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is a haven of peace after the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. With over three hundred Buddhist temples there is much to see and all in relative tranquility. It also offers access to the Golden Triangle and some impressive mountain scenery.
This picture was taken in a fruit market close to the Ping River. The title refers to a song popular in Britain during and just after the second world war.
Some information from Wikipedea:
"Yes! We Have No Bananas" is the title of a novelty song by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn from the 1922 Broadway revue Make It Snappy. Sung by Eddie Cantor in the revue, the song became a major hit in 1923 (placing No. 1 for five weeks) when it was recorded by Billy Jones, Arthur Hall, Irving Kaufman, and others. It was covered later by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Spike Jones & His City Slickers, and many more.
The theme of the song has been resurrected on many occasions, including in Britain during World War II, when the British Government banned the import of bananas for five years. Shop owners put signs stating "Yes, we have no bananas" in their shop windows in keeping with the war spirit.
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papagolf21 (103834) 2013-05-15 0:45
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Eh bien voilà une composition originale avec une note d'accompagnement très intéressante.
De quoi faire des régimes de bananes !!!
Très bonne journée.
jhm (155330) 2013-05-15 3:57
I think that I would have bananas for my live with these group.
we see different of very green to excellent ripe.
Nice captured, good composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2013-05-15 5:32
I know the song too, and will probably be singing it for the rest of the day! Good shot of the fruit here, both in their shop style bunches and colours, but also the much lesser seen way that the actually grow on the tree. Great note too, cheers
All the best
Fis2 (100734) 2013-05-15 5:51
Interesting reportorial shot.
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life picture.
Nicou (145224) 2013-05-15 5:54
quelle vue et image sueprbe sur ces bananes quel vert avec du jaune et ces formes de grappe merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-15 6:12
this made me smile - my Nan, bless her, used to say this when I was a little kid and it always made me look quizzically at her and wonder what it meant. This is a heck of a lot of bananas and all at different stages of ripeness. Unusual to see them with the stalk of the plant still attached though. Fascinating!
Regards - Brian.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-15 7:01
There are bananas for each purpose and taste. A banana is not just sweet or sweet & a bit sour, for each purpose there is one suitable banana .. Well done
Silvio1953 (146725) 2013-05-15 10:49
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with a lot of bananas, beautiful graphic, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
tedesse (25135) 2013-05-15 11:29
From the color of your choice! Excellent POV and composition. The colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Well done picture.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-15 16:07
Great connection to the old song, Stephen, and I had never heard the WWII story there. Of course it is only ironically applied to this shot, as this shop seems to have nothing BUT bananas, or variants thereof! An impressive collection and study of green and yellow here. Thanks!
delpeoples (58836) 2013-05-15 18:44
Hi dear Stephen
I couldn't resist the title of this photo nor the story behind it. How fascinating that it has such a history and one so many thousands of miles away. I love the textures and geometries mostly here. Ad on too of that of course it's of my favourite subject, food. Nice work, and great note too. Thanks for sharing. I'm still Walkabout, but will be back on the weekend.
Graal (103034) 2013-05-15 23:21
fine theme good captured. Nice colorful image with bananas as main actress. Well market reportage. Photo is ok.
Have a nice day.
Gerrit (52097) 2013-05-16 3:45
those little ones are delicious. In most countries they see them as a different specie. Fine composition,
rogerl (1616) 2013-05-16 6:27
Stephen, pretty unusual to see bananas "on the vine" around here! Nice shot of all this fruit in various stages of ripeness. Great detail.
My favorite version of this song is Jimmy Durante's. His particular brand of shtick is well-suited to the material.
ourania (47844) 2013-05-16 9:15
a very interesting and delightful picture. You have given impact to the casual arrangement of the bananas with your well considered framing. The sense of depth is great and sharpness is superb too. I like very much the interaction of the yellow, green and blue colours, they stand out in a very lovely way against the subdued tones that surround them. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
annjackman (21899) 2013-05-17 7:12
The range of ripness of the bananas makes a colourful picture. I enjoy your close cropping.
Love your title!
Best wishes, Ann
ChrisJ (116108) 2013-05-17 8:52
I like the color contrasts here between the green unripened bananas and the yellow & black ripe bananas. Good sharpness and saturation. The diagonal bamboo pole support provides dynamism. The round pumpkin shapes top right contrast well against the cylindrical bananas. Tfs!
emka (100907) 2013-05-29 23:16
Hi again, Funny title for this photo. it is amazing to see many sort of bananas when we know only one type from our markets. My favourite are very small ones, otherwise I do no eat them. these on the photos are probably for cooking.
have a nice day.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (101706)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-00
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-15 0:26