A lovely, smiling fruit vendor ("fruttivendolo" in Italian, "fruttaiulo" in Napoletan dialect). I couldn't resist stopping at his fruit cart along the coast road near Positano. Get a load of the lemons he's selling. This region is famous for its oranges and lemons, the lemons are so good, you can eat them with a knife and fork. Needless to say I bought a kilo of them, and a string of the garlic and chillies. I later cooked a meal with lemon-infused pasta, vongole, white wine, garlic, parsley and lemon. Che bontá.
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daddo (22372) 2014-07-16 6:45
Ciao Lisa. Something different this time and I like it a lot.Sunny smile in a sunny country. I notice something else there you didn't mention- figs, my favourite fruit.The pasta sounds delicious and I am sure it tasted better eaten al fresco in Italy, having been prepared from fresh produce which had not been sitting in a fridge. Ciao. Klaudio.
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-07-16 6:58
Hello dear friend
what a beautiful and fresh photo
lets buy everything we wish
I love shots of this kind thanks for sharing it with us
snunney (78821) 2014-07-16 7:21
Local produce fresh off the tree / out of the ground, what could be better. No wonder he's smiling if you bought a pile of stuff off him:-) Great capture. Not long to the weekend now!
holmertz (36453) 2014-07-16 7:33
A fine shot with a smiling man, fresh local agricultural products and a beautiful scenery, all in superb colours and sharpness. It's a very nice and appealing photo in every way, and the pasta recipe sounds absolutely delicious.
dkmurphys (45873) 2014-07-16 7:35
Yes, the delicious mini markets on wheels! I remember those, especially the ones with oranges :D.
Well taken scene, have a good day.
ikeharel (51533) 2014-07-16 8:58
Smiling Limoncello vendor, was happy to pose for you, Lisa.
The view he has on the road must be beautiful, we see here only the cliff sides' benefit with a nice work-enviroment.
cornejo (27481) 2014-07-16 10:27
Hello dear Lisa, very nice shot of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life (orchard) or fruit seller, very well captured in this portrait. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
annjackman (17557) 2014-07-16 10:54
What a lovely sounding meal you made. The food looks very fresh on this man's cart. An excellent 'environmental' portrait where we can appreciate the man's work and surroundings. Superb clarity.
Kind Regards, Ann
mirosu (12290) 2014-07-16 11:14
Excellent road snapshot. The young man was very pleased about your photo action, hi is nicely posing. I hope that you have purchased some fruits, or garlic (?) in his small road shop. Nice arrangement in vertical format, excellent background.
Very well done.
p.s. regarding your question to my photo, the partial desaturation was my creation, to show the life and death or spring and winter side by side.
tyro (18330) 2014-07-16 11:31
Ciao cara Lisa,
What a friendly looking guy. I've never thought that you could eat lemons with a knife and fork but I'd give it at try if, as you say, the local lemons here are really that good. Give me a couple of pounds of those figs and I'd be happy.
Your photograph is lovely, the cheerful man well captured as he wraps up your chillies for you and beams into your lens - or your bosom - it's difficult to make out. And the brightly coloured wares on his little stall make a fine foreground to a beautiful distant view of dark cliff faces and a brooding sky above.
Lovely light and colours, fine composition and excellent depth of field and sharpness.
miumiu (4644) 2014-07-16 14:51
This is a lovely capture about the vendor with his fruits. (l used to buy cheese in Croatia near the roads.)
The dramatic mountains are wonderful in the background.
carlo62 (26910) 2014-07-16 15:10
ti sei fatta ammaliare dal sorriso del fruttaiulo, ma ne hai guadagnato un piatto goloso e saporito.
Bel taglio verticale, la parte alta molto scura è perfettamente contrastante con i colori della frutta.
Un abbraccio tutto italiano
photoray (9883) 2014-07-16 18:11
Howdy Che bonta Lisa,
Attractive candid of the Fruttivendolo, with some of my favorites - peppers, garlic, figs, olive oil, lemons, etc, with a dramatic rock cliff backdrop.
Writing this while waiting for my oven fries to cook, certainly not as tasty as your lemon infused pasta dish.
jjcordier (72658) 2014-07-16 23:09
Visiblement, tu as craqué devant le sourire du vendeur. Je suis sûr que tu lui as acheté tout son stock de légumes!
timecapturer (44493) 2014-07-17 4:17
mouth watering and tummy rumbling as I write this. Fresh produce like this is always special and tastes so wonderful. Have to admit this guy has the largest lemons I have ever seen, perhaps that is why he is smiling so widely. Super-shot!
Regards - B.
Didi (54705) 2014-07-17 9:57
The man is selling hot spices also :)
Well done for the frame quality
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-07-17 13:45
What a perfect note to read just before dinner, nom nom nom, as the cookie monster might say :)
This is a beautiful cheery portrait, and what a cool way to really remember a good meal! The backdrop to the scene is very somber and in stark contrast to the fresh food and smiling face of this man. I guess the only thing keeping those dark clouds at bay are the fresh lemons.
You could eat a lemon with a knife and fork?? Wow, not the lemons we get in Ireland!
Happy Friday, its almost the weekend
all the best
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-07-17 16:44
I reckon you made his day! Enjoying this more and more as I look at it - there's a wonderfully sweet, engaging, generous portrait standing discreetly among all those glorious colour and textures. Really interesting image you have chosen the right moment to take the shot and it was such a colorful social doc capture, Congrats.
macjake (51436) 2014-07-18 8:29
good on this guy to pose for ya, it probably helped that you purchased some of his goods too haha
and are you serious about eating a lemon with a fork and knife! yikes! talk about a pucker-face!!!
the clouds in the bg are the same color as the mans shirt, hope he didn't get too wet after awhile.
fun shot, i can totally see you taking this photo.
Less than 24hours and we're off to Chicago
Cricri (100395) 2014-07-18 22:54
Hi dear Lisa
Difficile de ne pas s'arrêter devant ce bel étalage de beaucoup d'aliments attirant et en plus avec le beau sourire du vendeur :-) une très belle image sous un sublime soleil
Belle journée a toi
Gigidusud (13169) 2014-07-18 23:27
Che piacere di vedere questa scena! Mi ricordo i miei viaggi sulla Costa Amalfitana. Bel ritratto del "fruttaiulo" sorridente. Mamma mia,la tua ricetta mi ha acquolina in bocca! :)
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana cara amica.
emka (72306) 2014-07-18 23:57
Ciao cara Lisa, Beautiful place and nice fruttaiulo. These lemons must be very good, your note about pasta with vongole is mouthwatering. I would like to taste it. sunny photo, sunny smile although a rather dark sky lurks from behind.
have a great weekend
Kielia (22913) 2014-07-19 6:42
I am at all times fascinated by fruit carts since they are also very common in Denmark. Here you show us a very charming fruit seller with interesting fruits. I like how he is posing for the photographer. A wonderful image and very nice notes - my compliments!
serp2000 (37511) 2014-07-21 3:53
Hi, Lisa! Ciao! ;)
Good portrait of the fruit seller in an interior of his mobile workplace. I see the bottles of lemon liquor, but I like the red dry wine more. Very interesting report from the roads of Salerno.
All the best wishes,
Yes, I am fine, but if you see the last breaking news we have got not the best times unfortunately.
fritzi007 (2441) 2014-07-21 8:28
really a friendly person, but you have to be a seller. Really a great photo
dip (23512) 2014-07-22 4:22
very nice shot of the friendly seller and his interesting rolling shop,
appetizing note as well :)
InasiaJones (31250) 2014-07-24 12:17
I recognise this road... Without a doubt the scariest bus ride I ever had, not only for the elevated view that gives you the impression that you will tumble down the cliff on each and every curves, but also because there was a tornado at sea, with the funnel and everything, menacing to hit the road while we were driving between Sorrento and Positano... And I remember also about the delicious lemons, and the equally delicious limoncello they make with them...
Good "people in their environment" photo, where the guy epitomises the good spirit and warm nature of Italians. It's interesting to see him with his small stall and the great landscape in the back. Good colours, good contrasts, good framing.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-07-25 6:31
Ciao Lisa, gran bella scenetta in una fantastica ambientazione, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravissima, buon week end, un abbraccio Silvio
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-25 13:52
A good daily life scene from Italy He looks like a happy chappy. I miss that lemon squash they sell on the Amalfi coast. The chilies and figs look good too. Positano is great. Must get back there one day, preferably when I am still in Europe. Tfs!