From the covered market in Coimbra in central Portugal. I took this photo on a journey in 1984 and have scanned it from a Kodachrome slide.
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
Juzo (4345) 2011-02-12 2:16
I always remember Portugal for the many vendors, in markets and on the streets, there is always a special flavour to life in Portugal, I think this simple image shows that. Fish, the life of the sea is important here, and flowers, I always think of the Revolution of Carnations in Portugal, a good mix.
people (283) 2011-02-12 2:58
I like your photo a lot, like Portugal in general. Fish are important for portuguese as the sea, as the fresh products like flowers and tradicional food from popular markets, far from snob dishes. Simple things for a quiet and unbeatable way of life. Thanks for sharing, it makes me feel as I was there again. OBRIGADO
Kielia (23581) 2011-02-12 3:03
what a wonderful atmosphere! Very beautiful light, pleasant colors and an excellent perspective. Markets are rewarding places for the photographer and this impression is a masterpiece. My compliments!
subhendu_bagchi (25727) 2011-02-12 3:27
a nice scan from the old slide. The contrast is superb here with fish and flowers. Great light and colours. Like the softness in this image. Great composition. Tfs.
serp2000 (39992) 2011-02-12 4:21
Good title! I think, you can't get a smelt of flowers here. Impressive pose and face. An interesting photostory from market. Well done. Another my congratulations!
wolf38 (31278) 2011-02-12 5:50
Hi Gert. Fish and flowers are kind of opposites. But in a market everything fits together perfectly (in Peru, I once saw fish and chicken side by side on a table). I like markets and the life there very much. We learn much more about people than anywhere else. Overall, well worth seeing (old) photo with great technical quality. Rgds, Wolfgang.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2011-02-12 6:27
Nice documentary capture of daily life. The expressions on the womens faces really makes it for me. Good work.
siamesa (27741) 2011-02-12 8:35
Boa tarde Gert
Very attractive this golden tone of the fish. perfect digitalized work. Congratulations.
papera (13952) 2011-02-12 10:57
this old woman selling fish reminds so much of one of my grandmothers - she came from the countryside and she used to wear the same black cloth on her head...
her expression here is priceless - a mixture of cunning and friendliness that you managed to capture at the right moment.
I like the burned colours - timeless tones for me.
tyro (20420) 2011-02-12 12:23
What a wonderful expression that old lady fishmonger has! I don't think anyone would have the courage to meddle with her!
I'm sure that these are fresh fish even although the colours suggest something more like smoked fish.
The picture is well composed and I like the happier looking lady behind on the right with her pots of brightly coloured flowers.
Another excellent result from scanning a Kodachrome slide.
annjackman (19597) 2011-02-12 12:32
It is so good to scan some old slide images so that they can be shared more widely. This is a very interesting composition showing these ladies at work. Fish and flowers -strange mix! TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
emka (78852) 2011-02-12 14:36
Hi Gert, I showed squids (no squirrels :)) and it is fish by you. But here the expression of the seller is fantastic. I like also other details, like the big scales in the bg. Great scene. Nice photo from Portugal.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-02-12 15:21
a splendid portrait with very nice composition and details, a beautiful work, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
adores (37025) 2011-02-12 16:10
These scenes can still be found in Portugal, but Coimbra has nowadays a new market,so this is practically part of the history of the city:)! A very well captured scene, for sure!I like the pose of the old lady behind the fish and the way you included the other one in background, selling carnations! Great work with the scanner once again!
bukitgolfb301 (35908) 2011-02-13 1:08
Hi my dear Gert
This is another impressive and very active image shot, one secne from a movie. Nice presentation for her serious eye and face exprssion. The composition is also well considered and organized. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Sunday and best regards,
Takero from Nagoya(my home country)
vasilpro (40933) 2011-02-13 1:55
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful and interesting scene, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, TFS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
jhm (139168) 2011-02-13 3:55
Really not the best combination between fish market and flowers alone for the smell.
Both women see the future good.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
A nice Sunday,
abmdsudi (43480) 2011-02-13 6:11
Just another one of your quality scans again, an interesting and very memorable experience must be and nostalgic daily life capture. The mood of it really seems calm and relaxing nature, truly a friendly air in this market. Looks pretty excellent to me, you have definitiely caught the lady nicely and i love her posture and expression and of course the fishes. Good timing with the red flowers, that's a nice touche! Great candid, good detail and colours. Great capture again, Congrats
Have nice sunday!
Gerrit (47886) 2011-02-13 6:34
good scan of fine quality.
The light on the faces is perfect and the composition very good.
mesutilgim (84284) 2011-02-13 8:32
Nice scanning of this "almost" oldie !
Very good pov and perfect timing. Markets, interesting places all over the world to make such observations.
Here the elderly lady selling the fishes has for shure a quite dirty job than the flower seller behind her !
TFS and best regards
saxo042 (37558) 2011-02-13 9:20
"Fina fisken" as we say in Swedish. A very pleasant view with lots of fine colours!
Hälsningar frĺn Valbonne
hispic (9619) 2011-02-13 19:29
Lively looks of the fishseller have been vividly captured with lovely flowers. Light on fishes and the lady is also expertly managed very well. Beautiful composition.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
COSTANTINO (55452) 2011-02-19 23:44
I like your photos because all they have
an originality,beautiful daly life
there is a freshnness and another
atmosphere,pleasant colors and
have a nice Sunday
Angshu (55665) 2011-02-20 4:00
Interesting how the fishes looked like petals of flowers in the thumbnail. You really did capture the expression on the fishmonger's face brilliantly...cristna sums it up 'a mixture of cunning'. The colour of the fish looked to me like being marinated in some masala...or could have been the light as well. I tried hard to see the names & the prices of the fishes in the small board but could not properly. An excellent scan result for this fine shot!
Glint (6167) 2011-02-20 9:49
this is an excellent dailylife scene.Fish & fishmonger and flowers and flower seller -conveys the market atmosphere well.I like your povshowing this charcterful lady presiding over her fish.
Waylim (25350) 2011-02-20 13:47
Aaah, I can smell those fishes. Let me write really quickly and get out of the market. It is always interesting to walk through the local market to see all kind of interesting things and see what grows and what kind of animal do they eat. Just have to cover your nose occasionally. Another timeless classic daily life image. Thanks.
agjika (3616) 2011-02-24 15:09
This is definitel one of your five star photos. The subject, the lady looking away and the overall mood is superb. I wished the lady with the flowers was not there getting some of the attention!
Also perheaps most importantly the POV is excellent.
Vasa (16772) 2011-03-02 18:10
this picture could be so welcome in my last theme...I say again that I admire your documentation and your long photographic life. Your never lost the time. With your creative ideas, friend. So glad to see you again.
frunchy (1517) 2011-08-30 10:48
the lady looks the other way, maybe she thinks of her business, maybe some customer annoyed her, who knows.
TFS, regards, F.
Miguel82 (23367) 2013-06-20 0:56
Good quality fishes here Gert, interesting view of that city market in Coimbra, sharp composition, nice colors
I like the red flowers in the bg
ourania (30937) 2013-10-07 12:13
I like this picture very much. I love the close point of view and the naturalness of the scene, the thorough capture of the setting and the integration of the ladies in it. There's tremendous power and interest in the fish vendor's posture and expression. Toil, dignity, worry and pride are explicit and strike the viewer instantly. The flower vendor has a subtle smile in her face but her expression can be interpreted in many ways. What a strong bond you managed to create between the viewer and the unknown ladies on a day of hard work long ago. Simple, striking and touching work. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,