Toddy Seller : On a clear winter morning this old impoverished man was seen selling fresh toddy juice near the Digha Beach.The skinny old man undernourished and thin with old age had garnered all his courage to move his old limbs and be on the street to sell toddy juice to tourists for a few bucks.The juice preserved inside two black earthen pots ( Only one is visible in this image) and held steady on the weak shoulders of the old man by a bamboo stick.Normally fermented palm toddy juice is consumed as an intoxicant and as a cheap substitute for hard liquor ,but this old man had fresh juice extracted a few hours back from his own trees in the nearby village.The fermented palm toddy juice is called Tari in eastern India and is consumed widely all over the world,but mostly in tropical countries of Asia and Africa.
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photographer_sg (2532) 2014-05-17 4:40
Excellent photograph showing the main subject with good sharpness and detail. The soft light of the early morning is an asset of the picture. The toddy seller certainly enjoyed the photo shoot :).
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
Sergiom (53495) 2014-05-17 4:44
J'aime bien comment tu as fait ressortir le personnage en faisant le choix de profondeur de champs. J'aime comment le sujet regarde directement dans ta direction. Les couleurs sont belles.
snunney (78561) 2014-05-17 4:48
A fine composition with excellent control over depth of field to make the toddy seller stand out from the crowd. Well exposed with good colours and sharpness. Thanks also for the interesting and informative note.
pajaran (47670) 2014-05-17 4:50
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na coveka koji prodaje sok ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan prodavac soka.
Intresantna garderoba coveka.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the man who sells juice ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated juice vendor.
Is interesting wardrobe man.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
cornejo (27271) 2014-05-17 4:53
Hi Farhat, greetings today are neighbors. Very good picture of this old seller, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (19911) 2014-05-17 5:02
An excellent street portrait, this mans expression is really interesting, and makes a huge difference to the picture. The off centre composition is really nicely chosen, allowing great depth as we look to the crowds in the distance, while the control of depth is perfect to isolate the man and make him the centre of attention. Really nicely done
ikeharel (51283) 2014-05-17 7:09
Good evening Farhat,
Fine portrait of the man selling local juice, which only now I had learnt about.
A unique way he wares his cloths, well shown. Face expression with a nice smile for you.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
ourania (25320) 2014-05-17 7:36
this is a very fine portrait with a strong impact. I like very much how the vendor stands out so sharply, looking into the lens and how he's been isolated from the deep and busy background. Textures are superb on the gentleman and the objects he's carrying, the blurry background is quite comprehensible too. The softness of light, shadows and colours is magnificent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Nicou (114990) 2014-05-17 8:04
quel portrait de cet homme qui porte cette jarre noire quel scène au vif sueprbe image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (20231) 2014-05-17 8:10
I don't know that juice and I don't think it is sold here in my country.
Apparently it was a cold winter morning.
Your picture shows well the hard life for this already older man. With the blurred blackground your main subject stands out well.
Best regards, Paul
holmertz (36273) 2014-05-17 11:44
The crowd contributes to the atmosphere, but you managed to get the toddy seller enough detached from the rest so that they don't disturb. With the low DOF you singled him out perfectly. You made a fine and interesting portrait and tell us a bit of his sad story. I like the fresh morning light and the mild colours.
everlasting (14279) 2014-05-17 13:09
Great street photography, the crowd in the bonehead background really adds to this image.
Miguel82 (19152) 2014-05-17 21:02
Good portrait, a tody seller operating in a Digha, that palm, cashew or coconut liqor is hard and to drink in moderation, all the best, regards
shreya2000 (767) 2014-05-17 23:19
Nice composed and good managed pic showing the vendor. A fine portrait. I like the colours and the way the pic is taken. Good work. Blurry BG is also good.
Thanks for sharing.
danos (82551) 2014-05-18 1:05
nice the street photography with the toddy seller,istead of his old age carry on his shoulders the two black earthen pots.Excellent the portrait of the man with the light and the colour management to enhance his characteristics.
siudzi (31591) 2014-05-18 1:34
Excellent daily life scene this taken with an impressive DOF and exposure to get such a fantastic picture. Really interesting and attractive scene was achieved here. Smartly done and composed! TFS!
Have a nice day!
kato (11630) 2014-05-18 2:30
You're capturing well this old man by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which this skinny old man sells toddy juice to tourists at beach. It seems to hard work for living. It's also impressive in black earthen pots currently carried on his shoulder. And, many people and poles in back draw out well this environment.
dta (62192) 2014-05-18 2:44
Hello Farhat ,
What a great portrait of this poor old man ! And a very interesting note .
Thanks for the share .
rychem (18665) 2014-05-18 8:45
This here is a very gppd portrait of this old man, I like the sharp silhouette taken against the blurred group of people as BG, very well done
adramad (34809) 2014-05-18 10:29
Sensational portrait of this man, this local drink vendor, in view of all the clothes worn on, you think the temperature was very cold.
Good management of the brightness and sharpness.
I wish you a good start to the week.
Silvio1953 (114821) 2014-05-18 10:29
Ciao Farhat, great portrait of characteristicg seller, lovely composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (7205) 2014-05-18 15:37
Great portrait that conveys the hardship of poverty truly nicely. Your shallow DOF brings the man out nicely and lets the noisy background stand back.
have a great day
Kamilutka (8075) 2014-05-18 16:31
very good portrait which gains a lot also from interesting settings. The man which carries pots with juice has very original face and you managed to capture very well his expression. Very effective framing and natural colors. Good use of the shallow DOF to make the seller stand out from the crowd.
Thanks for sharing
COSTANTINO (50464) 2014-05-18 22:18
Hello my dear friend
I love shots of this kind with useful notes
because I learn more interesting things
and traditions This man was selling fresh toddy
juice He is an old skinny man thin with old
ae but he is working hard
a hard and difficult life to earn money
excellent control over depth of field
have a nice time
mesutilgim (79178) 2014-05-18 23:40
Perfect capture of this Street seller in Indıa. Nice layout and perfect focus on the seller.
TFS and best regards
jhm (134322) 2014-05-19 4:30
Fine portrait of the man selling local juice, which only now I had learnt about, better than here in Belgium with a street full cars.
Colours and clothing are specially.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Cricri (100093) 2014-05-19 9:54
Triste de vie de ce monsieur.....vous regardant avec le sourire, c'est un excellent portrait que vous capturer toujours a merveille, le fond flou et une excellente netteté sur le monsieur vendeur de jus
nikkitta (12640) 2014-05-19 14:19
Informative note to present the juice seller quite detached from the blurred BG
Like the way he seems to smile at you
mcmtanyel (9915) 2014-05-19 21:21
Did you get a new camera? I looked at this image and thought, "Something is different about this image, its quality is outstanding." Then I glanced at what camera you used. Not to be snobbish about Nikon, but honest, I could tell you had not used a point-and-shoot. (BTW, our lenses are the same.)
I love the selective focus you employed. Congrats, and if your gear is new, "Güle güle kullan (use it laughing [i.e., in happiness])!" as we say in Turkish.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-05-19 23:24
What a super old man selling his juice to the tourist to make a few quid.
He looks happy and content if a tad undernourished.
A hard life.
Great shot, Tfs,
fotka (3171) 2014-05-20 4:47
I like the photos of daily life from other countries and this one please me very much. An excellent catch with great depth of field as well colors, light, sharpness and interesting note.
delpeoples (52145) 2014-05-21 4:06
Namaskar dear Farhat
An excellent daily life shot, I love the definition you achieved here, the lively colours and superb depth. What an intriguing scene and accompanying note.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
Hanssie (10273) 2014-05-24 3:05
Fantastic portrait !
I also like the beautiful DOF here, great photo !
Fis2 (81402) 2014-05-24 13:22
Interesting scene from daily life!
Excellent reportage shot.
I like frame and depth.
serp2000 (37356) 2014-05-25 3:21
Let me add my 2 cents into your tip-box. This is one of the most interesting photos what I've seen on the TE today. Excellent portrait of a seller, I also like this blur background. Fine details of daily life. Thanks for so informative note. I'd like to tsste this toddy too ;)
mirosu (12222) 2014-05-25 3:57
Excellent snapshot, you have captured the toddy seller from very good viewpoint in nice light.
The selective focus makes this photo special.
clic (13922) 2014-05-26 12:44
I would willingly buy from this man some of his 'elixir of life' because he looks quite sympathetic and also because I like so much his exotic costume seen over an unobtrusive backdrop!
PiotrF (3816) 2014-05-31 7:20
Excellent portrait, nice moment. Sharpness and clarity are real perfect.
Nice captured and pleasant presentation.
Very well done,
mkamionka (29151) 2014-06-01 12:14
with the portrait photos it is so that the less handsome man the better photograph. That is also why photos of me are always good as well :)
Nice capture here with the main person in good light and sharpness and everything else subtly blurred.
very well seen and captured,
siolaw (38008) 2014-06-02 7:59
Good framing of the scene and also well focused on the man with background crowd blurred... your subject looks funny, he may have drunk some of his toddy on the way!
elenimavrandoni (14127) 2014-06-05 20:55
scenes from active life are always the best testimonies of how people live and what their activities are!! the spontaneous shots like this one are always the best!
nice and informative note and one image that speaks for itself!!
daddo (22256) 2014-06-06 23:58
Salam Farhat. Great aura of light around this man creating highlights on his face, hand and jar. Excellent sharpness in contrast to the blur of people behind him makes him d stand out as if he is about to step out of the photo or computer screen. Best wishes. Klaudio.
adores (33830) 2014-06-17 17:58
A very good portrait and a great note that illustrates it perfectly! It must be a really hard life, we can see it in every detail. Very good focus!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15633)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 4:24