Today CNY2009 will close and this is my last post of the Lunar dateline. Tonight will be the lunar eclipse. I am showing you a glimpse of Chinatown in Kuching, along the oldest main street of Jalan Padungan, where Chinese shops selling many things are thriving for periods before pre-war till today. This one is just a typical colorful shops selling fruits and some daily needs and has been decorated with lanterns over the CNY period. Most shops along this street are closed at night, except a handful selling fruits, flowers, pubs and restaurants. It is not about photography skill for this one, I am sure you can see, but more to show a part of Kuching that may or may not look like your city? A lot of things, colors to see. By the time you finished viewing this, I would have started my family dinner specially prepared for this event at 6.30pm. A Chinese tradition passed down for generations, origin from China. Regards, bill
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saylan-cb (12738) 2009-02-09 1:55
Very colourful image with good compositions and very nice composed here.I like the colours.
Royaldevon (26815) 2009-02-09 2:31
I hope you enjoyed your meal!
Who would not be drawn to such a colourful display of wares!
Nice pov, with the eyes being drawn inwards with each sharply focussed display.
What has happened at the l/h side?
The brushes look to have been cropped.
Gerrit (44753) 2009-02-09 3:26
I like the colorful brooms the best.
Today is also my eldest sons birtday, born 17 years ago in the year of the monkey.
carper (96) 2009-02-09 3:29
very nice Bill,
a fine shot here, good details of this Chinatown,
good clear shot, well done and thanks for showing.
have a nice day.
snunney (79973) 2009-02-09 3:58
An interesting and colourful daily life image. I like the point of view and the eclectic selection of articles for sail. Very good colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing. A belated Happy New Year!
jhm (135780) 2009-02-09 4:52
I like the fruit presentation, excellent and colourfully.
A lovely nature picture out of a wonderful area.
Excellent captured, good composed and very well presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
siamesa (27703) 2009-02-09 5:37
It's could be here in Brazil. Fruits and these colored brooms on display in the store. Very pleasant picture. TFS
belido (19934) 2009-02-09 6:05
very colorful shot. I like to see all those elements in the frame. Well caught daily life scenery. Superb details and good natural lighting. Well done!
bracasha75 (24517) 2009-02-09 7:34
Very nice view on this shop and all posibles colors around and inside .Good day life a street shot
Thanks for sharing
jafadabret (56501) 2009-02-09 8:18
C'est une photo qui a bien sa place sur TE. Elle nous montre un magasin bien achalandé aussi bien en balais multicolores qu'en fruits avec en plus, pour la fête, ces lanternes.
Cricri (101805) 2009-02-09 8:56
Trés agréable a regarder ce magasin pleine de couleurs et aux multiples détails, belle composition
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-02-09 10:26
Good evening Bill,
It is an image of graver very rich colors, which is a beautiful pilot image of your country and its lifestyle. This work is simple, and very interesting. Good clear and quite exposed realization. Cheer
Have a nice evening
parbo (11092) 2009-02-09 10:58
You very well captured messy ambiance of Chinese stores that they are selling every things, as same also in Suriname, even tropical fruits and other imported fruits that impossible to grown here (apple, pearl etc) due to warm climate. Chinese immigrants arrived here 150 years ago. Clear and informative note. Hope you and your family had a very nice family dinner. Happy CNY2009. Congratulations. Have a nice new week.
COSTANTINO (51918) 2009-02-09 12:28
thanks for sharing such a colourful photo
with us,tonight,I like it and in my opinion
is well composed..Nice pov
Good balance and details
thanks a lot
fanni (14377) 2009-02-09 16:54
I like such kinds of photos - they often tell us much more about a place (and local people) than photos of famous landmarks!
Very colourful picture, very interesting (at least - for me! LOL) details.
Have a nice day!
shevchenko (19051) 2009-02-09 21:54
Interesting composition to show a shop selling fruits and sundry items, finally CNY celebrations was over, do you shoot for the lunar eclipse? I think your camera and intruments are support this type of photo. Yesterday I was missed out this natural phenomenen, I was stranded in traffic jam where the Thaiphusam parade still on along Jalan Ipoh.
asajernigan (20606) 2009-02-10 2:34
This is a very colorful image. Your composition is fine showing this scene from a nice angle that gives the shot depth. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-10 3:47
Fine view of this colourful shop. Beautiful POV and good light management.
TFS and greetings
Charo (51210) 2009-02-10 4:39
Fantastic picture of this little grocery store full of colors and scents guess too. It is curious that in a greengrocers selling brooms also ...
Excellent details and colors.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-02-11 19:33
Hello Bill, I'm a little bit late for this but I trust you enjoyed your dinner with your family, We must IMO embrace some new customs but also maintain old ones. Nice colourful image & unmistakably Chinese, not only in the writing but also the brightly coloured red lanterns. Thank you for sharing that with us.
macondo (18551) 2009-02-12 2:24
You've made a very colourful picture out of this everyday scene, using effectively the various shapes and lines of the goods on sale. The slightly out of focus brooms hardly matter in terms of your aim in this shot. This shop-front collection reminds me so much of my own travels in Malaysia, or even stopovers in KL. I bet that 6.30 pm dinner was something worth savouring!
JCG (35129) 2009-02-12 10:48
A little late, happy CNY2009. Good shot of these colorful stalls and giving want to buy. Many details in the image which gives all its interest. I like the balance of your composition. Well done Bill.
With all my friendships and with soon
PS: thank you for your nice appreciation of my latest publication
pierrefonds (55240) 2009-02-13 18:07
The point of view is showing the details of the colorful fruits store. The picture is clear and precise. The subject is well frame. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
robob (3646) 2009-02-14 5:52
C’est ici une image très colorée et j’aime plus particulièrement tous ces balais aux multiples couleurs très fluo !
C’est bien vu !
Passe un très bon week-end Bill et au plaisir,
foozi (7101) 2009-02-18 6:18
the brght colours is the trademark. They are very rich and dense, a way to celebtrate in a very happy and prosperous mood.
Everything is red here...The CNY mood.
cfreire (11739) 2009-02-18 7:43
Nice shot well colored and vivids. This store sels everythings ..:-)) I've enjoyed of your picture. Good colors and contrasts. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
vmukherjee (612) 2009-03-28 3:40
Nice colourful shot. The different colours and shapes look beautiful.
jusninasirun (17156) 2009-04-01 20:05
I was just telling Alfred how your images and Alfred's recent post have been poisoning me with FX sensors :-)
This is another fine example of FX rendering giving out excellent colors and details. Well framed of this colorful store.
Best regards and have a nice day.
- Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) (14348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Food, Event
- Camera: Nikon D700, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, 4Gb Sandisk ultra II
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 1:49