Kashmiri Red Chillies is famous the worldover. Here a Kashmiri woman lays out the harvest of Red Chilli to dry. Grown mainly in Jammu and Kashmir and also in subtropical regions of North India during winter seasons. The chillies are long and fleshy. They are deep red in colour. They are mostly used in North Indian cuisines. The harvesting season for these chillies is from November to February though I witnessed this scene in mid October.
Camera - Canon Powershot A700.
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Robpulp (917) 2006-12-14 7:52
good shot and composition, but the quality does bother me. The chillies arnt very clear which dissapoints me.
maheshpatil (230) 2006-12-14 8:06
I cant stop adoring this picture with nice colors.Nice POV. I wonder how did u manage this shot from lower height as ur eyes might have come closer to chillies.Nice note too.Wel done.
cessy (13647) 2006-12-14 8:15
olala .. so many chillies
I love eat chilly but not sure with that much :)
very nice shot Poulomi
ryno (6865) 2006-12-14 8:32
Hi Poulomi, this is an impressive shot. There's great colour in the deep red chillies juxtaposed with her blue cardigan, and I like your POV here, as it focuses on the chillies in the foreground, which really is the main theme of your photo. A striking image, well done. Regards,
photographer123 (6246) 2006-12-14 8:49
WELL TRIED.BUT I THINK U SHOULD USE MORE WIDE LENS,GOOD AS A DOCUMENTATION...SUBIR
**U SHOULD LOOK UP CONTRAST & SHARPNESS OF THIS PHOTO....***
partha (14023) 2006-12-14 13:17
A nice documentry shot. Very good note as well. The composition looks nice and the red chilli give the overall warm effect in it.
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-12-14 17:56
Good shot with low POV, the colours of chilli make this shot.
Thanks for sharing
thirdangle (34) 2006-12-14 22:47
nice perspective view... like the depth also but if u can enhance the contrast of the picture but just giving a red chillies a more hotter look then i think i will give really make them really hot as kashmiri mirch is famous for..
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-12-15 6:00
The low POV is the key here with adequate prominence to your subject - the red chillies. The sky is a bit overcast but still the light is good enough. A very diiferent shot from the usual 'toursity' ones we are used to seeing from the valley.
thaprem (2558) 2006-12-15 7:19
A nice POV...The Chillies are just poking at our Eyes because of yur POV...
The sharpnesss seesm to be low..
sunilshukla (844) 2006-12-16 3:20
I am seeing of improvement in ur work or perhaps ur imprvd style of presentation. Little low on sharpness as already pointd out but full marks for a different peek at the life of Kashmiris.
scalerman (26900) 2006-12-18 3:27
Poulomi: great potential here for a great picture. I think your contrast is too high - great POV though. regards, c
PixelTerror (0) 2006-12-18 4:15
Wow is that red ! They provide a colorful carpet, nice daily life scene that caught the woman in full action, the scene is well exposed.
Have a nice day,
sayan (2617) 2006-12-18 10:44
I don't think we will get much photos of Srinagar like the photos you are sharing with us. Wonderful subject and you are showing us the daily life of the place as opposed to the natural beauty which attracts the camera of the tourists much than these!
Angshu (56758) 2006-12-19 3:37
Apnar chhobi shonkai kom, kintu quality te darun. Je jinishta amar bhalo lage sheta holo apni PP korenna..Apnar ei chhobita mone hoi apni boshe tulechhen je karoney eye levelta khub bhalo..lonka gulo defintely interesting subject..ektu sharp hole hoito bhalo hoto, sheituku PP korle kharap noi :-)
ramthakur (1517) 2006-12-23 6:01
Thanks for your visit and comment, Poulomi.
This colourful image of red chillies gives a different perspective to Srinagar known for its natural beauty.
The picture has a significant documentation value too. Apparently, Kashmir is a major producer of this popular Indian spice, going by the amount of the "red fire" you have shown here :-)!
chanjits (4454) 2006-12-24 19:24
nice daily life shot well composed but the caption should be hot and sweet.
RADEEH (2802) 2007-01-02 9:00
A document on the chillies of kashmir. The PoV allows us to have an idea of these chillies.Good journalistic effort. A good contribution to TE.Great shot TFS.
sadeik (3282) 2007-01-02 11:48
A nice shot and some many chillis.
What I might like to see is a portrait with the point of view much higher so thst the woman is surrounded by chillis and nothing else. Great photo though.
entrelec (8328) 2007-01-05 4:55
Nice shot, all this chili reminds me some very hot meals in the south!
All the best
unigross (0) 2007-01-27 11:53
really great colors and perspective !
it couldnt be better at that situation. i think, if you used a very large aperture, could focus the lady, and at the same time have got depth in the photograph. well done !
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-02-27 3:33
Wooow@!!I've never seen before so many red hot chilli!!!!!!!!!Excellent low POV here,now the foreground is very clear and detailed !
japiey (10163) 2007-03-22 14:22
This is a fantastic documentation. your POV is good. i think, a slight movement in angle might have made a more powerfull shot.... the foreground, with a wide angle view would have added more to your fantastic composition in revealing the subject. TFS.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-05-08 11:37
this is an impressive shot. There's great colour in the deep red chillies juxtaposed with her blue cardigan, and I like your POV here, as it focuses on the chillies in the foreground, which really is the main theme of your photo. A striking image, well done...
prumod (8300) 2007-08-03 9:22
it's a beautiul daily life shot... the color contrast is superb.... your framing and focsing is perfect!
ykumar (45) 2007-08-06 7:54
Nice Shot..But the chillies could have been much more crisper and brighter as they are actually.