Udaipur has a wondeful market selling brightly coloured fruit, vegetables, spices and many other things. I think the nearest pan contains tumeric (Curcuma)which is obtained from the rhizomes of a plant growing in South East Asia. Tumeric is added to many curry and other dishes. Tumeric and its active ingredient, curcumin, is being seriously investigated for its medicinal properties. For a long time it has been used in folk medicine.
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yquem46 (38746) 2010-12-17 2:55
Well done the selective focus on the colorful spices and the OOF BG with the saris of various colors
Incredible India !
Have a nice day
ashres (1075) 2010-12-17 3:08
yummy.. eating food with these spices will really make one red..... good focus, contrast.
sothy81 (9568) 2010-12-17 3:46
This is a great travel picture. Love the colors of these three different spices. They just made me feel so hungry now. The background people reflects location--marketplace. Well done. Sothy
macjake (58014) 2010-12-17 3:50
great technical photo.
wonderful example of how to effectively use DOF in a scene.
the colours sparkle and come alive.
creative composition aswell.
SnapRJW (31617) 2010-12-17 5:05
Hello Ann - Lovely shot! Very good colour on the spices which lead the eye to the hustle and bustle of the market behind. Great use of DOF. Best wishes Rosemary
batalay (35879) 2010-12-17 5:06
I love the composition, juxtaposing the mounds of spice with their brilliant colors, and the women's saris with their brilliant colors. By keeping the aperture at a mere f/4.5, you've also produced a blur in the background — the marketplace becomes a colorful backdrop to the precision of the mounds of variegated spices.
CLODO (30858) 2010-12-17 5:13
you should like the color!
Sharp image on the spice jars, and you get the blurred sarees of the market at the back, the blue one contrasting with the warm hues of the shot.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-12-17 6:10
These coloured heaps make think at the same time of spices and pigments of dyeing. Beautiful spectacular and very interesting photograph. Cheer.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (67544) 2010-12-17 6:31
Focusing on the colored spices and placing them in the lower foreground was a great idea and the blurred background is no less interesing and attractive! The whole image is wonderful! Top quality!
TFS - congrats,
digbymerry (3998) 2010-12-17 7:25
Absolutely wonderful colours. I like the composition with the bowls of spices in sharp focus with the backdrop of the colourful crowd slightly out of focus.
I don't usually comment on photos that were taken a couple of years ago as personally I like to be topical but I could not let this picture pass.
vasilpro (40997) 2010-12-17 8:58
Wonderful composition, beautiful colorful spices, excellent light management, lovely colors, very nice POV with very good focus.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
korbee (6617) 2010-12-17 9:11
This is well focussed and very colorful,like it alwys is in plces like Rajasthan,lovely photo.
dipsybee (296) 2010-12-17 10:52
Love the composition and colour of this shot. Good POV and I like the sharp detail of the spices in the dishes contrasting with the blurring of activity of all the people in the background. Excellent image.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-12-17 12:41
an impressive photo with attractive POV and vivid colours, the atmosphere of the photo is great, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
saxo042 (37594) 2010-12-17 13:06
A very fine assembly of colours, not onky from the different spices but also from the women. Maybe some of these powders also could be used as dyestuffs for textiles? Certainly a good curry dish can stain a white shirt, if you´re not careful;)
williewhistler (14805) 2010-12-17 13:39
Hello Ann,one day an almost monochromatic sand dune the next a glorious array of colours,you certainly give us a variety of images to brighten the winter gloom.
This is a simple subject beautifully captured.
Best wishes Les.
diomed (13926) 2010-12-17 15:40
amazing foreground in gradual warm tones of this spices with a very animated and colored scene in the background. Excellent composition, well thought.
Nard (6972) 2010-12-18 9:48
Great shot with this focus on the colorul spices and the blur on the people. I like the incredible shrapness on the first one and the 3 colors. really well done.
claudeD (33998) 2010-12-18 11:59
Very fine picturecfrom India with an excellent composition an a multitude of colors.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With rgards from Luxembourg
Suppiluliuma (3887) 2010-12-19 0:22
A mixture of colour, spice, lively dresses and human element. That's truly India. :-)
I liked the DOF, which enables us to concentrate on the foregound without completely sacrificing the details of the lively bazaar. A tiny bigger crop could be suggested.
josepmarin (57833) 2010-12-19 4:57
a great work with the depth of field, the spices in foreground are focused well, while the blurry background gives a good 3D sensation.
The vivid colors of the spices and of the dresses of the people provide a great chromatic power for your composition.
It is a beautiful photo.
abmdsudi (44908) 2010-12-19 22:14
Street markets are ideal places to really capture the atmosphere of an urban life as depicted here. They are always colourful and full of interesting characters and sometimes even unusual items for sale. The shallow dof helps to focus attention onto the stuff greatly, and the composition is well thought out, and the contrasting red gives the image a very vibrant and lively atmosphere. Excellent exposure, contrast and sharpness. Great capture, Well done. TFS
AgnesNap (2) 2010-12-20 9:15
Very cool to see image from Udaipur. I have been there two months ago.
I love your awesome shot.
Merou (4726) 2010-12-21 5:02
I like the control of the POF. The result is very nice
quillo (11850) 2010-12-21 5:12
Hola Ann :
Beautiful composition with a very good technical work.
You obtain the just faded away into the later plane
so that it does not bother to the first plane of
the spices, that we see them in full splendour,
but simultaneously the vague one allows us
to imagine well the place where we are.
The colors and contrast are very well obtained.
Congratulations for in excellent work.
Un abrazo y feliz día...
pippotirella (687) 2010-12-23 13:32
grazie per l'accoglienza.
ho visto tutte le tue foto. molto belle. questa che ho scelto č quella che preferisco. molto bella . complimenti
pastadog (13111) 2010-12-24 1:35
Wonderful frame, so colourful and especially effective blurred background back there... congratulations
baddori (19967) 2010-12-25 7:47
I watch TV programs in food preparation.
Today we have repeated at Christmas ... ... .. or so the menu last year.
This picture always makes me think of foods with different flavors and colors.
Perhaps a speech debunking.
The picture is a riot of colors and flavors.
bema (26361) 2010-12-31 1:52
for sue this is one of the colorfulst parts of the world, and you show ithere in such a perfect way..
my compliments for this one!
thanks for sharing, and a happy new Year to you, kind regards Bernd
papaosmubal (12) 2011-01-10 5:12
great colors. great pov.
yso (4146) 2011-01-12 9:12
So beautiful colors and excellent depth of field, very well done, congratulations !
delpeoples (53726) 2011-01-22 3:01
Wonderful Daily Life scene with abundant colour and life. I like the use of the shallow depth of field, bringing the spices into focus. Excellent job, such an excellent insight into the life of this exotic country.
TFS and I wsih you a beautiful day
roshangar (1682) 2011-01-27 7:52
Wow, lot's of colors, I like them and it's a great composition, it's pity that she is not looking, some times I just call people to say hi and take their smile:)But any way it's nice scene of life.
everlasting (14696) 2011-04-20 3:18
Excellent POV and use of DOF, keeping the people nicely placed in the bokeh zone and the main focus on the coloured spices
Wanda1 (14982) 2011-05-12 1:43
Colourful Inida for sure with the bright spices and the bright colours of the saried ladies. I like your use of dof to focus on the spices, but the colurs in the background still come through too. A nice image taking me back to India.
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (20283)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-09
- Categories: Food
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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