One of the two fruit stands in front of Monastiraki metro station on a lovely, sunny day of winter.
Fruits are generally high in fiber, water, vitamin C and sugars, although this latter varies widely from traces as in lime, to 61% of the fresh weight of the date. Fruits also contain various phytochemicals that do not yet have an RDA/RDI listing under most nutritional factsheets, and which research indicates are required for proper long-term cellular health and disease prevention. Regular consumption of fruit is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease (especially coronary heart disease), stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.
Diets that include a sufficient amount of potassium from fruits and vegetables also help reduce the chance of developing kidney stones and may help reduce the effects of bone-loss. Fruits are also low in calories which would help lower one's calorie intake as part of a weight-loss diet.
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RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-27 23:16
A couple of bananas, some grapes and a few pears please.
Super capture of this market fruit stall, the two old sellers look character's, these scene do give us a great insight to daily street life.
Wonderful. Great management and presentation. Tfs, have a good week.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-27 23:58
again the famous fruit stall from Monastiraki and again magnificent photo opportunity you utilized perfectly.
Interesting note about the fruits-I think sometimes it´s better NOT to know what we eat,right?:)
And concerning the image-it´s really well composed and close-up with well kept balance between the fruits and the life around the stall.
Have a nice day
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-28 0:33
Like your title over here, they are indeed great source of vitamins. Nice view of a fruit stall with vivid colours and bright light. Like the inclusion of these elderly customers who are carefully inspecting the fruits. Bright light has helped to bring out the array of colours. Excellent DL shot from the market. Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (32090) 2014-01-28 1:00
You have a masterful game of light and shadow and color here, I really love how the colors of these fruits comes out so different under the various light conditions you have captured! That in itself makes a wonderful image, but even more so that you have also captured such a cool street portrait scene. This is beautiful candid photography, really nicely done.
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-28 3:25
Like your vitamins... Appreciate your composition. Enjoyed your light management. Love your daily life composition. Tfs.
Sergiom (82773) 2014-01-28 3:48
Rien de plus beau qu'un marché le matin. Les produits semblent attirer la lumière très basse à cette heure de la journée. L'image a beaucoup d'informations et beaucoup de choses à voir et se superbes produits à goûter.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-01-28 4:18
great street shot from athens.love the colorful frame and the light and the candidness it has.
snunney (101602) 2014-01-28 4:34
It looks well stocked this little fruit stall and makes for an interesting daily life composition with the two men stood in the background. Good light management in rather difficult conditions. Excellent colours and sharpness.
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-28 5:07
Excellent snapshot from local small fruit stand. The fruits and the sellers are in superb light with plenty of very nice details. I like it, I like the place. I newer miss similar fruit stands during my travels. Always an opportunity to get best local fruit at high quality. Thanks for posting this beautiful, tasteful photo.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-28 7:36
Those looks very fresh and delicious even though the gentleman's facial expression didn't think so. I like the low angle of the light coming through. Wonderful colors and nice details. Well done, tfs.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-01-28 7:41
Lovely composition with vibrant colours. The fruits do look so delicious! The expressions on the faces of the two old fruit sellers very well captured. Thanks for sharing. have a nice evening.
saxo042 (37900) 2014-01-28 7:43
A very educational note with a lot of good advice. The picture is indeed very tempting with all the colours and delicious fruits. I guess these men are strongly considering all these beneficial effects of eating a lot of fruit.
ikeharel (73545) 2014-01-28 7:51
One scale to view this beautiful market picture, is to value the stunning colors of the fruits, especially those bananas in great yellow.
Than on another layer, just behind, I look at the two elderly men, and they have same face expressions, very similar - maybe even twins, also you managed to post them in best place over pic. space.
Third layer is the market general view far beyond. All culminate to a wonderful, impressive and vivid photo.
My cong.'s, cheers for the enlightening note.
danos (99782) 2014-01-28 7:57
ωραία η σκηνή από το Μοναστηράκι που έχω δει πολλές φορές αλλά δεν έχω φωτογραφήσει ποτέ.Πραγματικά είναι μια όαση χρώματος στην μουντή Αθήνα με τα φρέσκα φρούτα που πουλάνε να είναι πολύ φθηνότερα και από τις λαικές αγορές ακόμα.Εξαιρετικός ο φωτισμός όπως και τα χρώματα της φωτογραφίας.
rbassin (23393) 2014-01-28 10:27
une scène de marché, intéressante et comprenant de très belles couleurs et un beau choix de fruits.
cornejo (43859) 2014-01-28 11:14
Hi Ourania, very good picture of this beautiful market stall (which I like more are the fruit stands and fish stalls), nicely captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (29787) 2014-01-28 12:13
A very beautiful and colourful market scene.
The picture is very clear (also the parts in the shade), well detailed and well balanced. No empty space on the image.
Could it be that these two merchants are brothers?
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (146613) 2014-01-28 12:21
Ciao Ourania, deliziosa scena di mercato con tanta vita e tanta frutta, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (95776) 2014-01-28 13:04
Hello dear Ourania,
Nice market capture from Athens !
Nobody can say that he didn't learn anything through this entry. I've learned ! You are paying almost the half price for wallnuts . We pay about 9 Euro per kg !!!
And the Kalamata olives at left bottom are my favorite ! Mouth watering.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-28 20:18
Ooh, I love a good market photo...there's always so much lively atmosphere, and color from the various products. This one in particular is quite attractive due to the hanging bananas and their opposing curves. I don't care to eat them myself, but they sure do make for an interesting display. :)
Rarely a shortage of opportunities in a place like this, and I can never get enough of the local scene. What is common and routine for most is something out of the ordinary where I live...although I do pass many along the roadside that are selling fruits and vegetables from their trucks. Just not the same though. A little something for everyone. :) Have a great day ahead.
mcmtanyel (24567) 2014-01-28 21:23
Vitamins with great colors, vitamins basking in the early afternoon sun, vitamins attended by old beyefendis, yummy, scrumptious juicy vitamins. Yum!
Wanda1 (15142) 2014-01-29 2:19
All the fruit on display looks delicious and fresh, just right for a good dose of vitamins. I like the two old men framed between the bananas and there is a nice natural daily life atmosphere.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-29 16:07
Such an informative note to go along the colored capture of the fruits, almost a avaabl in Sreina ith the exeption of the yellow ones at the far right or are they grapes?
I like gelatin mixed with fruits as a dessert in Summer
The men seems quite serious and not kind at all
Like the inclusion of the hanging bananas
Good and colorful composition, enjoy watching
abmdsudi (55574) 2014-01-30 6:48
A very lively shot that really stands out full of vibrancy, rich in colours, vividness of details and cleverly composed. Excellent daily life capture so well taken. Congrats
Cricri (121201) 2014-01-30 9:26
Un très beau étalage de ces bon fruits, yes très bon pour la santé, j'aime le regard des deux monsieur le soleil un peu dans le visage, bon cadrage et bien sur de jolies couleurs, j'aime cette image comme j'aime mangée les fruits, c'est très bon :-)
mohammad_H (10034) 2014-01-30 10:07
Everyday life, the fruits of the season
Very good resolution
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-01-30 13:11
Bellissima cattura di questa scena di mercato colorata. Splendida luce e bei dettagli. Complimenti!
Un caro saluto,
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-30 23:46
Its nice to see all types of vitamins hanging in your fruit stall.Lovely image of fruits.Never miss them on your breakfast table.TFS.
delpeoples (58804) 2014-01-31 1:56
Kalispera dear Ourania
Ahh this is wonderful. It combines some of my favourite subjects: old guys, markets and food. The light is beautiful and it accentuates the colours and textures of the fruit so well. The old guys are adorable and this type of daily life shot really takes me back in time. Some things don't change, and I'm so glad of it.
aliabazari (16230) 2014-01-31 19:17
Hi Ourania Dear Friend
Very nice people and market presence. Contrast nicely done. A good mix of components and different colors. As useful text.
Didi (60588) 2014-02-02 9:54
Un étalage riche en fruits
Je me permets de comparer le prix des mandarines : 0.79 € en Grèce et 3.18 € en France, une très grande différence
Très bonne luminosité ambiante
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-03 16:36
Ουρανία, αυτη η εικόνα ειναι φτιαγμένη για μένα πού ψάχνω πάντα τις λαικές αγορές οπου και να είμαι..μια πανέμορφη και υγιεινή ποικιλία, βασικά οτι εχει η φωτογραφία σου ειναι η καθημερινή διατροφή μου...
πολύ ομορφο το χρώμα και ο φωτισμός!!
σ' ευχαριστω για τα καλά σου λόγια!
holmertz (54947) 2014-02-04 4:12
A very colourful and attractive photo. This is a carefully composed snapshot from a market place with the kind of slightly confusing background that is almost impossible to avoid in a place like this.
serp2000 (44684) 2014-02-04 9:32
Good title for this photo, I also see the protein here (the nuts). Very warm colors for the winter day, good capture of a daily life scene.
Greetings from Russia!
COSTANTINO (66511) 2014-02-22 10:42
excellent fresh shot from an open air market
magnificent photo with fruits vegetables
very wellplaced in the framing of the photo
we appreciate you for your composition
and your notes about vitamins are very
have a nice Sunday tomorrow
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-03-01 11:23
Lovely and attractive daily life photograph!
Special regards to the management of difficult light, colors and composition!
Yummy! Tasty and healthy natural products!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (116068) 2014-04-11 14:23
This one opped up in your gallery and I couldn't resist critiquing it. Effective tight framing with good density levels and nice bright light to give beautiful light contrasts and illuminate the fresh fruit. Good sharpness and superb repetition of patterns shapes and colours. Have a great weekend!
fritzi007 (11155) 2014-11-09 12:56
super photo, very good information well done!
Wish you a nice week