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Selling bananas is her trade

Selling bananas  is her trade
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-06
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Event, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos from heaven [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-16 11:26
Viewed: 3209
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on market day in a small mountain village named Zumbahua , i stopped here at about midday for a meal all the while enjoying a stroll afterwards in and around the narrow lanes formed by the spreading of the stalls , the market occupying the whole of the main square and overflowing to some extent into the adjoining streets , a colorful affair to say the least and not a tourist event at all , i got a fair amount of stares during my visit there nevertheless i was able to take quite a few photos of which this one of an indigenous woman whose shawl matched the green of her bananas , this just caught my attention .
Zumbahua is on the road to the famous Quilotoa Laguna ( 15 kms away ) a volcanic crater lake , one of Ecuador's most staggering sights . The elevation in Zunbahua is 3800 m above sea level .
Thank you for peeking in ,

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To teamill: Not over Chrismas !CAROL50 2 12-18 17:17
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Dominating green color is the highlight of the show, Carol!
The bunches of green bananas and the fruit-seller wearing knitted green shawl, both add great mood to the picture.

Great focus and perfect natural colors in the picture.
I like an elegant framing which suits well to the scenario.
The sharpness and POv are excellent.
There is presence of a bit of OE on the bananas (in the FG) but that is just a minor issue.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-12-16 12:44]
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Hi Carol,
A very sharp image with green dominating the scene. Very good directional lighting.
An unusual POV from the rear and a well balanced composition.
Great texture in the dress of the banana seller.
A very neat image, although I would suggest a little bit of burning on the bunch infront of the seller that tends to OE.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-12-16 14:22]

Hi Carol,

Good spotting on your part, the vendor's shawl does indeed match the color of the bananas. I like how you've placed her in the frame, so we are almost looking at her fruit from her POV. Including her also adds the human touch, which is much nicer than the bananas alone. TFS


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-12-16 14:51]
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Boa noite Carol
I love these images of life, I can feel the colors of a country...the way a Land speak...You are really special because you gave me the life from places where I haver never been ( and I believe it is harder each time more to go)...So I travel trough your photos and they move me...people and ...their way of life can be so powerful that the rise of the sun ( I am not very found of sunset ...it is a end...and I love the begins). The angle is fantastic, the colrs a pure call to the eyes....the light of life lives here.
Carol I love it. thanks. obrigada
Um abraço

Bonjour Carol,
Quand on me dit "bananes", c'est la couleur jaune qui me vient à l'esprit plutôt que le vert, tout en sachant que les bananes passent par le vert avant d'atterrir chez nous ;o).
Ce vert, précisément, constitue le fil... rouge de ta photo et lui confère tout son caractère. La vendeuse et son produit s'intègrent joliment l'une dans l'autre... Une belle façon de nous présenter un peu de "couleur locale" ;o).
Merci du partage & amicalement,

Hi Carol.
A beauitful matching colors of the banana with women's shawl and the vivid colors is captured with accurate exposure while the lighting is ideal,very well done.
Best Wishes

Carol... You certainly have eye catching photos. Had I not seen your name, I would have guessed that this is one of your photos. I cannot believe that her shawl and the bananas are the same shade of green! Her hat draws the attention back to her after one glances quickly at the bananas. I like how you have her to the left looking into the scene. Interesting textures in her shawl, hat, and of course the cobblestones. Interesting lines too.. I like this one a lot. Lisa

Hi Carol!! This is fantastic. Love the immediate feel of Latin America that I get from this shot. You've composed this shot very well .. and of course I love the fact that her shawl matched the color of the bananas, and just the brown hat adding contrast.
Just over two years ago, I see. Were you there over Christmas too?
Hope all is well my friend.
Snowing here again today, but very lightly :)

Bonjour Carol,
De bien jolies couleurs dans cette prise de vue de ces bananes elles ont l'air fraichement cueillies, belle netteté et jolies couleurs naturelles,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
compliments et meilleurs voeux..

Bonjour Carol
Cette image est vraiment superbe avec cette belle unité de couleur.J'aime vraiment beaucoup ce POV avec,dans l'angle,la vendeuse emmitouflée dans son joli châle.La note de couleur de son chapeau de feutre est un plus indéniable.Bravo Carol!Catherine

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-12-20 12:04]

Bonjour Carol,
Les tons sont tout simplement extraordinaires ! Et la mise en scène est très bien faite en vue légèrement plongeante, surmontée par le chapeau qui guide l'oeil. Bravo !

Merry Christmas, Carol. This is a very attractive composition withe green bananas and the lady forms a interestingsubject with her hat and tectured shawl. Good sharpness, natural colors and lighting. Cheers.

Woow, i missed this shot so far.
It is very cool the match of the green fabric with the bananas...
The image is very eye-catching thanks to the pattern created by the repetition of banana shapes and the nice greens.
I love these street markets with local vendors selling their goods in the road.
Great sharpness and control of camera settings, nice pov as well...

Excellent green-on-green composition with a nice contrast of her hat color. Very good POV. TFS.

Growing up in the Philippines my grandmother let me used a small parcel of land to grow banana and sell the fruits for my spending money...it allowed me to take my girlfriend to our high school prom. This woman is selling bananas to feed her family. Very nice capture of the daily life of people. Sharp details and wonderful colors and saturation. Nice framing. Very well done, tfs.

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