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Flower Market

More flowers! Taken at the Mallick Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata, India in January. If you want to see my other shots of the market you can look here.

I am not sure if this guy was working there at the market or if he was sent there from a buyer to pick these up. I suspect the latter. People will take these garlands of marigolds and hang them up as decorations at weddings or for other celebrations.

Flower Market

More flowers! Taken at the Mallick Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata, India in January. If you want to see my other shots of the market you can look here.

I am not sure if this guy was working there at the market or if he was sent there from a buyer to pick these up. I suspect the latter. People will take these garlands of marigolds and hang them up as decorations at weddings or for other celebrations.

comments (66)

  • Kala
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 00:03
I have NEVER seen marigolds depicted like this. What gorgeous orange and yellow.
Really wonderful decorations made with flowers. Very good picture!
Thank you very much for your comment on my new blog. I really appreciate.
this guys a little shy compared to the woman in the last image, just loving the colours in these, it must have been a great site to see them all stall after stall
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 01:36
Wonderful colors !
again the colors are really stunning. there's so much color and yet it all seems to go so well together. especially enjoy the hits of pink on the left and the right.
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 19 Feb 2010, 02:25
What I really like about these flowers they look so fresh and strong and then they are so neat put into the garland. This is really a talented work.
He looks a bit self concious carrying them so I suspect you are rightsmile
Beautiful colors and beautiful places... My dream is to travel in countries like this.. places like this.. maybe in poor countries... away from modern life in high-technologies... to see other civilizations,peoples,traditions, new expressions, colors and characters. Watching your photos I feel less fulfilled.

p.s.sorry for my english
Astonishing garlands of flowers! if we do not read the editorial we can believe in strings of color! it must be wonderful to cross this market! I loved the purple flowers of yesterday. Good day
The colors are splendid and luminous!
Very colourful, but they look so heavy. He must have calloused shoulders even if he does wear pads.
  • Sof
  • Suisse
  • 19 Feb 2010, 06:24
Very nice colors
Rich colors and natural capture....everyone is engaged in business....
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Feb 2010, 06:39
That is definitely one way to consolidate flowers, Charles...just string them all together! Reminds me of origami cranes. smile
  • lasiate
  • Australia
  • 19 Feb 2010, 06:44
quel etonnant epi de mais wink
Incredible colorful flowers garlands!! A lovely serie Charles.
interesting shot in colors and depth
Very interesting capture. Thanks for the comments.
Colorful with high saturation, extremely reflects Asia. Great capture!
He looks asleepsmile
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2010, 07:24
Habillé de fleurs... que rêver d'avantage ?
  • tede
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 07:40
Hello, incredibly beautiful images, all these colors are a real fireworks! Good day.
  • Rod Hinchco
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 19 Feb 2010, 07:44
beautiful, clear glowing colors...great capture
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2010, 07:47
A fine graduation in colour Charles
  • jpla
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 08:20
De jolies couleurs ! Bonne journée
JP
  • Locus
  • India
  • 19 Feb 2010, 09:00
Fantastic. I really like the slight motion blur at the bottom of the photo. One can see the marigold chains waving around.
  • Nina
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 09:03
Interesting story full of authenticity and natural...
Great colors and perfume and I presume!
Wonderful colours again Charles!
Beautifully vibrant and as always, brilliantly observed, Charles.
Very nice shot. I like these flowers
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 Feb 2010, 09:48
Great colours, lovely way to disply the very common Marigold
Corn on the cob - my favourite.
  • Elisa
  • Argentina
  • 19 Feb 2010, 10:53
Quelle belles couleurs, j´adroe
Amicalement
Elisa, Argentine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2010, 11:00
Colourful and interesting, Charles.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 19 Feb 2010, 11:32
This is amazing... very colorful...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Feb 2010, 12:24
Maybe he has just lookimg at his purchases and thinking how pretty they were. I like the ear muffs in the background.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 13:39
Very nice colors.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 14:01
Another super shot in this colorful series

as for the slight warm in my shot, thats because of the wide angle lens I used, and couldnt quite straighten it completly
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 14:25
How Colorful!! Would never have imagined marigolds could produce such lovely garlands. Colors beautifully captured!
There must be quite a big call for these flower garlands I presume Charles.
Another colourful shot of these flowers Charles...You certainly made the most of it.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 19 Feb 2010, 14:53
These don't look like flowers when they're bundles like that. They looks like heavy yarn. Fascinating to see how they do this.
They are very colourful events which give a real happy feel smile
  • Crlib
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 15:25
They must last quite some time !
It would be nice to have a peep at the other end and see how people hang them around! It must also be amazing!
Cheers, Charles!
I enjoy your crossing of the market , all seems so beautiful , Phil.
  • kiki
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 16:00
Of very attractive small pompoms smile
C'est vraiement splendide, et je comprends que tu ne te sois pas lassé de les photographier, comme pour nous de les voir. Merci
Great colors , j smell this photo!!
excellent portrait and great color palette - it is a new world for me
  • MARIANA
  • Canada
  • 19 Feb 2010, 17:46
Great image . Prefect colors !
  • Gérard
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2010, 17:56
çà lui tient chaud l'hiver
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 18:08
Brilliant colors!
Another great shot, Charles.
STunning colours, Charles - is that guy at the back wearing ear muffs?
Great shot !!!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 19:35
nice frameset, ande the genial colors...
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Feb 2010, 19:56
Wonderful colours to the garlands, did the perfume match ?
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 19 Feb 2010, 20:23
Nice shot , I Like Colors contrast smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 20:25
Bonsoir,
a nice instant shot..Beautiful colors..bravo!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2010, 20:58
Vibrant colors. I imagine you took your time photographing in this market.
  • K.B.R
  • Switzerland
  • 19 Feb 2010, 21:38
Beautifull and great shot, love this shine colors.
Excellent!
Do the Hindus are upset with the photographs or are "stolen"?
Funny, but I associate those colors to India. Beautiful series of the flower market.
  • corinne
  • France
  • 19 Feb 2010, 23:23
les couleurs nous interpellent

bon week-end
Great movement and colour in this picture. Nicely captured.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2010, 21:45
those sure are a lot of flowers.. i like how they arranged it to look like that.. very nice street photo.. smile
such colour..
what a place!
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 21:52
Flowers everywhere. A wonderful image so full of color.

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