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Flower Market

Flower market in Kolkata, India. More shots from the market can be found here.

Flower Market

Flower market in Kolkata, India. More shots from the market can be found here.

comments (52)

  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 22 Feb 2010, 00:55
Colorful... beautiful flowers!
is it cold there? Just asking because I notice he covers his head.
Charles Dastodd: Well, these were taken in January which is part of West Bengal's winter period. It typically will be in the 70s during the day and maybe 60s at night. But when I was there they were having a bit of a cold turn. The days and mornings were quite chilly for what they were used to, i.e. in the mid-low 60s during the morning and high-60s, low-70s during the day. Everyone was wearing earmuffs which seemed quite funny to me. smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 02:11
Lovely vivid reds another great shot in this series
Beautiful colors in this one. I look at this and wonder if I'm seeing a customer or a merchant.
Charles Dastodd: This is a merchant picking out flowers to give to a customer.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 22 Feb 2010, 03:34
In this one I can see the individual flowers better. The way they bulk them together is quite extraordinary.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Feb 2010, 03:38
i just want to bury my face in all those flowers lol they look soooo nice, great shot
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 04:07
Love the colors and especially love that you captured a beautiful moment in time
The vibrancy of your photography really shines through, Charles, and draws us into the frames for a snapshot of life each time.

A Superbly observed image
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 05:43
belle scene !
Amazing capture with great colors! Beautiful scene!
  • tede
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 06:48
Excellent framing, it looks like he will dive into the flowers !!!!!! Good day.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2010, 06:51
It's the colors of India that still amaze me, Charles, like in this image.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Feb 2010, 07:22
I like the colours
A strong and flexible back this man seems to posess Charles.
A very original portrait! I greatly appreciate the VPA! we see the manufacture of braids of flowers I think! Beautiful colors!
  • Locus
  • India
  • 22 Feb 2010, 07:56
This is fantastic. I really like the colours and how intent the man appears.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2010, 08:01
Those colours are unbelieveable
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Feb 2010, 08:37
the colours are so intense Charles
  • Nina
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 08:53
The colors of the flowers are magnificent rendering of the photo highlights the texture!
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 09:02
A perfect place for colorful streetviews !
Terrific! I love the colours and composition
Beautiful colours again Charles, nice shot.
Very good photograph, beautiful detail, good works.
A lovely scene Charles! Very nicely framed.
  • Carlib
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 10:51
Very colorful and lively as usual!
I notice a relevant question from Sidney... Why do they all wear a scarf around their heads?!
Charles Dastodd: It was indeed chilly for them at that time.
Un chouette cadrage avec toujours des couleurs éclatantes. Merci
Looking at your latest shots seems like you killed all the noise or sharpness in them. Am I wrong or not?
Charles Dastodd: yes, i definitely took out some of the noise in editing from these
  • Elisa
  • Argentina
  • 22 Feb 2010, 12:21
Une très belle image
Bon début de semaine
Elisa, Argentine
  • k@
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 12:33
So much emotion not only due to the colors & smooth treatment but to the lovely gesture ~ very sweet*
I think you could sell a photo-essay to a travel mag with this lot, Charles!
Charles Dastodd: That is very kind of you to say, Tom smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 22 Feb 2010, 13:23
The red of those flower is so vibrant! Great capture!
Do not know any of those flowers ... And they have some amazing colors ... precious.
  • mhlne
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 14:05
beautiful capture this preparation of the bouquet !
  • thami
  • Morocco
  • 22 Feb 2010, 14:49
Une scène de marché bien vivante et bien colorée! Ce rouge est flamboyant!
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 22 Feb 2010, 14:59
He estado viendo la serie entera y es fantástica. Enhorabuena
  • Will
  • Japan
  • 22 Feb 2010, 16:08
Some really nice shots you got in the flower market. I like this one, again you've plucked a moment right out of someones life and presented it to us. Like the text a well, had a smile at everyone wearing the earmuffs. You should get some to blend in.
Charles Dastodd: I wear mine everyday here in Chicago during the winter, so I was quite happy not to have to wear them at 60 smile
This is the same chap with the headscarf isn't it Charles. Presumably he is the stall owner?
Charles Dastodd: no actually a different guy from the previous picture, but they have the same scarf smile
Lovely typical local scene.
excellent red color and scenery
  • Marie
  • France
  • 22 Feb 2010, 18:27
Superb angle and beautiful market scene ! Touched by this man with flowers ! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2010, 18:45
The colour is glorious!
These flowers are such wonderful intense colours Charles
I like the photo, composition and colors of course! I'm not so enemy of the noise, I think sometimes it does well.
What camera you plan to buy?
Charles Dastodd: well, if I can afford one I am hoping for a D90
  • K.B.R
  • Switzerland
  • 22 Feb 2010, 19:51
love colors,
Great shot, very well framed
  • Grard
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2010, 20:49
après l'orange, le rouge !
very good image, well taken
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 21:50
These folks seem to earn their money providing these colorful flowers each day. Nice shot.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2010, 23:08
I love the subtle focusing in this shot smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2010, 23:19
What vivid red flowers!
Another shot so vivid and full of life!!! Perfectly framed... beautiful catch!
Un marché magnifiquement coloré avc des belles fleurs inconnues, c'est beau !
Bonne journée Charles
Marine
  • kimera
  • spain
  • 23 Feb 2010, 16:22
this series have beautiful colours and this has a good comp
kind regards
Beautiful capture of the man's bowing over the flowers, there's care and tenderness in his attitude....as if the flowers were his children.

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