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Flower Market

Its hard to describe the sense of activity, excitement, and commotion at this flower market. It is also hard to describe just how many flowers there were, and how many marigolds in particular. Bags and bags and piles and piles and strands and strands of them. It was quite an amazing experience.

For more shots from the Kolkata flower market look here.

Flower Market

Its hard to describe the sense of activity, excitement, and commotion at this flower market. It is also hard to describe just how many flowers there were, and how many marigolds in particular. Bags and bags and piles and piles and strands and strands of them. It was quite an amazing experience.

For more shots from the Kolkata flower market look here.

comments (78)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Feb 2010, 00:13
My favourite in this series, so far, Charles. I love the big slabs of colour, and sense of movement all over.
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 00:24
Wow!! I think this is my favorite of this series! A lot going on yet very focus! Love sll the motion, interaction, and colors!!!
Splendid! Very colorful and vivid real life! Bravo!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2010, 00:34
I would love to see them for realsmile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 00:40
I to think this is superb gives a real feel for the activity there and love the vivid colors again
  • Zhu
  • Canada
  • 23 Feb 2010, 01:20
How colorful!

I like the way you captured the motion.
  • Frances
  • New Zealand
  • 23 Feb 2010, 01:21
The colours are glorius and vibrant. Great shot.
  • Rod Hinchco
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 23 Feb 2010, 01:24
these colors....Wow..great shot
Great photo! I always wanted to visit these markets as they are full of colors and great for photo shoots
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 23 Feb 2010, 01:40
I am beginning to think flower business seems to be a good business. smile
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 02:15
Wow, what a vivid, colorful shot. I would never have known those were flowers, though, I never saw them like that. How fascinating!
very cool. Love the hustle and bustle. I can almost smell and hear the market with this shot.
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 23 Feb 2010, 02:23
Un festival de la couleur, une véritable orgie colorée.
Very colorful. Captures all the elements of a busy Indian market. Excellent shot
now this is good, a feel of the market and so many colours and things to see
  • Lisa Salkeld
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 03:11
Wow...this is cool. I've never seen such an image...
  • Tricia
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 04:35
It does look like a lot going on. All of those strands are flowers? WoW! So many & sooo colorful!

Thanks so much for the comment... a great big confidence builder! LoL!
The hustle and bustle and frenetic pace of the scene, leap from the pixels here.

I can imagine how amazing this must have been as an experience.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 23 Feb 2010, 04:46
What a great "punch" of color that you have captured here. I have to second your thoughts on how many flowers we are looking at. And I have never seen arrangement/bunches like this before. It makes this quite unique.
Beautiful colors on this shot
Beautiful composition and colors Charles. Fantastic work
A delightful treat with this riot of colors!!! Fabulous Charles!
Great colours Charles! Oh, I read you want to buy a D90. I've just bought it and I'm very pleased. Go ahead! smile
An image that explodes with color and excitement! Beautiful scene of a market not really ordinary!

Good day.
  • Dulcie
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 06:29
I can hardly comprehend that these are flower blossoms...looks like yarn. This is a wonderful shot. I worry...don't these flowers wilt quickly ? ;-)
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 06:53
courious and etrange market... Nice focus
Magnifiques les couleurs de ce marché !
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2010, 07:08
Feverish activity caught well
One of your best in the series
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 23 Feb 2010, 07:41
Esos colores hipnotizan
So if I asked for it in blue...?
Fantastic!! Great capture. I love the colours and composition.
  • STEED
  • FRANCE
  • 23 Feb 2010, 08:17
Wow !!! FANTASTIC SHOT !!!
  • Yashar
  • Iran
  • 23 Feb 2010, 08:43
what a surprise, I like your photos.
Really perfect shot.
Bravo.
  • Tamara
  • Belgium
  • 23 Feb 2010, 08:50
What a colorful street scene ! I just love it smile
great colors again!!
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2010, 09:09
the busy market place.. you have captured the life of this place very nicely..
  • Lilly
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 09:39
Magnificent colored market! What a quantity of bags!!
  • mhelene
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 09:49
This is a great capture ! Colors are beautiful and I like your framing showing us the activity !
Great colors and clever point of view for this market place Charles... everyone seems busy, trying to sell at the best prices. Incredible and vibrant.
  • k@
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 10:30
A flower field ! Those colors and your frame are superb***
  • grouser
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2010, 10:35
The point of view works wonderfully
  • Carlib
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 10:47
you can't get much more colorful than this!!
How beautiful! And to thinks it is all flowers!
Really amazing!
Cheers, Charles!
  • Elisa
  • Argentina
  • 23 Feb 2010, 12:14
Quelle couleur! J´ai beaucoup aimé...
Amicalement
Elisa, Argentine
  • srujan
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 12:26
Superb shot! I feel the saturation is a little high, than usual. Lovely composition.
  • Debby
  • India
  • 23 Feb 2010, 12:36
Easily this wins the 'best shot of February'. The sellers too are having a great time. March-April is when they bloom!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2010, 12:37
Love the bright colours, Charles; it must have been a real spectacle to see this in real life.
All busy doing their thing, such vivid colours smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 13:02
Unbelievable all those colors, I am in awe of your photo !!!!!!! Good day.
I can't get over just how many millions of individual blooms there must be here on just one day Charles.
Extraordinary image, Charles!

How on earth do they find buyers for so many fresh flowers.
  • Patrick
  • Belgium
  • 23 Feb 2010, 14:03
Verry nice shot and colors.
Amicalament.
  • Locus
  • India
  • 23 Feb 2010, 14:14
This is fabulous. You've really captured the spirit of the flower market. I really like vivid colours and how the shot is crammed full of movement. Great photo!
  • MARIANA
  • Canada
  • 23 Feb 2010, 14:43
Another great shot from this series !
It amazes me the color of that market ...
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 15:40
Superb color!
Unlikely beautiful - exciting, colorful - just wonderful! Congratulations!
  • Don
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 16:45
A fine and very colorful street scene shot of these vendors and their wares. Excellent work.
  • phil
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 16:46
Belle scène de vie avec les couleurs et personnages que nous avons pas l'habitude de voir chez nous
I like very much the scenery and the colors
  • larhune64
  • france
  • 23 Feb 2010, 18:09
les couleurs sont superbes , il y a une grande activité sur ce marché
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 23 Feb 2010, 18:29
What a display. I think this one is my favorite. (Not that I have to choosesmile
this looks like a very big flower market! thanks for sharing!
That is an extraordinary load of colour. I wonder how my allergies would handle being there smile
That's really amazing, Charles - they look like rolls of fabric, rather than flowers!
  • Marc
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2010, 19:45
very nice colors on this shot!!
first class so colourfull and picturesque
en ésta los colores son los protagonistas, muy buena captura!
fantastic scene and also wunderfull happy colors
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2010, 22:17
wow! i love this series.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Great Festival of Colors:
Charles Dastodd and his marvellous travel to India smile.
A definite favorite!
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 24 Feb 2010, 02:37
Incredible place, Charles... you are very lucky to be in this country, with so much for photographing smile
This is just like taking a bath in the colours!!!!
the flowers are beautiful - but i also really enjoy the great fabrics and textures both in their clothing and all the bags and wraps around the flowers.
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 24 Feb 2010, 10:02
great colours too
  • Susan
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2010, 00:47
Fantastic capture with great colors and texture!
  • Davidikus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Mar 2010, 12:14
Very beautiful picture. I am all in favour of a more colourful world!

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