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Kolkata Life

A shot of a man carrying flowers through the Kolkata flower market. It was certainly impressive to watch the various carriers perform this balancing act.

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Kolkata Life

A shot of a man carrying flowers through the Kolkata flower market. It was certainly impressive to watch the various carriers perform this balancing act.

For more portraits in this series click here.

comments (31)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2010, 00:30
Fine portrait.

That's a very utilitarian basket on his head, Charles.
Very nice shot.
That is a great capture. I'll bet he has a sore neck at the end of the day.
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2010, 05:02
Fantastic shot, Charles!
Great portrait with very nice colors!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2010, 06:09
What a balancing act Charles
  • tede
  • France
  • 16 Mar 2010, 06:26
Not easy to carry that on the head, beautiful color and light. Good day.
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 16 Mar 2010, 06:41
Ésta la hubiera desaturado. Creo que el B&W le hubiera sentado muy bien
interesting set wonderful street photo, full of details
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2010, 08:35
A fine portrait Charles: his expression could mean anything
great capture of the rich culture of this country
Another excellent portrait, Charles.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Mar 2010, 09:33
Really nice portrait.
wunderfull portrait very expressive
  • Carlib
  • France
  • 16 Mar 2010, 10:47
They carried baskets the same way as in Africa, with a scarf around the head! It can be very heavy!
What a great shot!
Keep well, Charles!
What a wonderful portrait Charles!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2010, 13:12
Wonderful portrait of him, Superb, always amazed me how huge the loads they carried like this sometimes
I always wonder how they do this without dropping what they are carrying.
  • Davidikus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2010, 15:28
Thanks for sharing this picture. I wish I were in India. Very good composition and colours. Thanks!

http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
truly a balancing act! still you have managed to capture the expression too!
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 16 Mar 2010, 17:33
Another great portrait, Charles. Very nice.
Super shot Charles. He must have a flat head by now smile
Terrific capture Charles..How do they do it!!!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2010, 18:36
It's way of life to then, I guess. We are spoilt for mechanical aids in this country and probably our health and safety laws would not allow it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Mar 2010, 18:47
Expression of a working man looking at a tourist tongue

Very nice.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 16 Mar 2010, 19:14
A fabulous portrait. The vivid colors mixed with the softness is superb. He's looking right at you.
Preciosa.
Mi enhorabuena Charles
Joli portrait avec toujours de très belles couleurs !
I wish we could carry stuff as gracefully on our heads. Perhaps if we all did it it would be acceptable on the london scene.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2010, 23:16
excellent capture.
amazing how things are used and reused here. my eyes are torn in this one - so many delightful elements - the man's expression, the textures in the basket, the yellow flowers in the background and the fabulous orange balaclava.

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