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Devaraja Flower Market

Devaraja Flower Market
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4553 W: 17 N: 10825] (44050)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-02
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-05-20 23:51
Viewed: 793
Points: 54
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Mysore - Devaraja Flower Market

Wandering around the Devaraja Market I took countless pictures in the flower department.
Especially the enormously long garlands caught my attention.
At first I wondered who would buy such long garlands but they are simply cut off at the requested length.

These garlands are used for weddings, festivals and of course in the Hindu temples.
It’s best to visit this flower department in the late afternoon when the fresh flowers have arrived and the bazaar is very lively.

As today it’s a public holiday in Belgium, I can be online at 9 am and post 4 pictures in the workshop.
And as so often, I didn’t know which photo was best suited to show as main picture :)

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To jean113: on the flower marketPaulVDV 1 2018-05-22 12:50
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Working with flowers I think is one of the most relaxing and healthy activities a man can do. Great everyday scene, well seen.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-21 1:09]


Fantastique scène et vue quelhomme en train de monter ces guirlandes de fleurs quelle couleur e tiamge fantastique ce juane et cet homme.
Bravo et amitié

This guy offers a big and long bouquet in bright yellow and orange colors, Paul, real reason for a picture, something one might see only in India. Well spotted and taken.
Have a nice new week,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-05-21 2:10]

Hello Paul,
nice to see the worker in the Devaraja floral Market making this colourful garland.The excellent light and colour management enhance even more the beauty and the details of the scene.


Bonjour, cher ami Paul,
Inutile de faire de longues phrases, tout est dit à travers les différentes prises de vue.
L'on apprend, l'on découvre, et l'on apprécie de pouvoir voyager de cette façon.

Ciao Paul, an other great view from flower market, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dobar dan.
Danas smo komsije sa fotografijama na TE.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazana trznica cveca.
Lepo cvece i trenutak sa prodavcima.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good day.
Today we are neighbors with photographs at TE.
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, a beautiful flower market.
Nice flowers and a moment with the sellers.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
  • [2018-05-21 3:36]

Dag Paul,

Uw zes foto's zijn allemaal mooi, zijn dit niet de kleuren van Mechelen voetbalclub?
Dit zou een goed afnemer kunnen aijn.
Kleurrijk dit mag met veel woorden gezegd worden.
Ook heel mooi scherp en een goede presentatie.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,

ciao Paul,
splendida collana di fiori, non pensavo potessero esisterne di così belle, contrasta con lo squallore del laboratorio,
ciao, Giacomo

Bonjour Paul,

Il en a fallu de la patience pour tresser ces fleurs sur une aussi grande longueur. Cela ferait de beaux colliers pour les jeunes hawaiennes. C'est très coloré et le point de vue bas est adéquat.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-21 8:40]

Perfect reportage series of photos from the flower market, really very interesting, I wonder how the garlands are bound or intertwined with each other
regards Ryszard

Hi Paul,
That is quite surrising view. I thought he was preparing for a festival or something. But cuttin that to requested length makes sense. Excellent framing. I love the fact that colours of walls match those flowers.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-21 14:55]

Hello Paul,

The garland of yellow & orange marigold flowers resembles a giant coiled serpent. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The bg orange wall compliments the scene. Tfs!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-05-21 16:09]

Hello Paul,
Interesting photo from Devaraja Market.
Thank you for informative notes.
Fine presentation.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3179] (40139)
  • [2018-05-21 22:22]

Hiya Paul

He shows you his perfect work, a garland of alternate yellow and orange flowers to be sold to pilgrims who will decorate some god statues.
Good framing
My best regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-21 22:27]

Hallo Paul,
Wauw, wat een enorme bloemenslingers, wat een werk moet daarin zitten! Maar de man lijkt geduldig met zijn werk bezig te zijn. Leuk detail dat de muren dezelfde kleuren hebben als de bloemen van deze twee slingers, die zo mooi op de voorgrond opgerold liggen.

Hello Paul,

I see your problem!
So many photographs, full of vibrant colours and information!
With all the extras in the w/s, we get a pretty comprehensive guide to the making and selling of flower garlands.
It's a world away from what we know and as such makes a most interesting series.
Your main post is well composed, the long garland of flowers curled like a benign snake and leading us irresistibly to the producer.
The colours are perfectly co-ordinated throughout.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Paul,
Another topclass capture in your gallery from South India taken with very good pov and compo, perfect sharpness and nice bright colors.
Those people are poor but have a great phantasy in case of such simple "artworks" here created with using nice flowers.
TFS and best regards

Hello Paul, very good picture of this interesting scene of the daily life of the worker with flowers, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hello Paul, surely the weight of the flowers as they are coiled around on top of each other must squash them?
This is a fascinating picture, excellent composition.
How are the flowers attached to each other? And was the man happy to have his photo taken?
(Sorry for all the questions!)

Best wishes

Hi Paul
I don't understand how you can post 4 WS's, everytime I try that it won't let me.

another awesome shot, its one of those shots where it captures the viewers attention right away. not only for the subject content, but the colours too. and verticals work best that way too.

even the back walls are the same colour as the flowers...that must be on purpose. cool post

Hello Paul.
Impressive this long garland of flowers, which is forming a thread on the floor with several lines of height, while the artist holds a hand a few turns, magnificent portrait of the character and a beautiful color which bring the yellow and orange flowers.
Sharpness, lighting, color, and the magnificent composition; all its perfectly made factors, in this beautiful image.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
All the best.

Hello Paul,
Five very suitable photos to finish (I suppose) your Indian series. Nothing could be more typical than these bright garlands of flowers. The five pictures show us the production and trade of these garlands that are such intimate parts of Hindu society. It's astonishing what could be made of flowers. These well taken photos will forever remind you of that journey.
Best regards,

Hello Paul,
beautiful photo and interesting reportage, well done!

Have a nice day

Hello Paul,
Oh, snake of flowers, very charming (pun intended). I love the colors!

Hello Paul,
I'm behind on my critiques once again...This photo is very eye-catching. The garland looks like a giant, colorful snake. It must be time-consuming to prepare these, and your photo points out a cultural difference: how we use large bouquets in vases for weddings and parties here in the US, but in India they use garlands. :-)

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-06-06 9:47]


marvelous sample of this huge garland the visual effect with the vendor dealing with it is fantastic.
nice image, full of daily life sense.

take care


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