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Superman's career switch

Superman's career switch
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4561 W: 17 N: 10840] (44098)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-02
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-05 13:51
Viewed: 898
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mysore - Superman's career switch

I almost forgot to tell you. In Mysore I met Superman.
He made a remarkable career switch. Now Superman sells flowers on the Devaraja market.
A career change can really make a person flourish. Witness this photo.
Look how happy and proud Superman is today!

It took some time before I could take this picture. You don’t see many people on the photo. However, constantly there was somebody walking in front of my camera and all the time this salesman smiled and looked at me kindly.

In general, I do not like people posing but here I liked the attitude of the young man.

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Ciao Paul
osservando il loro modo di vivere, posso dire che sono in molti ad essere dei supereroi.
Bellissime foto, molto colorate, che parlano di un mondo lontano dal mio.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2018-06-05 20:26]


Fantastique vue et sècne quelle iamgeet compo quel rendu des tons et vueet ces scs avec le produits colorées ces personnes mervielleuse compo et image.
Braov et amitié

A nice smile you got from Superman, Paul, happy to be a protagonist in the beautiful picture taken from his flower-selling spot.
Colors in abundance, light well managed - but after all, India is mostly about people.
Have a nice new day,

Hello Paul,
Your superman is a ham. I prefer candid photos, too, but this is different; it's more of a reaction to you than a pose. I love the colorful environment of flowers on sale.

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontarst, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Dobra ponuda paprika, lep trenutak sa prodavcem i kupcem.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photographs in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contours, nice colors, a nice caught moment.
Good offer of peppers, a nice moment with the seller and the customer.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
a wonderful colorful photo with freshness
and great lightness I like the smile of
the boy selling coorful vegetables

Bonjour Paul
Intéressant cet étalage de couleurs et de variétés, avec en prime le sourire du vendeur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Le photographe et Superman peuvent être heureux, la réussite est là, la patience et la gentillesse du vendeur ont eu raison de l'attente !
Jolie contribution.

Salut Paul,
Une scène de marché particulièrement colorée, bine cadré et des teintes vives bien rendues, intéressante l'attitude du vendeur.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-06-06 0:46]

Witaj Paul!
Interesting scene from street, "market" makes impression.
Excellent frame and colors.
I like this daily life picture.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Hello Paul,
You couldn't avoid posers in any of today's photos, but they all add a measure of good humour and friendliness. Indeed Superman looks like the one who was most anxious to be photographed. And he deserved to be on TE, since he was surrounded by so many colours in such a nice place. I recognize your problem of finding the right moment for a snap. So often I have also been standing in a street, waiting and waiting for people to be at the right distance from me. It can be frustrating, but it's also what makes street photography such fun. Sometimes the magic moment never appears, but there will always be new opportunities.
Best regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-06-06 5:56]

Dag paul,

Een markkramer met de glimlach op het gezicht dit is een voor teken.
En zeker tot u moest wachten tot niemand voor uw lens liep.
Kleuren zijn fel maarecht mooi om naar te kijken.
Ook uw twee extra foto's zijn heel kleurrijk.
Mooi gedaan bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Hello Paul,

good image of this place, I like the scene with the flowers of different colors and the shoppers..and Superman looking at you.... well seen,

Best regards,


Bonjour Paul

Le titre m'a bien fait sourire. Le jeune homme aussi d'ailleurs car il sait bien que tu en fais la vedette de ton image. Quelles belles couleurs autour de lui.



Hi Paul,
The colours of India. You did it again! Superman shirt is indeed fun detail and adds one more colour to that mix of bright toned flowers. His smile is great!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-06-06 22:28]

Hallo Paul,
Goede foto van Superman. Hij mag dan nu wel op de markt zitten, ik denk dat hij af en toe toch nog wel wat mensen in nood te hulp schiet, hij ziet er nog altijd heel zelfverzekerd uit. De foto heeft mooie warme kleuren, waar het blauw van zijn shirt mooi bij afsteekt.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40161)
  • [2018-06-07 0:24]

Bonjour Paul

Il t'a vu et accepte ta prise de vue, mais les autres personnes vaquent à leurs occupations. Beau parterre fleuri de différentes couleurs vives et joyeuses

Ciao Paul, nice market scene with original superman, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paul,
Another topclass capture from Mysore taken with very good pov and nice bright eyecatching colors.
Yes, the Superman has noticed the photographer and seemingly quite happy !
TFS and best regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2018-06-07 12:10]

Hello Paul

Lol at the title! I had to look closer at the sacks. They are usually filled with chickpeas, figs, nuts etc but here there are full of flowers for religious ceremonies. Some of the completed necklace chains can be seen hanging at the back. The candid Superman steals the show. Tfs!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-06-08 0:10]

Hello Paul, The Superman looks really happy to sell the flowers. Interesting view of these marigold flowers for offers, sold in kilos. something you can see only in India, I suppose.

Kind regards MAlgo

Hi Paul
Interesting and colorful street life image.
I think that Superman is more happy in his new and quiet life.


Hi Paul,
So you were hoping to capture a good looking model passing in front of the camera but in the end you have settled for a boy in Superman's T-shirt...
The flowers add so much color here! It is surreal.
It is so interesting to see that people earn their living selling flowers, but then again this is what Netherlands is famous for :)
May be just I have wrong ideas about the world and that is why I chose wrong career :)
Fantastic market scene!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-06-13 16:33]

Hello Paul,
An interesting scene from street in Mysore.
Colorful picture with nice composition and good sharpness.
Thank you for informative note.
Good shot, fine presentation

Hello Paul, very good photograph of this interesting composition with the scene of daily life in the flower market, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy start of the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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