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Do you also have crimson red with ...?

Do you also have crimson red with ...?
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4561 W: 17 N: 10840] (44098)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-31
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-07 12:59
Viewed: 928
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mysore - Do you also have crimson red with turquoise stars and golden stripes, please?

Very striking on the Devaraja Market were the heaped piles of colourful powder that was sold.
Again an expression of the love for colours in this country.

Weeks before the Holi festival these powders are already for sale at the market.
Holi is the ‘festival of colours’, celebrated in spring and all across the Indian subcontinent.
People smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and to colour each other.

I also read that these colourful powders are used to make rangoli patterns in or outside the houses.
Rangoli is an art form in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards. The purpose of rangoli is decoration.

But the face of this young girl was an extra reason to post this picture.

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To mkamionka: a customerPaulVDV 1 2018-06-10 01:59
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Hello Paul,
This looks a bit like an ice-cream bar in our part of the world, but I think this powder looks better than it tastes. For strange reasons I never managed any really good photos from this kind of stall, but even then the little girl's eyes are the real treasure of this photo.
Best regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-06-07 13:21]

WiTaj Paul!
Interesting scene from market.
The colors of the powders are impressive.
Excellent frame and composition
Good sharpness.
Children add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Good night.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-06-07 13:47]

Hallo Paul,
Een mooie verticale compositie die focust op de vele kleurrijke bergjes poeder. De kleuren zijn prachtig fel. Het meisje dat met grote ogen rondkijkt is goed aan de rechterkant in de foto opgenomen.

Ciao Paul
la prima sensazione che ho avuto è che la bambina si trovasse davanti ad una gelateria!!!
Bello il suo sguardo e bellissimi i colori di queste polveri.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
this photo changed my mood tonight
I love the colors generally and those
colorful tones makes me feeling
better again an expression of the
for colors in this country

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2018-06-07 19:33]


Avec le visage du jeune quei ressort quelklevue et iamge quelle compo quel étalage d'épice coloréeet ces forme en chapeau pointu sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

The colors of the different powders appearing wonderfully on the market display, Paul.
The kid in the picture drawn with anticipation on his face, nicely combined on the scene.
Reckon India can surprise in many ways.
Have a nice friday,

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Merci de nous servir de guide aussi précieux pour apprendre les us et coutumes, traditions du pays.
Ces pains de sucre colorés pour se "maquiller" sont étonnants.
Une très intéressante présentation.

Salut Paul,
Superbes ces couleurs éclatantes, une belle palette, bien cadré avec cet effet grand angle, cela donne de la profondeur à l'image, bien aussi la présence de ce visage d'enfant avec ces yeux attentifs.

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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 0:07]

Hello Paul, I have seen similar colourful mountains also in other places. The strong colours are incredible. Lovely view of the little girl. I suppose that the powders are used mainly for the rangoli outside the houses through the year, away from holi.

Kind regards Malgo

Hello, Paul!

The strong colors of the powders make the image so attractive, and the inclusion of the girl is perfect to give more life and interest to the scene! Wonderful job!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-06-08 5:02]

Dag Paul,

Hier hebben ze voldoende kleurstof in voorraad.
Alles tot poeder gemalen.
Kleuren dat wij niet zoveel tegenkomen.
Heel mooi gefotografeerd, bedankt.

Groetjes uit Oost-Vlaanderen,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2018-06-08 5:17]

Hello Paul,

An amazing variety of coloured powders, with excellent use of differential focus throwing both the fg and bg oof. The girl with the expressive eyes steals the show and provides a strong focal point. Tfs!

Bonjour Paul,

C'est extraordinaire de voir toutes ces couleurs qui seront utilisées dans les célébrations de la fête des couleurs. En espérant tout de même que cela ne sera pas trop difficile à laver.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-08 7:40]

Hello Paul,
the tight frame enhance the lot of the colourful 'hills of powder' at Devaraja Market.I like the creative perspective with the face of the little girl to be an other focal point of the scene.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3684 W: 0 N: 8616] (60509)
  • [2018-06-08 7:59]

An eyecatching photo with so many colors of powder, very well captured to show all rainbow colors, and you are right: the eyes of this girl are fascinating
regards Ryszard

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40161)
  • [2018-06-08 8:26]

Bravo Paul pour cette palette de cônes de couleurs avec en prime ce regard de la petite fille qui dévisage le/la vendeur(euse)

Hello Paul,
What an eyecatching foto !
Both photographycally and iformative, perfect TE entry.
Very nice brigth colors and perfect sharpenss.
TFS and best regards

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa detetom.
Dobra ponuda prahova lepih boja.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment with the child.
Good offer of beautiful colors.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hello Paul,
Brilliant colors, well seen and recorded!

Hi Paul,
I can imagine how all these colours are thrown on people ad pretty much everywhere during this festival. These colours are truely amazing. And the expression on the kid's face is priceless.

Incríveis estas cores e você soube tirar proveito delas através de um excelente POV. Eu gostei da expressão no rosto da menina tão meiga.

Parabéns e bom domingo


Hi Paul,
these colors are so surreal! I don't think I have seen such colors ever before!
If not anything else this certainly looks very inviting to visit this colorful country!
You are right the face of the girl is an extra bonus, I suppose she was a buyer not a seller.
Brilliant market place reportage!!

Hello Paul.
Impressive composition, with these pyramids of colored powder, which also have some fantastic tones, the chromatic effect is colossal, but also our view is attracted by the beautiful little face of the girl who stares at something in front with her big eyes .
Very beautiful colorful, in a few tones, very attractive.
Good management of brightness and superb sharpness.
Very well done. My congratulations.
All the best and have a good start to the week.

Hello Paul,
beautiful colors, fantastic, well done!

Have a nice day

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-06-14 16:10]

Hello Paul,
Another interesting scene from street in Mysore, colorful picture.
I like nice composition and good sharpness.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation

Hi Paul
I'm so glad I timed my 1 month in India with the Holi festival, I had lots of fun that day, so much so that the clothes I was wearing I had to THROW away because they got so full of powder and colours :)

excellent choice to present this in the tall vertical, it allows for more colours, more bowls, and its great to have the child looking up, thats cute/innocent. No Workshop photos this time? haha


Symphony of colours well used to fill the foreground of the photo and make it look 3 dimensional. Good idea to include the girl to give the image context.
Have a nice week

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16204 W: 159 N: 28248] (148600)
  • [2018-06-24 10:25]

Bonjour Paul
Bonne note info sur cette présentation très colorées, bonne profondeur, joli regard intéresser de l'enfant
Bonne soirée

Hello Paul, very good picture of this interesting scene of everyday life with a beautiful festival of color, 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 afternoon and happy start of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Magic colours! very good photo.

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