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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7668 W: 150 N: 16609] (73388)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-12
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-09 1:54
Viewed: 390
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A split second shot on a cloudy day at Danang market, a very mundane everyday scene and a colourful place loaded with real people going about their business seemingly unaware of my camera.

Shutter was released when transaction took place; the telling moment and the effect that I wanted.
1 USD was abt 15000 Dongs then.

Setting: 18 mm, 1/50 sec, F13, ISO 200, 1130 hrs

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14282 W: 0 N: 16269] (173748)
  • [2018-07-09 2:00]


quelle scène et vue quel vendeuse avec ces mains et l'échange de billet et ces formes des paniers colorés au sol ce rond du chapeau sueprbe.
bravo et amitié

Hello Abmdsudi,
Very well conceived daily life composition; I like how we only see the arms of the buyer handing over his hard earned cash. Excellent colour contrasts and exceptional clarity.

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo poakzano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Dobra ponuda voca i povrca.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment.
Good offer of fruit and vegetables.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

J'aime beaucoup la point de vue en plongée sur les beaux fruits de cette dame ainsi que sur la transaction en train de s'effectuer. Les couleurs sont très belles.



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10097 W: 161 N: 16634] (128553)
  • [2018-07-09 6:16]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Curious scene from market.
Nice scene from daily life.
Excellent frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Good evening.

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Il est vrai que la banalité peut paraître naturelle pour certains, beaucoup moins pour d'autres. Cette image reflète une façon de vivre selon des usages qui doivent remonter presque à la nuit des temps.
Une image plaisante à regarder.

Hello Abmdsudi ,

Your elevated viewpoint was a great success for this photograph.
It has enabled you to show the all the colourful fruits but, more than that we can easily see the pattern of circles all around the scene.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3533 W: 0 N: 8238] (58553)
  • [2018-07-09 8:20]

A very colorful photo, nice view of the baskets with fruits, nice daily life scene
regards Ryszard

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2748 W: 1356 N: 3138] (39751)
  • [2018-07-09 11:12]

Hi Abmdsudi

Nice colored circles just broken by the diagonal line of the arms. I thought you've taken it with a telelens from a high Pov, but I discover it's taken with a wide angle.
Best regards

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-09 14:20]

Hello Abmdsudi,
A very nice daily life composition here!
I like beautiful colours here and good composition.
Fine presentation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12115 W: 126 N: 21903] (111779)
  • [2018-07-09 15:24]

Hi Abmdsudi,great great pic,very original way to show us a transaction without show the faces of women,the colors of vegetables are very attractive and very bright despite the bad light,truly a great idea,the pic of the day on TE,no doubts. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Abmdsudi,
Dongs, ding-dongs, whatever... My real interest is in the colorful produce. 👍

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-09 22:10]

Hello Abmdsudi,
the shot taken from above present us a very successful scenery full of colour and life,especially the daily life of the fruit vendor.I like the details of the change between the two hands money, with the brilliant light to enhance even more the details of the scene.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9495 W: 57 N: 16157] (59790)
  • [2018-07-09 22:56]

Hello Abmdsudi,
These baskets full of colourful fruit and vegetables look really most appealing. The green and red go very well together and they stand out very nicely from the dark road. The timing was excellent right when this payment was being made between the two people.

Fine fresh colors in your market detail. Good idea to capture the vegetables like this.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15955 W: 159 N: 27825] (146202)
  • [2018-07-10 7:45]

Hi Abmdsudi
Bonne prise de haut, permettant a la fois de voir l'entièreté des paniers colorées et l'action de l'acheteur et du vendeur, un geste de vie simple et bien capturer
best regard

Hi Abmdsudi
I like how the woman's head is completely covered with her head gear, we can't see anything :)
the fruits and veggies provide the spark of colour and the dark concrete on the ground is the perfect backdrop too

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14674 W: 1049 N: 29925] (140689)
  • [2018-07-11 4:42]

Hello Abmdsudi,

A superb downward pov, with the red rambutans, green guava? and orange bell peppers arranged in a nice triangle. Superb decisive moment capturing the cash exchange. Tfs!

I'm amazed that you timed this photo so perfectly and at the same time composed it with this kind of mastery, including the two bowls of colourful merchandise in the foreground in such a perfect symmetrical way.
Great work and interesting note.

Hello abmdsudi,

Excellent daily life shot, you captured the moment perfectly.

Best Wishes,

Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this interesting scene of the daily life of the fruit seller, 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 weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 174 N: 18380] (81895)
  • [2018-08-05 13:06]


nice this higher pov showing the vendor and her typical hat and the colorful products around. nice daily life scenery.

take care

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