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Impressions from Pike Place Market

Impressions from Pike Place Market
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9503 W: 57 N: 16172] (59844)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-31
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Canada & USA 2017
Date Submitted: 2017-09-26 22:50
Viewed: 720
Points: 56
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Impressions from Pike Place Market

We’re getting closer to downtown Seattle, although walking from the waterfront along Elliott Bay to the heart of the city requires quite a steep climb up some flights of stairs. At the top of all these stairs we found Pike Place Market, one of the oldest continuously operated farmers’ markets in the USA, opened in 1907. Many farmers, craftspeople and merchants have their small businesses here. In the WS, you’ll find another impression from this place (originally intended as the main post).

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-07-31 13:28
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1781 kb

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HI Lars,
I love this kind of places where you can find local goods. Nice atmosphere, good contrasts.


Bonjour, cher Lars,
Merci de nous présenter ces lieux comme au théâtre (côté cour, et côté jardin).
Les deux prises de vue sont très intéressantes. J'aime beaucoup celle présentée principalement, elle exprime la vie qui grouille derrière les grands murs de l'édifice.
Encore une réussite !

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14682 W: 1049 N: 29949] (140775)
  • [2017-09-26 23:16]

HI Lars,

Good shadow detail at left with noticeable control over the bright highlights at right. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The red 'public market' sign contrasts well with the blue sky. Tfs!

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lepa fasada prodavnice, slike i grafiti na zidu.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting look and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully displayed place and architecture, good contrast and sharpness, nice colors, nice caught moment with visitors.
Nice facade of shops, paintings and graffiti on the wall.
Good text about the used technique and the elements of the image.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

Ciao Lars
La parete a destra sembra un'opera d'arte!!!
Interessante vista sulla vita di questo luogo molto frequentato, sembra quasi di essere partecipi.
Saluti Carlo

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10105 W: 161 N: 16661] (128645)
  • [2017-09-27 0:44]

Witaj Lars!
Interesting place of "total artistic mess"
Good reportage shot.
Well done.
Nice day.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14290 W: 0 N: 16278] (173828)
  • [2017-09-27 1:38]


quels reflets dans les vitrage sueprbe captage et iamge et toutes ces personnage quelle vue et compo quelle animation et ces inscriptions lumineuse sueprbe vue et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Lars,
A major tourist destination in the city from what I have read. You have nicely captured the spirit of the place and the sense of animation. Good management of the light and shadow contrasts with excellent colours and clarity.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12120 W: 126 N: 21909] (111807)
  • [2017-09-27 2:40]

HI Lars,one of the most busy composition in the history of trekearth.......eehehhe...very great choice of point of view to create this impressive pic,full of life,colors and reflections,original way to show us something of this old market,i like the full view in the WS sponsored by Coca Cola! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

The place looks rather crowded, both the passage-way and upstairs, added to this the abundance of wall paintings and signs - you get a busy, but vibrant photo, Lras.
Employed well the moment, and good choice for tyhe main post, to my humble opinion, as i see the WS pic. as a diff. subject altogether: Red Coca-Cola truck.
Best regards,

Hello Lars,
The red truck would have made the WS bright and catchy enough as a main upload but I think you made a good choice to use this instead. There is a very appealing grittiness (from a photogenic point of view) and an interesting crowd disappearing into the dark area. Lots of signs, lots of colours, lots of details of any kind show that this would be a place to linger for a while looking for photo opportunities. The only slight drawback may have been the strong contrasts of the light.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Lars,

J'aime beaucoup ce genre d'environnement dans les grandes villes modernes, mais dans des quartiers un peu plus vieux qui ont du caractère. Si je me fie aux gens je ne suis pas le seul dans mon cas.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24837 W: 520 N: 41831] (179402)
  • [2017-09-27 6:20]

Hello Lars,

Een goede dagelijks leven foto.
De rest heel druk bezet.
Door de diversiteit van het beeld kunnen we zeggen een goede foto, bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Hello Lars,

good image of the entrance of this market, I also like the photo in the WS, here we can see a daily scene that give us an idea of the market activity, well seen,

Best regards,


Ciao Lars, intersting view with beautiful murales, nice scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3536 W: 0 N: 8242] (58613)
  • [2017-09-27 8:19]

To me it is a reportage photo, daily life in Seattle, a lively place with a lot of busy people, very well captured
regards Ryszard

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2017-09-27 9:27]

Hello Lars,
The view of this section section of the Pice place market is well presented,as remind me my presentation there before six years ago.Good presentation.


Hi Lars,

The big neon sign is helping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the entrance to the Market Place. The presence of the people is adding life to the composition. Have a nice day.


Hello Lars,

Seattle is one of the rare cities I have not visited (except for one evening between flights when friends picked me up, we had dinner, then they took me back to the airport). Also I was there on a rainy day, which I understand is frequent. You were there on a brilliant sunny day. I will see the WS to see more of your impression. I wonder if you should not have lightened the shaded area a bit to reduce the stark contrast.

Warm regards,


Dag Lars
Dat was nog heel wat trappenlopen voordat we hier aankwamen. Dus downtown is vanaf de haven nog een hele klim, maar gelukkig stond de Coca-Cola wagen klaar.
Groet Rob

Hello Lars,
I like both entries, I like the dilapidated look with the layers of posters in this photo and the Coca Cola truck seeming to support the Corner Market in the WS.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15961 W: 159 N: 27829] (146286)
  • [2017-09-28 0:09]

Hi Lars
Une image partager entre l'ombre et la lumière, beaucoup de détails a voir dans cet endroit très animée, joli les reflets dans les vitres, belle composition
belle journée

Hello Lars,

Farmers' Markets are very popular in the U.K. too.
This looks a most interesting site with cafe, market and theatre. There are lots of figures and coloured posters to enliven the scene and an intriguing contrast as we move from the brightness of the sunshine into the beckoning, shadowy areas.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi, Lars.
I like the style of the old building in the WS, this image conveys a lot of vitality with so many people on the street, but also gives a feeling of abandonment, with that wall and ladder covered with posters and painted.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and fulfilled.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10312 W: 174 N: 18392] (81949)
  • [2017-10-09 2:37]


THE PLACE LOOKS SOMETHING CHAOTIC in this image. I preferred the WS where we can see the façade and the red truck. anyway here we have many details to see.



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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2017-10-10 10:03]

Hello Lars,
Interesting Picture from from Pike Place Market.
Picture with nice colours and good sharpness.
Nice presentation

Hi Lars
this is certainly a hot spot for tourists and for locals too, basically for everybody. and guess what...i've never been here yet! I will someday. I have seen many photos of the market, but never one from this exact pov and angle. its got the Classic Seattle grunge feel. thanks for this post, I like it. cheers

Hello. Un photo étonnante pour un endroit surprenant qui ne colle sans doute pas à l'idée que l'on a de cette ville (quand on ne la connait pas comme vous). Bien réalisé. Bon WE. Cordialement, JP.

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