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I love Saturday Market...

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"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great candid, I don't think anyone noticed the camera.

6 Mar 2010 5:20am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderfully un-obtrusive...great color in this superb capture Marianna!

6 Mar 2010 5:43am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Nice shot of everyone going about the business of bargaining for the day's faire. Beautiful color !

6 Mar 2010 6:09am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent capture!

6 Mar 2010 6:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture!!!!

6 Mar 2010 6:38am

Patrick from Belgium

Très belle photo qui nous dévoile un instant de vie...
Well done!

6 Mar 2010 6:49am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

me gustanmucho los colores, magnifica y muy buen encuadre

6 Mar 2010 7:24am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

I love this street scene. Markets are alaways animated. Have a nice week end Mariana.

6 Mar 2010 7:35am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

yes beautiful....... intimate picture , full of ~~ cant think of teh word haha
its great and i like it!!

6 Mar 2010 7:58am

NANNE from Damwoude, Netherlands

It's weekend, for many people the moment to go to the market. As always..., a wonderful photo made by you, MARIANA. Have a very nice weekend!


6 Mar 2010 8:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I like the lighting - it gives atmosphere to what could have been an ordinary everyday picture. Nice.

6 Mar 2010 8:49am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

great compo

6 Mar 2010 9:55am

Emmeji from France

Jolie scène de marché !

6 Mar 2010 10:06am

Emma from Menorca, Spain

Buena captura, unos colores perfectos.

6 Mar 2010 10:32am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great shot. Nice scene.

6 Mar 2010 10:43am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Nice market with beautiful vegetables! Why is this spoiled child wants candy or potatoes! " lolll ... Good Saturday Mariana.

6 Mar 2010 10:45am

@tede: I do not know what he wanted but he was crying .. a rather big boy , but crying very loudly :) thx Tede !

philippe from dijon, France

Une belle image et joliment réalisée, bravo ! bon we Mariana.

6 Mar 2010 11:42am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great scene Mariana!

6 Mar 2010 12:28pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful shot of them clearly so busy at the market they had no idea you were taking this shot

6 Mar 2010 1:13pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

A busy scene captured nicely! Wonderful

6 Mar 2010 1:20pm

Tagazou from France

I love the street market... colors, people, flavours!

6 Mar 2010 1:23pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I usually love the pictures from markets. Nice daily life pic.

6 Mar 2010 1:26pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

So much to comment on! The incoming arm. The floating nose. The pointing finger. And those red peppers. All wonderful elements.

6 Mar 2010 1:37pm

@Larry Lefever: ...and a bog boy crying loudly :)

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

i like the lighting of this shot! well done!

6 Mar 2010 2:30pm

sil from Italy

Fantastic colors and comp! Well done!

6 Mar 2010 2:36pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super street shot Mariana! From the looks of mother's hand she is well used to caring for these antics! ;-)

6 Mar 2010 2:38pm

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Good market place...Nice angle and fresh vegetables...

6 Mar 2010 3:08pm

Florence from Paris, France

This shot, its crop, colors and lights, really act like a painting to my eyes...

6 Mar 2010 3:13pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

We should all be spoiled. I love the gray stocking cap. Good image.

6 Mar 2010 3:17pm

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

This is a lovely capture.

6 Mar 2010 3:19pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good title and good instant. A delight to observe the faces of the characters they buy. Good game of gestures. I love the arm without an owner and as noted by the woman! Very good composition Mariana!

6 Mar 2010 3:23pm

@Fonts: thx Adela .

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the people at the farmer's market. I think most mothers spoil their boys a little. ;-)

6 Mar 2010 3:45pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Ha !... Markets the same in Britain and Canada . I like the view through the composition dragging us away from the red peppers. The hands say it all as well ...


6 Mar 2010 3:57pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Love the colors of the veggies. And my eye is drawn to the interesting old woman. A splendid street scene, Mariana.

6 Mar 2010 4:03pm

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

Jolie composition entre ces visages qui regardent les légumes et le vendeur qui tend la main. Bon samedi

6 Mar 2010 4:04pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Overall, this reminds me of a shot you would see in national geographic magazine. Good composition Mariana.

6 Mar 2010 4:05pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice capture. I am off to the farmers market soon and excited because of the spring like temperatures.

6 Mar 2010 4:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Are those cell phones in their hands? I love the expressions on their faces; very real. The rich, vibrant colors are outstanding.

6 Mar 2010 4:34pm

@john4jack: no cell phones, but money - bills ! thx Jack .

tataray from St Laurs, France

Magnifique scène colorée. Très significative.

6 Mar 2010 4:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

A realistic framing right in the heart of a market scene, super colors for those peppers and yet can't erase the sadness of this big kid obviously disabled (autistic or something else), that's probably why he shouted, you know... I met one in the metro the other day, 2 teenagers girls shouted at him to stop crying like a baby (he was big too) and his mother felt embarrassed but i told the girls Don't you see it's not his fault ? The mother smiled at me. Sad but true stories in our daily lives...

6 Mar 2010 4:43pm

@k@: oh, Karine , you now make me feeling embarrassed. I really did not pay an attention on a kid , but heard him only crying . That was very quick shot, and the only one ...and i moved on .. If only I knew a kid is ill, I would feel bad saying - a spoiled child ... Anyway , I go to change the title of this shot . Many thanks for mentioning it and telling your story .

jafar from Pakdasht, Iran

Wow! Very nice capture!*****

6 Mar 2010 4:53pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very beautiful colours, nice photo

6 Mar 2010 4:55pm

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Nice one, and too bad about the big boy, but you can't help it...

6 Mar 2010 6:04pm

Arash from Tehran, Iran

This shot is like miniatures ...
Thanks for sharing...

6 Mar 2010 6:44pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

I like how you have framed this person.
Love colors and light.

6 Mar 2010 6:47pm

Chris.B from Olburgen, Netherlands

Nice shot of everyone going about the business of bargaining for the day's faire. Beautiful color

6 Mar 2010 6:53pm

macgo from Spain

Gran fotografía deunos lugares fantáticos

6 Mar 2010 6:54pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

people living their lives out, forever etched in time... lighting is Dead on perfect, How Id Love to be a little bird resting on your shoulder, and see you through every phase of you artist talents...

6 Mar 2010 7:08pm

@Martin: there is no secret at all .. just shot and process :)

philippe from moselle, France

très beau cocktail de légumes, ça donne vraiment envie de les déguster, les couleurs du marché c'est ça la vie !!!!

6 Mar 2010 8:07pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Again a very beautiful image of your hand Mariana

6 Mar 2010 8:12pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Beautiful reds.

6 Mar 2010 9:43pm

Don from spokane, United States

You've captured a sense of "market action" in this nice street shot. I love the interactions between the people.

6 Mar 2010 10:08pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

It seems expensive :)

6 Mar 2010 10:39pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Faces and much life in this photgraph...and the colors!!!

7 Mar 2010 12:03am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love the way you frame this shot with the fresh vegetable and people looking at them... some doing calculations in their minds... how much to buy... how much to spend... what to cook... etc etc. A daily life thing but presented so dexterously.

7 Mar 2010 4:29am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

They always make this food look irresistible. Nicely captured.

7 Mar 2010 4:31am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Mine is Thursday and it is always something I look forward to. This is a great shot of yours.

7 Mar 2010 4:41am

@Gary: thx Gary !

Ddo from Verdun, France

Nice shot

7 Mar 2010 7:49am

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

great shot! everyone is doing their thing, each to his own, looking for the best deals! and also love how you caught just the hand in the right moment, towards the old lady! :D

7 Mar 2010 12:37pm

Megha from Mumbai, India

Market is always an interesting place to shoot ..

7 Mar 2010 3:51pm

rian from mobile, United States

i'm sure it was a nice place to shoot.. very nice candid shot.. :)

7 Mar 2010 6:45pm

#1AcePhotog from Portland, United States

This is so vivid with so much going on, I feel like I'm actually there.

7 Mar 2010 7:39pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great compo. I love the "standard" attitude of the woman putting the change money in her purse (and the way she looks)

7 Mar 2010 9:27pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful capture ! Lovely colors....those red & shiny bell peppers look so striking !

8 Mar 2010 4:23am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice moment nicely catched. Great colors.

8 Mar 2010 8:57am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the framing here

8 Mar 2010 9:16pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/20 second
ISO 100
12 mm