December 15, 2009

Candid Photos from India #12

The forts, museums, temples and mosque of India were all quite revealing, but, for my money, give me a good local market. Walking through all the open air markets was a treat to all the senses. Each turn offered something different.

In today’s photo, I wanted to capture the overall environment. The lady was very particular about her vegetables. She would carefully rearrange everything after each customer had sorted through the various offerings. I was not really surprised by the high quality of vegetables that I saw throughout India, since most Indian meals are primarily composed of vegetables.

Enjoy.

Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 at 45mm shot at ISO 400, f/5.6 and 1/30th of a second.

Post Processing:

Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity and reduced noise.

Photoshop—used a curves layer to reduce brightness of two door openings within photo.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice Larry. Good choice on including her environment. It adds a great pallet of color and texture and anchors the shopkeeper. How many more do you have in this series? Looks like a great group for a BAPC Body of Work presentation.

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  2. The photo has lots of color and lines that draw you into the image. Hope you got a few shots of that door in the background.
    Mel

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  3. The colors, the activity and the setting are so typical of India. Again, good work capturing what India is all about.
    Sya

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  4. Outstanding environmental portrait.
    Charles M

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  5. Wish you would do a few more like this one. It seems to tell me a little more about India.
    Debbie

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