Are these oranges, grapefruit, or some citrus indigenous to India? I don’t know. But, what interested me more was the way they are being sold. I saw this woman in the central square of the Devaja Fruit market. You don’t see fruit sold like this at the local HEB supermarket here in Central Texas. Even in Mysore, India, most of the fruit sold was at conventional-looking stalls. But, there’s no question this makes for an unusual and dramatic photo from the eye of a typical American.
How long does it take to learn how to balance the basket? It must be very tiring and requiring precision standing and walking. I suppose done correctly, the human body can support a good deal of weight. But, it still amazes me.
I usually shoot street photos up close with a 35 to 50mm equivalent lens. I shot this from the far, however, using a 150mm equivalent. I didn’t want to shoot close, concerned that I would upset the applecart, so to speak.
I have a free monthly newsletter that’s perfect for busy people. Signup for the Newsletter to get the best of my posts, old and new, plus additional content not available anywhere else.