Portrait Street Travel Portrait of a fishmonger in Chennai June 19, 2017 Fishmonger | Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India A fishmonger lady with the fish laid out in front her at Besant Nagar beach in Chennai, Tami Nadu, India. Join me on Instagram! Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Chennai#India#Photography#Portrait#Portraiture#Smile#Tamil Nadu Post navigation ← An old man from Mylapore Off for a fresh catch → 107 thoughts on “Portrait of a fishmonger in Chennai” Her eyes speak volumes… Reply ↓ Thank you Prasad :) Reply ↓ Great shot, I love how the picture has so many textures and colors to take in. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Wow!! What a portrait! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Welcome. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Excellent shot and I liked the dimension you captured too. Do you know the marking on her forehead significance? I had never seen that design before. Reply ↓ Actually the marking of her forehead says that she is follower of “Shiva”, basically in Hinduism people are either followers of Shiva or Vishnu. The Vishnu followers will have marking in the shape of U. Reply ↓ Gosh I really appreciate you answering as I always like to try to educate myself. Isn’t the photo great too?! Really a big thank you!!! Reply ↓ Its my pleasure to answer your question really. Yes its a great picture. Shows the lady’s very content expression… not at all concerned of being photographed.. curiosity in her eyes.. :) Reply ↓ I agree with your thoughts on the photo and really thank you again! Reply ↓ My pleasure! Reply ↓ Actually there are Shakti (goddess) worshipers in Hinduism too. Although that would be signified by a red tilak most of the times. Vaishnavs wear chandan vertically, while Shaivs wear ash (rakh) horizontally in three lines. We tend to ignore Shakti worshippers tremendously as most were accused of being black magic followers, which is not true. The lines have blurred in the past century. Reply ↓ Thank you for answering :) Reply ↓ My pleasure Joshi.. :) Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Another amazing portrait. She looks lost in a reverie, thinking about what she thinks every day. Great job on capturing the every day, Joshi :) Reply ↓ Thank you Mabel :) Reply ↓ She looks so pleased that you want to take her photo, amazing marks on her forehead. She and the fish suit each other in colour palette. Reply ↓ Thank you Paula :) Reply ↓ Lovely photograph. The fishes match with her dress. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Lots of wonderful blue tones in this Joshi! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Nice portrait. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Great portrait ! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Love all the complementary blue tones throughout, and her calm expression. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ beautifully captured. Reply ↓ Thank you Aparna :) Reply ↓ I especially like the muted and gentle colors of this photo. Reply ↓ Thank you Cate :) Reply ↓ Great shot! Love the colors and the angle! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Oh, those sapphire colors! I find blue and orange tones an unbeatable combination, which you’ve exploited expertly. The patient and friendly look on the woman’s face contributes to the pleasant feeling I have looking at this photograph. Reply ↓ Thank you Linda :) Yeah blue and orange works so well together :) Reply ↓ good one! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Stunning Portrait! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Blue, blue her world is blue. Well done! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Very cool shot! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Superb! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Cool shot Joshi… I don’t know how you do it. I’m always scared I’ll offend someone (or worse, get beat up :D ) if I try to photograph people… :) Reply ↓ Thank you :) hehe I don’t think they will beat you. It might be difficult, but the interaction can make your day too :) Reply ↓ The colours are sublime Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ For some reason, I can feel this lady is very happily content. She is smiling in her heart. A nice catch! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ A beautiful face with th7e blue in the water and the fish! Great capture, Joshi! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Love the blue hues, and her expression – fine portrait as always. Reply ↓ Thank you Tom :) Reply ↓ A great shot of a graceful lady :) Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful!! Reply ↓ Thank you Leyla :) Reply ↓ Nice.. She is actually very good looking Reply ↓ Thank you Rajiv :) Yes, she is very good looking :) Reply ↓ Lovely! Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait Reply ↓ Thank you Rupam :) Reply ↓ Great portrait! Have a nice day! Gil Zetbase Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Must be a Monday. I know the feeling. Reply ↓ hehe Reply ↓ Beautiful how her clothes blend with the fish. So soft and gentle. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ The fish is the same colour as her sari nearly! Nice shot. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Wonderful capture. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Did you show the portrait to the lady? What was her reaction? Reply ↓ Don’t remember much as this was taken some 6 years before. Reply ↓ My brother is a cinematographer and graphic designer. Occasionally, a photographer too. I remember what he did once… He clicked pictures of under-privileged kids playing in a ground nearby. The next day, he chose the best pictures, got them printed and gave them to the kids. The expression of joy and gratitude on the children’s’ faces were so warming and unforgettable. Reply ↓ That is great :) Reply ↓ Excellent. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Love all the blue tones. another great shot! Reply ↓ thank you Jane :) Reply ↓ Awesome love the tones and her soft look Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Love the colours and the light. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Your pictures are amazing !! Reply ↓ thank you Cindy :) Reply ↓ You captured her soul inside your photo <3 Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Fabulous portrait! Reply ↓ Thank you Diana :) Reply ↓ Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another. Reply ↓ Lovely Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Enjoying the way the fish match the dress :) Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ I love the symphony of blues in this photo :-) She has a lovely face too :-) Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Great photo, your portraits are incredible. Reply ↓ Thank you Sarah :) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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