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What on earth is she doing...!? by Marjolein Katsma

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people, pickles, salad, travel, portrait, candid, women, market, bazar, curious, uzbekistan, samarkand, uzbek woman, uzbek women, blue, orange, white, mbs

I was watching these women on the market of Samarkand, looking around for yet another customer for their home-made salads and pickles at the end of the afternoon, but mostly just chatting since it was near closing time. Suddenly, all heads went in one direction… click! I never found what it was they were looking at so intensely.

Taken in Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2009.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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I have two passions: travel and photography – and these are often combined. Though even in my own city I often have a camera with me!

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  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Very well captured. Excellent candid shot!

  • Thank you very much!

    I spent quite some time watching these women – they were constantly chatting while still looking out for some late customers, and obviously commenting on what they saw around them. This was the best shot I got of them. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 5 years ago

    Prachtige foto Marjolein! Daar moet toch iets aan de hand geweest zijn….

  • Dankje, Anne-Marie!

    Ja, eerst zaten ze rustig rond te kijken of er nog een late klant kwam, en wat te kletsen, en plotseling waren ze een en al geconcentreerde aandacht voor iets, en leverden duidelijk commentaar… Ik kwam er alleen niet achter wat! Nog wat rondgelopen, geen idee… Zal wel een vorm van cultuur-blindheid geweest zijn.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Tigersoul
    Tigersoulalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thanks for your nice comment and the fave, Perry!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Marjolein, well captured! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you very much, steppeland!

    Zo’n feature vrolijkt me toch op op zo’n grijze regenachtige znodag!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    Big congratz on your well deserved feature in the Dutch Showcase Group :))

  • Thank you so much, Mariola!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • foppe47
    foppe47over 4 years ago

    Congrats on your wonderful feature, this is superb work.
    Groetjes Foppe

  • Dank je wel voor je mooie compliment, Foppe!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    I love this shot! Good food, good clothes and some action :)

  • Thank you Maree! Yes, there’s a lot of good food to be had at that market. :) I never did find out what it was that suddenly drew their full attention (as well as that of the man in the background!) Thanks for the fave, too!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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