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A coconut's journey till human consumption...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 16 September 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Perhaps coconut is the only plant wherein EVERY part of the plant/tree is made use of by man.

Among its fruits, the Tender Cocounut variety finds use as a lovely, refreshing soft drink, especially during hot tropical summers.

I have tried to portray the "journey" of a tender coconut from conception to consumption....

This collage depicts the tree in the backgound, with one of its tender fruit finding its way into this chaps stall and is being sliced with sickle ..and finally served with a straw ..for a nice refreshing drink.

More on these Indian Nuts to follow at some point in the future....

Cruz from exurbia, United States

This is a wonderful collage! You portrayed it well! I like the angles of the pictures in the collage...much more interesting than a regular grid! EXCELLENT

16 Sep 2010 5:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Like the fact that you've caused us to focus on the final product by leaving it in colour. Fine montage!

16 Sep 2010 5:56am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

etrange composition beau cliché ! peace !

16 Sep 2010 5:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid components that this journey of coconut from the tree to eat. Good day.

16 Sep 2010 6:25am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely superb!

16 Sep 2010 6:53am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nice composition and processsing :)

16 Sep 2010 6:56am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice processing and interesting composition.

16 Sep 2010 7:03am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great Presentation...5*****

16 Sep 2010 7:38am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Nicel collage - and he still won't smile

16 Sep 2010 7:51am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent words told to supplement information that ended perfectly delicious! I believe that successful vision of your text! The power center of the image of the coconut! Best regards, Adela

16 Sep 2010 8:18am

k@ from Paris, France

A compo & processing & collage like a modern painting, well done you !

16 Sep 2010 8:25am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition and great tones !

16 Sep 2010 8:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Dramatically documented :)

16 Sep 2010 9:42am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Your collage is really beautiful ! I like it Sunder... Have a wonderful day :)

16 Sep 2010 9:44am

Phil Morris from Canada

Superb collage, telling the story and the design as a whole so
very beautiful in its entirety. Amazing treatment so well done
on the right image, like poetry.

16 Sep 2010 11:14am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It is definitely a most refreshing drink on a hot summer day! A wonderful tribute Sunder! Well done! ;-)

16 Sep 2010 11:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really cool !

16 Sep 2010 12:31pm

tataray from france, France

Superbe montage ... ))

16 Sep 2010 12:53pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great composition.5*

16 Sep 2010 12:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Love the way you have presented this very effective

16 Sep 2010 1:01pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

very interesting, great collage

16 Sep 2010 1:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh this is the fellow from yesterday---wonderful perspective and treatment Sunder - just wonderful!

16 Sep 2010 2:07pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

A great series about coconut. I'm learning alot of interesting things Thanks for sharing.

16 Sep 2010 3:07pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot with its multiple elements depicting the stages. Fine thinking to produce this shot.

16 Sep 2010 3:21pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Interesting, creative work here.

16 Sep 2010 3:31pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Different! Nice way of showing its journey. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

16 Sep 2010 4:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An interesting journey indeed. I like the concentration on the man's face as he wields the flashing blade. Is he holding the coconut in his other hand? A fine collage.

16 Sep 2010 4:35pm

@Steve Rice: Actually yes, he is holding on the other hand...Didnt have space , so grudingly I had to crop that bit.... Thanks for your comment.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A wonderfull collage, with a outstanding compo and very nice use of toning! Well done!!

16 Sep 2010 4:39pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous picture - my Spotlight nomination for today.

16 Sep 2010 4:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great collage of photos to illustrate the coconut's "journey." Is that a pina colada with the straw? ;-)

16 Sep 2010 5:14pm

@Steven: No, it is just only the tender coconut ...only the juice ( unspiked, of course..:):) with the straw. Thanks for the comment,Steve..Much appreciated

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow what a shot! those implemets look quite lethal!

16 Sep 2010 5:31pm

@kate: Yes, Kate , these are lethal stuff indeed. Thanks for the comment.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A totally artistic and wonderful set of images and story. Love me some coconuts right now!

16 Sep 2010 5:35pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great image, Sunder. I love to drink fresh coconut.

16 Sep 2010 5:40pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder,
The collage is excellent, including details and clear colors. I like it very much. Information and link to it, I read with interest. Thank you very much. Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

16 Sep 2010 5:56pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very interesting collage, well done. Like the blue straw, seems to be in 3D...:-)

16 Sep 2010 6:16pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great collage and it works well to tell the coconut story.

16 Sep 2010 6:35pm


Très beau montage!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

16 Sep 2010 6:54pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A superb presentation, the vendor must be an expert in slicing the coconut. Lovely shot.

16 Sep 2010 7:02pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image

16 Sep 2010 7:09pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

FANTASTIC. AMAZING edit, Bravooo : ))))

16 Sep 2010 7:52pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

a real new and unusual it

16 Sep 2010 9:04pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What great colors..and wonderful processing. Love your chosen toning.

16 Sep 2010 11:40pm

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Nice collage full of history ^^

17 Sep 2010 1:00am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - very neat! Love the treatment and the composition -

17 Sep 2010 1:47am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

great composition history! This is very creative and interesting! very unique and love the processing!!! 5*****!

17 Sep 2010 3:17am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A very interesting shot! I really like the processing and tones

17 Sep 2010 4:23am

Manola from Bassens, France

I was born on an island of the pacifiqe, and the coconut, was a part of my life: just to see this straw in this walnut, gives me envy to drink it I like that...
.... As well as the crême in the delicious interieur!!!
Haughtiness your composition;-)))

18 Sep 2010 4:29am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

I like your treatment..nice tones, selective colour on the a wonderful collage of the story as well of course..Excellent job as always, Sunder. :)

18 Sep 2010 6:31am

Antoine from France

Superb composition. Have a great day Sunders.

21 Sep 2010 5:27pm