Sometimes street photos are better presented in B&W for many good reasons, including the need to focus the viewer's eye on the scene without the distraction of colour. However, in this situation I feel your colour presentation is the best option for this magnificent scene.
As I cast my eye over the image, there are just so many different colour elements that bring it to life. For example, the vendor's reddened face suggests heat from the barbecue, the multiple shades of the meat being cooked makes my brain taste the food on offer, the anchor motif on his hat is a wonderful splash of detail. Those out of focus colour elements in the background also bring the scene to life by hinting something of the setting in the background.
It's a great photo and I have very much enjoyed looking at it. Thank you.
Steve (Bedfordshire, England) My Nikonians Gallery- please visit and leave a comment A Nikon in the hand is worth two in the bag!
Thanks very much to everyone for their kind comments. Most of my street photography is done in B&W, but I feel some of them, like this one, need to be in colour. The man's face is actually red from the cold weather! Cheers!
Phil, You give me inspiration. Just got the 24-120 f4 after much thought and reading. This and your black and white "Rendezvous" make me think I made the right decision. Candids like this are much easier with something less obvious that the lovely buy large 70-200 f2.8. Deborah