This picture says thank you to the French, not only to the friends that I have made here on TE but for to the French in general for leaving behind baguettes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and thus providing me with an adequate breakfast when all other fails:)
This is taken early morngin in kratie bus station, loading to the full the buses and trucks that will trundle up the "roads", roads being a big word. (For overloaded trucks see KeithSpring photo - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Cambodia/photo215315.htm).
I like this shot becasue in all the chaos of the bus station, the baguette seller just sits and watches with an air that says, I have seen it all before.
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gaby (19819) 2005-09-20 11:43
Hi Elaine nice daily life shot - In Africa, you get also this french bread and african people like a lot baguettes -
clodreno (0) 2005-09-20 11:51
good image Elaine, i still rememnber the baguette I had in ivory coast , they were so damn good. Like the stting you did here, an open air bakery.
I saw some in Laos too, and bought some with pâté, when travelling for one year in Asia..
More expensive here in Reykjavik... 3,5 € for a fresh one !! needless to say i don't buy it often.
entrelec (8328) 2005-09-20 13:01
thanks for the baguettes!Your image is nice, this woman in front of theese menacing trucks, so quiet...
riaan (86) 2005-09-20 14:27
Excellent daily life shot. Good sharp focus
and great colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Ebbe (9617) 2005-09-20 15:57
Nice every day documentary. You used the low angle and probably a wide angle too to give the relatively small bread stand an important role in the picture. I like the way the bread stand out as fresh and clean in this otherwise dirty and exhaust smelling place.
The trucks are surprisingly clean too at a second glance!
Furachan (0) 2005-09-21 3:26
You have a way, ELaine with these real life scenes in Cambodia. Deceptively simple, they're actually finely crafted and thought through. Nice POV here giving pride of place to the baguette seller, with a good clear shot of the buses beyond.
hdl (7035) 2005-09-30 7:35
I remember having seen similar things in Peru; only they did not have baguettes. I like the composition; good balance and a very nice note to accompany it. By the way in Brussels the baguettes are very good too ;-). I'll be back.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-10-02 17:10
The French must be proud to see one of the their national symbols in a picture that was taken so far away from Europe! You low position, overal sharpness and point of view are very well chosen: it gives focus on the baguette-seller, but shows the daily life activities of the bus station in the background as well. I just wonder if these baguettes tasted like diesel... ;-)
RGatward (20066) 2005-10-07 3:31
Looks like you've been doing some real travelling this summer Elaine, and going native for breakfast, probably one the best ways to experience a culture. GOod shot here, with the baguette seller well placed.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-10-25 18:10
This scene is like Dejavu,
I remember the exact same scene in Myanmar as well, it seems almost like the same place.
Love the rich composition with all the elements mixed in,
very well done,
sebautourdumond (3108) 2006-01-06 6:45
Hi Elaine, I remember this place. Like this small village. You had taken a nice and funny shot of "french baguette"... Like your composition.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14850)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia & Vietnam
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-20 11:39