Shot taken from the same location from my previous upload, in Gulja Uighur old quarter.
Laghman or pulled noodle, the Uighur version of spaghetti, is the most basic food commonly found in Xinjiang. Watching this being made is greatly entertaining. The speed at which a cook transforming the dough into bowlfull of noodles by banging, pulling, twisting into long thinner strings and managing to keep all the strands separate is really incredible. Laghman is quickly boiled and then served with stew of mutton or beef, tomatoes, chillies and other vegee, sometimes the noodles are stir-fried along with the same ingredient.
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daddo (26794) 2011-06-01 2:23
Salam dear Abmdsudi.A charming chef with an engaging smile and a deft pair of hands. I have seen noodle making demos in Melbourne by Chinese chefs. incredible how the strands multiply each time they are stretched. The food sounds delicious.1/40 of asecond has created a blur suggesting speed of operation. Salam. (You have probably heard about the furor in Australia about the goings on in Indonesian abattoirs.)
siamesa (28121) 2011-06-01 5:13
Bom dia Abmdsudi
Excellent register. Thanks for sharing these informations that is, 100% TE. Superb capture.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-06-01 5:26
Ola Admdsudi ,
Bela foto de vida diária deste homem a fazer massa , boa sensação de movimento com as mãos , bons detalhes , gostei do sorriso dele para ti , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Longroute (19396) 2011-06-01 8:05
This is just the case to say: a good and timing capture!
I guess It was not easy to froze the man while doing his job!
And you framed well the scene isolating the man from the rest of the environment. Fine light and above all a nice smile!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-01 13:11
I like the joyful photo of this expert man in its field of expertise. The photo is spectacular. I appreciate the light. Colors and neatness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
shevchenko (20548) 2011-06-02 2:18
I saw in TV the process in making this La Mian, so fun and just like it, interesting composition, lively shot, thanks for sharing.
eversmile (11636) 2011-06-02 3:02
That's a very good photo which could be in decisive moment as well! :) I love the way you caught the gesture and the blur of the noodles... Good eye contact with the cook and a joyful mood.
patdeph (35748) 2011-06-02 3:34
by seing your picture and reading your note,I begin to feel hungry and would like to eat these noddles.I like very much this decisive moment where the noodle past is on the whole length of the picture.I also like the way the man is looking at you,he has a large smile and seems happy that you are intersted by his work.Excellent!
Nard (6972) 2011-06-02 3:56
Interresting notes and nice scene. The man seems very happy to show how he makes the noodles, I like his smile. I like also the blurr on the noodles which gives a feeling of speed.
sacimar (26247) 2011-06-02 8:42
this is a good picture of a daily moment, I like the visual effect you got with the noddles, they must be delicious... good details and light management, well done,
adramad (45990) 2011-06-02 10:02
Superb picture that show us today that together with the interesting note, is an extremely important graphic document, it is an unknown image in this part of the world.
The portrait of this magnificent cook who shows a nice expression of sympathy and simplicity.
As always care job as a good light, color and high image quality. Well done.
dkmurphys (59155) 2011-06-02 10:13
Love your daily life scenes. He really looks like he knows what he's doing. A noodle pro.
Good shot, very attractive scene.
PaulVDV (29147) 2011-06-02 16:04
Very beautiful daily life-picture and portrait of this man at work. The noodles are as long as the length of his arms spread open.
I've seen the same scene at the market in Kashgar.
Best regards, Paul
danos (98427) 2011-06-03 7:12
very nice presentation of the man during his job as make Uighur version of spaghetti, with have too much sake.I like his tranquil characteristics as the excellent portrait of the man.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-06-03 23:36
Great picture of the man at work...
I like a lot the sense of motion
Nice colors and sharpness
Have a nice weekend
Cricri (120119) 2011-06-03 23:48
Première fois que je vois ce travail, très habille, un bon dynamisme dans le geste et le filé des nouilles, super bien capturer au bon moment, belle et intéressante image avec un joli sourire du monsieur
jhm (153674) 2011-06-04 0:34
Noodles is a very good food, my wife cook excellent noodles, nevertheless a food out your country.
Sharpness and clarity be superb, splendid colors.
Nice presentation too. TFS.
I wish you a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (42310) 2011-06-04 0:34
Hi selamat sore my dear Abmdsudi
Sorry for my late action as I was very busy this week.
Best of week from you, I am sue! 1/40 shutter speed is best choice. Perfect moment you get! Very high quality presentation of best framework and well balanced composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Saturday!
corjan3 (2109) 2011-06-04 4:43
Yes the process of making noodles really is an interesting and entertaining art. Well captured here with the activity and great exposure control. Best wishes.
annjackman (21899) 2011-06-06 3:32
A wonderful portrait of this man in action making noodles. The blurred action of his hand is great. I think that you have included just the right amount of the scene without taking the eyes away from the man with his friendly smile. A great TE contribution and the note is interesting.
Kind Regards, Ann
siolaw (38292) 2011-06-06 7:50
Fine capture of the noodle maker in action with motion blur giving good sense of movement. He does not need to look at his job and can stare directly into your lens without affecting the product's quality and looks!
Silvio1953 (144288) 2011-06-06 8:39
Ciao Abmdusdi, lovely daily life composition with man in ghreat action, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful movie effect, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
vasilpro (41317) 2011-06-06 10:48
Wonderful portrait with excellent sense of movement, beautiful and interesting scene, lovely light and colors, well done.
delpeoples (58278) 2011-06-07 15:53
What a fascinating photo. I love anything that has to do with food, especially food typical to a region. So this photo has it all in my opinion. The motion blur of his hands is fantastic as it shows the necessary motion in making these noodles and also adds a sense of dynamism and reall life. Everything else in the frame is perfectly sharp, defined and coloured. Excellent daily life shot, thanks for sharing.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-06-08 0:47
a very spontaneous capture, in which this man makes the noodles, while he smiles and looks nicely at the photographer.
The image has a great vitality, a good light and a few very natural and perfectly saturated colors.
I like the effect of the movement in the noodles, that it adds a subtle dynamism to the scene.
BennyV (17160) 2011-06-08 4:37
Superb action shot of this Uighur noodle maker, dear Abmdsudi. Thanks for constantly posting really quality shots. Cheers.
sevy (58) 2011-06-09 23:25
Nice daylife shot with the action of the cooker given by the low shutter speed and with his smile as proud to be taken in photo.
Perhaps the background is a bit too much there, but perhaps you had not a luminous lens with you. Sometimes we have to manage with what we have.
Waylim (25502) 2011-06-16 18:49
More food, love the motion blur in the noodle. Wish to be there and tasting all the wonderful local cuisine.
Angshu (56758) 2011-06-17 6:29
Two things which attract at first glance...the nice mellow light which falls on his face from the left & the motion blur created by the continuous stretching & twirling of the noodles. His joyful eyes definitely add to the picture. Good daily life shot my friend!
jmdias (64918) 2011-06-23 3:23
another fabulous portrait, the workman is perfectly positioned and acting. the sharpness is perfect and light too. nice job
I was sleeping when the fireworks spoiled my night after santos's victory..haha
Wanda1 (15142) 2011-07-05 0:29
I like the motion blur as the man rapidly twist, pulls and twirls his noodles into the shape and length required. I think that it must be great to watch as you are describing, and at the end tasty too.
jemaflor (97979) 2011-07-26 7:52
Well managed with the blurred effect to give dynamism at this portrait, nice light on the man, pleasant smile captured at the good moment.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-30 19:57
love the snap.the blur you have created gives a sense of action on this man preparing noodles.nice details and colors.