I spotted this chef taking some personal time before the lunch crowds swarmed the village and his restaurant. Most people tend to become annoyed or irritated when tourists such as myself, are taking their picture unless they’re posing for it… but this guy was more than friendly. He acknowledged what I was doing, gave a quick nod and a smile, and continued on about his leisurely break not caring that I snapped a few shots of him. I thanked him when I finished and he wished me a good day, it was a fun little moment that doesn’t happen very often.
I’ve posted a Workshop picture that gives a bit of a closer look.
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ikeharel (74791) 2013-02-22 4:42
Nice moment collected, on profile of the young cook, Jason.
Portofino is marvelous - though did not look on Cafe's and workes when I was there...
Combined pink wall and stony pavement in grey, well in contrast.
jhm (156536) 2013-02-22 4:58
I find your workshop picture very nice, yes better than these picture.
Wonderful how you the cook took in a break time.
Excellent depth and perspective picture.
A lovely picture made with high quality and sharpness.
Excellent captured, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (146830) 2013-02-22 5:46
quel captage de ce cuisinier en train de boire sa tasse de café superbe compo avec la carte quel beau chapeau et image génial.
Bravo et amitié
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-02-22 8:47
Jason, thanks for this photo - it has this lovely comic element which actually made me smile. Well captured and nicely composed image! I like all the colors and perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2013-02-22 9:13
You got the perfect moment here, the chef loosk almost like a statue as he enjoys a perfect cuppa before the bedlam commences. I can imagine soon after this moment, he was quite the opposite, stressed to bits and boiling hot in a steaming kitchen. nice human version of the calm before the storm!
All the best
mirosu (16273) 2013-02-22 19:50
Excellent snapshot. The chef is enjoying the brak before lunch preparation stress. Excellent composition with the small menue board, emty tables ready for first guests and of course the chef. Well arranged in portrait format. Nice photo IMO.
danos (100876) 2013-02-22 23:55
nice the view of the rested cheff as was drinking carefree his coffee.The closer view of him in the WS maks the image more effective.
Have a good weekend,Danos
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-23 0:47
the best part of the work,namely the break:)but seriously,you had really good intuition to capture this chef at his break and resting before tourists arrive.The timing you chose and the way you framed the scene are excellent.Great composition!
Have a nice weekend
serp2000 (45066) 2013-02-24 19:53
Another interesting report from the South Europa. Good example of a daily life shot. I'd like to get a cup of espresso just now. But I must to go.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-03-14 0:22
A nice moment, not only for the guy, but also
for you. Very nice is that the subjects are
separated from each other, that make the picture
not busy. Also nice is the menu card on the
forground it's an extra detail that fits very
well with the cook. The light management is
also very good.
About the "rules of thirds": I follow my
instinct, nothing more or less.
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-11 10:17
i admit I checked to be sure, but I knew it was in Italy..and that s great, because for those who travelled in this country, this pic smells a part of Italy and its simple and great food! you could have named this photo "the cook loneliness" or "coffee smell".. as the italian food, a simple pic but expressive!
holmertz (56173) 2014-11-29 4:34
I saw this one by coincidence and found it refreshingly different from the standard view of Portofino that "everyone" seems to be posting. You captured the color of the village and its essential business through this discreet portrait of the chef sipping his coffee. Human touch and a touch of the local culture nicely combined.
I hope you have recovered from Thanksgiving.