Waiting for our döner kebab, stuck between loud calls for the mosque just aside and the window of the restaurant, I have decided to take some photos of what I first thought would be boring.
But by reducing the speed of the camera, I added a layer of fun, trying to catch the movements while remaining stable for the static parts. It took more than one frame to get the best of both world.
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jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-11 22:35
Le flou de mouvement permet d'imaginer la vitesse avec laquelle l'homme découpe ses lamelles de viande. Intéressant effet. J'aime aussi la mine réjouie du cuisinier, content de lui et de passer à la postérité à travers ton objectif.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-07-11 22:47
I liked it. Creative idea and a successful execution.
It must have been very difficult to take pictures near the doner kebap roll in summer !
PS: I wish we could meet while you two were in Istanbul. Tant pis ! :-9
delpeoples (58276) 2012-07-12 1:57
Salut cher Andre
Man is that a hatchet? You wouldn't wanna meet this guy in a dark alley! As long as he sticks to preparing food he'll be ok. Love the action shot, how you slowed down the shutter to capture the sense of movement, fun and buzz of this part of the city. Excellent light management and definition for everything else that isn't moving. And I hope the doner kebabs tasted as good as they sound.
sevy (58) 2012-07-12 6:51
Avec tes 2 derniers posts, je vais finir par penser que tu es un peu gourmand sur les bords :-)
Super portrait en action que tu nous proposes ici. Il était loin d'être évident d'arriver à concilier le flou de mouvement de la découpe avec le buste et la tête encore bien nette.
J'ai l'impression que tu étais en lumière ambiante, tu es monté dans les iso pour avoir cette équilibre dans l'éclairage? Pas évident non plus d'avoir une photo nette à 1/10s.
Plus qu'un Senpai, je crois que je viens de trouver mon Sensei en photo :-)
sacimar (26235) 2012-07-12 6:58
this is a different image, I like your idea, we don't usually see this kind of pictures here, waiting for more of this subject...
papera (14186) 2012-07-13 13:04
there should be more pictures like this on TE, because I think food is a very important part of a country's cultural and social texture and it deserves to be shown.
this must have been a quite fast guy, judging by the movement you have caught here :)
great shot - makes me want to go back to Istanbul :)
have a good weekend,
tyro (25282) 2012-07-14 2:47
I can fully understand how it took several frames to get this picture, especially if you were shooting at 1/10 second handheld - and I suspect that you might have tried a few different shutter speeds too.
But you have caught this fellow perfectly - amazing how his arm and his knife rattle up and down so rapidly yet his body and head and left arm are completely static!
Despite the difficult situation and difficult subject and lighting, you have succeeded remarkably well and still retained perfect exposure, lovely colours and amazing sharpness.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-18
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/10 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Food Glorious Food [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-11 20:43