This pic was taken at the Asian night market in Richmond (southern Vancouver). Every Fri, Sat, and Sunday night this lot behind the Home Depot becomes a bustling market selling all sorts of cheap imported goods, and freshly cooked foods. This particular stall is selling Japanese seafood pancakes.
The place really reminds me of markets and street stalls in Asia with the crowds and the pushing, and all the cheap plastic trinkets and all the food, and of course: all the signs you can't understand! Also, the fact that there are about as many white faces here as in, say a street market in KL, it makes me a little nostalgic of my wandering days... (I hope that last sentence doesn't come off sounding bad, it's just strange to see.)
Post-pro: convert to b/w, some cropping, some burning (to darken background and hotspots in bandana and girls face--still a touch too bright IMO), small border.
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Michael_Gan (2776) 2004-08-07 11:12
Alex, if you would have told us that this picture was taken somewhere in Asia, no one would have doubted that! I think the expression on the woman's face is the best detail in this picture. She really seems to enjoy herself, probably chatting with the customer while she is preparing the food. Very nice, thanks.
torben (3098) 2004-08-07 13:05
Yes, the woman in the center steals the show with her lovely smile but the man preparing the food makes a fine appearance too.
The crop is good with the back of the man in front balancing the row of three people in the stall, with light in both sides and darker in the middle and with a lot of interesting small details that all belong in the image. A fine lively tonal range contrast adds the last touch to make this a very enjoyable photo.
manny (21833) 2004-08-08 10:55
As suual Alex, your picture breathes life. Excellent composition here with that back of the man on the right. Very good.
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-08-09 17:03
love the expression on the lady's face! nice picture, i love food pictures, make me hungry. well composed.
joseelias (0) 2004-08-10 8:30
What I like in this photo is the vary relaxed and casual feel in it. Personaly I have a lot of trouble taking photo like this. I allways feel the need for drama...
The guy with the back to us creates the feeling that we're there waiting for our turn. Great detail.
Well composed image with a good BW.
gardenwife (103) 2004-08-23 15:54
I like this, especially the expressions on the vendors' faces. There's a lot of movement and purpose here, and they all seem to be enjoying their work. I can almost smell the good aromas.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-10
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 400
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vancouver Streetshots in Black and White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-07 11:05