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Thank you all for your Comments (votes, too) on 'Lunch 57 - The Black-shouldered Kite'. I am pleased that you generally liked the set, with YUCK becoming a favourite word..! There are just two more to show you in the series and I shall ensure they are uploaded, before I take a break from EPZ and go off on some travels, in 2 weeks time.

Yesterday's trip to the Game Park started, as always, very early, to catch the first rays of the sun. Unfortunately, there was a thick band of cloud around the horizon and when the sun eventually rose, the cloud broke up and obscured the light, on and off, for much of the morning. We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!

Today's 'Lunch'
Being Silly Sunday, I thought I'd show you a different aspect of 'Lunch' in Kenya. The Butcher's Shop..! From a photographic point of view, I'll let you decide which of the verticles is actually verticle..! From a hygiene point of view, It may interest you to learn that there's no glass in the window and flies are largely ignored in Kenya. As is the dust from the 'pavement'. Unsurprising, then, that even the drawing of the Bull on the shop front has its tongue hanging out..! We buy our meat from the large supermarkets, where hygiene is to the level one would expect in UK - just in case you were wondering..! And Highland Cattle are farmed in the Highlands of Kenya, in the same way as they are in Scotland Smile

Have a Stupendous Silly Sunday..!

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:18-250mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Dec 2008 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lunch 58
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:2 Feb 2014 - 2:32 AM
Tags:Butcher, Humour / fun, Kenya, Lunch, Pavement, Roadside, Shop, Tyre
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781969
781969  1 India
2 Feb 2014 - 3:48 AM

Yes,its different today and well captured.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:16 AM

Wonderful image Simon....your lunch? Did you a or the meat there?

Peter

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nonur
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2 Feb 2014 - 4:38 AM

Could be dusty and fly-specked, but surely it is a colourful world, Simon. A very nice take away lunch as well. I like this documentary shot a lot!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:55 AM

Now thats a different kind of lunch Simon not one that I would particularly fancy though Smile Just been watching a documentary of vultures on BBC 2 natural world series didn't realise just how valuable they are to mankind . Have got any shots of them mate.Wink
Have a good sunday
Rob

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:41 AM

I bet that 'open air' meat is far tastier than the stuff you buy from the supermarket, Simon, flies or no flies Smile Are you telling us that in two weeks time you are going to be AWOL from ePZ, leaving us with no daily infusion of amusing comments to enjoy, shame on you Wink Carol

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LynneJoyce
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2 Feb 2014 - 8:01 AM

Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.

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viscostatic
2 Feb 2014 - 8:40 AM

Referring to light Simon I reckon there are 3 or 4 days each year when it is good enough to get decent landscape shots in the north of Scotland. That is why I take so many flowers and mushrooms when the light doesn't really matter, as long as there is no wind or rain. This is a colourful shot. How times change though with an advert for top up, I assume mobile phone, at the side of the shop.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:50 AM

I can't believe you don't buy the local "lunch"
When we lived in Curacoe we had a similar meat seller to the one in your photo
The meat was so tasty compared with the bland rubbish we can buy in England....

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Brian65
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2 Feb 2014 - 9:15 AM

One thing the meat is half cooked, saves on gas.
BrianSmileSmileSmile

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:29 AM

Could turn a man to vegetarianism WinkBlushBlush

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 10:08 AM

I take it that the flies will add a little more flavour to that well seasoned meat.... Grin
Good silly Sunday shot... IB

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pentaxpatty
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2 Feb 2014 - 10:24 AM

I bet Health and daftness we have here in UK would love this, !!! I lived in Spain Simon and we had the same, all the meat and cheese out no one caught anything, the odd fly ! good silly Sunday shot. GrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:37 AM


Quote: Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.

That is because you are too tight to put any money in the electric meter Lynne, you pensioners will do anything to save money these days!WinkGrin

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DicksPics
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2 Feb 2014 - 1:21 PM

Nothing like a few germs, flies and dust to build up your body's resistance, Simon!Smile

Richard

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 1:39 PM

Great image for silly Sunday, Simon. Your narrative was great too. No H & S inspectors to worry about a few trillion flies.

Fred

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mikbee
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2 Feb 2014 - 3:32 PM

Glad you can take the meat away Simon.
I don't fancy eating it on the premises.
A good raw slice of life here !!
Mick.

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Maiwand
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2 Feb 2014 - 4:27 PM

Do you ever get days like that?!

Yes Simon. Far too frequently!!!! Lovely image of life at a special level.!!!!
Ron

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2 Feb 2014 - 6:09 PM

I never tyre of viewing your lunch series Simon, this is an excellent addition to this eclectic set. This colourful street scene gives us a fascinating insight into the Kenyan culture.

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2 Feb 2014 - 6:40 PM


Quote: Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.

You do live in a whole new world, one which is stuffed with many many photographic opportunities which you seem to grab almost effortlessly whilst one can only but sit back and admire.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:57 PM

Nothing to photograph and no light? C'mon Simon, you know we're in the UK Wink
This scene is pretty much as I'd expect in many parts of the less than developed world, but obviously not a problem for the locals.
I would not expect verticals either Grin
Highland cattle in Kenya, you must feel at home.
Don't stay away from epz for too long!

Keith

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2 Feb 2014 - 9:23 PM

Don't think I would be buying meat from Sam's for lunch Simon. Great shot. Shame about the light yesterday. Cathy

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