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Loved reading the comments as always and thanks for all the votes too on yesterday’s upload, people Smile

Couldn’t decide which of these two to upload as V1 but the colour one kept catching my eye.

By the way, the brown stuff dripping down the tiny jug is gula melaka syrup. Gula melaka is a kind of dark brown palm sugar from Malaysia. ‘Gula’ is sugar in Malay and ‘Melaka’ is the Malay name for Malacca, a historical town in Malaysia.

The syrup here, along with coconut milk, accompanied a sago dessert. Annette, you’ve probably had it, ya?

Anywho, while my dad had his cataract op recently, my mum and I were having lunch at a shopping mall nearby. Restaurants always seem to have photo ops, don’t they? Or maybe I just like taking pictures of everything Grin


Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Saturday Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:16 Nov 2013 - 4:27 PM
Tags:Black & white, Candid, Close-up / macro, Humour / fun, Jug, Photo journalism, Restaurant, Saturday shadows, Shadow, Spoon
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 4:32 PM

Unusually for me I don't prefer the colour version, but like them both equally. Intriguing images that beg lots of questions, just right for Shadow Saturday.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 4:42 PM

I like them both too Andrew - that's perfect composition and dof. Cleverly done. Glad all is well for your dad. Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM


Quote: Unusually for me I don't prefer the colour version, but like them both equally. Intriguing images that beg lots of questions, just right for Shadow Saturday.

Yeah, the mono does work better, doesn't it? Such a tough fight this was, Lynne. I still can't decide Grin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM


Quote: I like them both too Andrew - that's perfect composition and dof. Cleverly done. Glad all is well for your dad. Smile

Thanks, Ann Smile

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SlowSong
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16 Nov 2013 - 4:47 PM

I love these quiet little scenes. Just right. Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 4:53 PM

Now you have made me feel like sago pudding...did you have to.....GrinGrin the syrup sounds a great addition...great capture

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franken
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16 Nov 2013 - 5:14 PM

I can't chose between them Andrew as they both work for me.

Ken

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 5:21 PM


Quote: Now you have made me feel like sago pudding...did you have to.....GrinGrin the syrup sounds a great addition...great capture

I'm evil, aren't I? Grin This was sago with gula melaka and coconut milk. Not enough sago in it, though. My mum makes a killer one.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Nov 2013 - 5:30 PM

You are a wicket man Andrew - painting delicious deserts with your words and me not able to lay my hands on any Smile Sago must be in my top three puddings Smile V1 all the way for me

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Mollycat
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16 Nov 2013 - 5:37 PM

Great images to tickle the palate. I'll take both. Peter.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 5:39 PM

Ah sago I remember it well from school dinners many moons ago when it was always described as frog spawn!!! That's by the way though cos I like V1 very much Andrew.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 5:50 PM

It sounds delicious whether in mono or colour! Sago, tapioca, semolina, rice.... even porage. Now you've got me drooling as well Smile

Dave

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

v1 for me today andrew wonderful tones and colours brilliant detail and shadows a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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ColleenA
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16 Nov 2013 - 5:53 PM

Ok Andrew, now I've popped down the the supermarket, they make a good ready to eat sago pudding...about to devour it....GrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 6:02 PM


Quote: Ok Andrew, now I've popped down the the supermarket, they make a good ready to eat sago pudding...about to devour it....GrinGrin

Great...now you're making ME feel peckish. What goes around comes around, huh? Wink

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GeorgePlatis
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16 Nov 2013 - 6:04 PM

Excellent capture with beautiful textures and great details in both versions!
George

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barbarahirst
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16 Nov 2013 - 6:29 PM

colour it is for me ...
but only bya margin......

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom988 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 6:32 PM

Colour, for the syrup clinging to the rim of the jug.
This is what distinguishes the photographer from lesser mortals. Everyone sits down at table, ready to tuck in. People reach for their spoons.
The photographer reaches for his camera...
Moira

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woolybill1
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16 Nov 2013 - 6:49 PM

The textures of the table are more incisive in mono. Leastwise, that's my excuse. Since the table fills the central space between the subjects and their shadows texture assumes a more vital importance than usual.
My mum served up a sago pudding, once, in about 1956. The family didn't speak to her for several days afterwards. The encounter with sago scarred me for life BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
I think I typed too many cs in scarred Wink
But I like the photo - a lot.
Regards
Bill

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Lillian
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16 Nov 2013 - 6:53 PM

Just got to be the colour for me Andrew
Lillian

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Holmewood
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16 Nov 2013 - 8:53 PM

Think I just about prefer the colour version Andrew. I will give that pudding a miss though. Definitely not my cup of tea! I hope it all went well for your dad. Cathy

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Michaela_Solway
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16 Nov 2013 - 8:56 PM

I like the mono version today Andrew, perhaps I should get out more

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vickyf
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16 Nov 2013 - 10:22 PM

I thought I liked the mono best as my eye was drawn to the shapes and textures, but I'm more and more to the colour version and now think I prefer it! It's all to do with the jug Smile

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taggart
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17 Nov 2013 - 12:28 AM

The syrup sounds wonderful--- and I prefer the color, although the mono tells a wonderful story as well!

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CarolG
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17 Nov 2013 - 6:10 AM

I love the explanation of the melaka syrp, Andrew, if you call someone here a mekala you are swearing at them Grin Carol

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Joline
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17 Nov 2013 - 11:50 AM

The color has more intimacy about it. Somehow the mono distances the viewer from the subject.
I learned some new words todaySmileSmileSmileSmile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
18 Nov 2013 - 6:40 PM

great images Andrew.
eve.Smile

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annettep38
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20 Nov 2013 - 5:28 PM

oh I love the gritty surface here

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