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Industrial Snacks

By gajewski  
This guy is making popcorn in a kettle (hence the name Kettle Corn) in a small hut in Bryant Park in New York City.
I shot this just after Christmas of 2012.
His gloves, jacket and protective mask made him look like he was working in some sort of foundry. I thought I'd really push for that effect and gave the image this harsh, grungy B&W treatment.
PS -- See the printing on the box in the upper left corner.

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
10 Feb 2013 11:59PM
Great processing, suits this so well......Sandy

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11 Feb 2013 12:03AM
I agree with Sandy ! Well done!!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Feb 2013 12:12AM
This works so well,
innovative and suggestive of the danger as he cooks

Not what I think of when I think of Kettle Corn from the street vendor-- missing the red and white cups and the bright yellow kettle cover!

Very hungry for pop corn just now
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Feb 2013 12:46AM
WinkWinkWinkWinkWink excellent treatment. Thought he worked with a grinder with that face protection.
I have learned something new. We used to cook legs of lamb and once a goose in the hardening oven, the Greeks did their moussaka. Wasn't approved, though.
Dinky65 5 1 United States
11 Feb 2013 1:34AM
Very nice shot.
milky 14 Wales
11 Feb 2013 5:23AM
Stunning B&W--------MilkyWinkWink
marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 5:29AM
That did the trick Walter, my first thoughts too were of a foundry...very well composed and processed to achieve the aim! Nicely done
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 5:53AM
It certainly looks as if whatever he is going to turn out is going to be black WinkWinkWink
Well processed Walter SmileSmile
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2013 6:24AM
Very well processed, Walter, and difficult to think that he is making something as delicate as popcorn Grin Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1872 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:23AM
Industrial cooking. Ye gods, I thought he was a welder!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:09PM

Quote:Industrial cooking. Ye gods, I thought he was a welder!

moi aussi!!!!!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 Feb 2013 4:16PM
I took some kettle-korners Wink at one of our local does here in Georgetown - ours were not dressed as welders, but I can certainly understand why this guy has face protection - the heat is intense and the smoke is quite strong and acrid - but the smell from a distance off is wonderful. I do not miss those yellow containers and love this in mono.

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 6:58PM
Excellent mono Walter.
meniko 6 Cyprus
11 Feb 2013 7:09PM
I would never have guessed, that he prepares popcorn, but
according to Anne's explanation his outfit has to be understoodSmile

your perfect processing didn't miss the aim to make us uncertainWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:05PM
I'm with Moira - I thought he was a welder. Your treatment has worked very well to lead us astray!! Smile
11 Feb 2013 9:38PM
Excellent mono Walter,well done..Lin
Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Feb 2013 6:42PM
Looks very industrial Walter, well worked with the mono grittiness
Regards Richard
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
15 Feb 2013 3:36AM
Yuk, I think this would put me off popcorn for life..
Good picture though….

Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Feb 2013 9:04AM
An interesting concept Walter, thought he was a welder at work, mind you popcorn can and does explode having made it myself, nice one good composition and processing, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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