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Talk to our baker.

By DRicherby
Sometimes, when I'm travelling abroad, I see things that are so far from my experience that I just don't know what to do with them. You know, I'm familiar with the concepts of `baker' and `talk to', even when via an intercom, but what on earth would anyone want to say to a baker? Nothing wrong with bakers, of course. I'm not some kind of bakist.

It's just that I can't imagine interrupting a guy from his work and his iPod to talk to him, for the sole reason that he's a baker. I guess I'm just too English for that. But, seriously, what would anyone say?

"So, you're a baker?"
"Been bakin' long?"
"'Bout ten years."
"What're you making?"
"Outta bread?"
[Uncomfortable silence.]
"Wanna go for a beer?"

All comments and criticism welcome.


Wednesday, 26th November, 2008
32mm, f/4, 1/10s, ISO-100

Tags: Bread Street photography Photo journalism California Window Sign Black and white San francisco Scales Baker Fishermans wharf Intercom Boudin

Voters: Grifoto, barbarahirst, cats_123 and 21 more

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Grifoto 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:02PM
Great capture, love the lighting and tones.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:32PM
thanks for the laugh
25 Feb 2009 10:55PM
Nice mono..and nice talk..
16 Mar 2009 7:08PM
Brilliant write-up. Really made me laugh. Good capture too.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
21 Mar 2009 6:39AM the write-up
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
21 Mar 2009 5:54PM
Excellent write up - made me laugh Grin
I guess a good opening would be - "does bakers like dough?" Wink

Wonderfully composed image as well.

hebdens 16 5
26 Mar 2009 8:19AM
like the mood of the pic, one of those where you have to linger over it to take it in. The write up made me laugh.
18 Apr 2009 9:06AM
lol, nice candid shot, great write up Smile
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
26 Jul 2009 2:47PM
Maybe its more a case of...
talk to our baker,
cos the butcher aint listenin'.

Great shot, works well in B&W. I feel it's always a good sign when you don't want to know what the colour version looked like, & frankly this B&W's so good I'm not interested.

Very good piccie, nice conversion, & your comments made me chuckle too.

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