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Saturday Shadows

By ChiliMan
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

Tags: Photo journalism Shadow Candid Jug Black and white Close-up and macro Spoon Restaurant Humour and fun Saturday shadows

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LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 4:32PM
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 Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 4:42PM
I like them both too Andrew - that's perfect composition and dof. Cleverly done. Glad all is well for your dad. Smile
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 Nov 2013 4:43PM

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
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 Nov 2013 4:43PM

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
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
16 Nov 2013 4:47PM
I love these quiet little scenes. Just right. Smile
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
16 Nov 2013 4:53PM
Now you have made me feel like sago pudding...did you have to.....GrinGrin the syrup sounds a great addition...great capture
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
16 Nov 2013 5:14PM
I can't chose between them Andrew as they both work for me.

Ken
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 Nov 2013 5:21PM

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.
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
16 Nov 2013 5:30PM
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
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 5:37PM
Great images to tickle the palate. I'll take both. Peter.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
16 Nov 2013 5:39PM
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.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
16 Nov 2013 5:50PM
It sounds delicious whether in mono or colour! Sago, tapioca, semolina, rice.... even porage. Now you've got me drooling as well Smile

Dave
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 5:51PM
v1 for me today andrew wonderful tones and colours brilliant detail and shadows a cracker nice one Wink
andy
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
16 Nov 2013 5:53PM
Ok Andrew, now I've popped down the the supermarket, they make a good ready to eat sago pudding...about to devour it....GrinGrin
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 Nov 2013 6:02PM

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
16 Nov 2013 6:04PM
Excellent capture with beautiful textures and great details in both versions!
George
16 Nov 2013 6:29PM
colour it is for me ...
but only bya margin......
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1433 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 6:32PM
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
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 6:49PM
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
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 6:53PM
Just got to be the colour for me Andrew
Lillian
16 Nov 2013 8:53PM
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
I like the mono version today Andrew, perhaps I should get out more
vickyf Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 10:22PM
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
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
17 Nov 2013 12:28AM
The syrup sounds wonderful--- and I prefer the color, although the mono tells a wonderful story as well!
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
17 Nov 2013 6:10AM
I love the explanation of the melaka syrp, Andrew, if you call someone here a mekala you are swearing at them Grin Carol
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
17 Nov 2013 11:50AM
The color has more intimacy about it. Somehow the mono distances the viewer from the subject.
I learned some new words todaySmileSmileSmileSmile
evelen 11 5 England
18 Nov 2013 6:40PM
great images Andrew.
eve.Smile
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
20 Nov 2013 5:28PM
oh I love the gritty surface here

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