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The Framed Cook

By MediumSizeUnavailable
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didn't say I wouldn't delete it though Wink

Sorry to the people who took the time to comment on my previous upload. Decided to go for this one instead. Entered this one as well in the Framed competition where it beyond any doubt will die a silent death.
Also taken at Hua Lamphong train station, Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2007.
It's a train window you're looking at.

Thanks for viewing. Feel free to critique and comment. Promise I won't delete it again (only because I don't get a 3rd chance though lol)

Tags: General Transport Portraits and people

Voters: xinia, Strobe, Cormy and 57 more

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Comments


xinia 11 54
18 Dec 2007 12:47PM
excellent!!

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Strobe 8 1.3k United States
18 Dec 2007 12:47PM
Great shot.
Marc
Cormy 8 3 England
18 Dec 2007 12:51PM
This is truly magnificent,well done.
Cheers
Alan
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 12:54PM
She looks a very busy lady. Super shot.
Mavis
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
18 Dec 2007 12:55PM
Me personally I don't mind the legs in the background, but I do find that bright piece of litter to the right of the tracks a little detracting. Strong perspective created by the receding tracks though.
18 Dec 2007 12:57PM
LOL !!!
18 Dec 2007 1:03PM
okay, also sorry to those who were about to comment on my previous upload Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
18 Dec 2007 1:05PM
Int -- er - net pr -o -b- lems to- day.

All a bit stop-starty so by the time I'd composed my critique and got a clickable browser you'd whipped the pic away.

This ones's better anyway. The view of the lady and all her clutter is a delight and it's framed beautifully by the train window and rather distressed section of carriage. This obviously won't do as well as my two "Framed" entries but it could well get third place Wink
18 Dec 2007 1:06PM
he he... wouldn't be surprised Dave. You were the first person I thought of when I saw the theme. It seems rather custom made lol. Your biggest problem probably was the limitation of two entries per person and not knowing which two on earth to choose among that multitude of photos that fit the theme
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
18 Dec 2007 1:16PM
lol .... just as well I'm not judging or I'd have to disqualify myself. Creating composites is a doddle .... it's real photography like this where you get the result in one shot that's impressive.

Unless of course you took 700 shots on the day and this is the only good one Smile
18 Dec 2007 1:21PM

Quote:Unless of course you took 700 shots on the day and this is the only good one

err... right
(off to delete 600 something shots)

Wink
HowardA 9 231
18 Dec 2007 1:25PM
Love that framing. Great colours, detail and perfect light on her face.
Howard
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
18 Dec 2007 2:03PM
Who would buy food from here? Great candid superbly composed with the framing within the frame being spot on.
18 Dec 2007 2:25PM
everyone on the train Albert Smile
Thanks for the reactions peeps.
User_Removed 10 7 8 Netherlands
18 Dec 2007 3:25PM
That train station is one superb environment for photography. This is a lovely photo, the colors in this are really excellent, the red really jumps out at me. Strange shadows/hole behind her, her expression very captivating; the train colours by now the red line signature element in this series. I would expect this to do well in any competition Koen. Regards, Bert
18 Dec 2007 3:32PM
The strange shadows in the bg is from a large cooking pan Bert, and the shadow of it thrown on the wall against which it is hanging. Because the pan is basically pitch black it make for a rather strange effect, and merges with the shadow.
Thanks for the comment
imagio 9 12 1 England
18 Dec 2007 4:22PM
I love the framing on this Koen, the surroundings and colors help to isolatate the window view to great effect so all the interest and detail is focussed on the subject, superb.

Bernie
User_Removed 12 239 7 England
18 Dec 2007 5:14PM
oh i can't shortlist anymore. weird oh well. thats what i would have done had i been able. nothing further to add its all been written.

gerry
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
18 Dec 2007 5:23PM
Well seen and taken Koen. Great expression. Ron.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 6:26PM
blimey..... just love this!...ok

jo
NevP Plus
10 853 13 Canada
18 Dec 2007 6:58PM
Lovely light, lovely colour, lovely comp. Lovely. That's what it is. Lovely.
rusmi 12 35 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 8:14PM
magnificent, haoppy to be no 30, well done!

TOM
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
18 Dec 2007 8:16PM
First class picture Koen. I really like the framing in the window, the colour and the texture of the railway carriage. I'm not sure I'd like to eat anything she cooked in that kitchen though! John
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
18 Dec 2007 9:11PM
This is great Koen...I like everything about it. Another one for the book!
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2007 9:39PM
from the complimentary colours to the smiling face of the subject...it all works perfectly for me

phil
18 Dec 2007 10:32PM
I wouldn't want to eat there for sure, but a brilliant image.
Annette
18 Dec 2007 10:54PM
Thanks peeps.
Thanks Vee, you don't say much but you sure know to get your message accross Smile Apreciate it a lot
18 Dec 2007 11:05PM
Love it
clevercloggs 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
19 Dec 2007 2:35AM
nice image, like the way the light falls on the person and the dirt of the train around the window
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
19 Dec 2007 9:13AM
excellently shot, the light colour and comp all work well together
21 Dec 2007 7:31PM
I really like this!!

steve

ps. please don't try to get closer on these shots in case you into the gap between platform and train!!!!!
davidbailie 12 457 7 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2007 3:31PM
Health & Safety Rules obviously - 4 hamburgers please...........Sad

Good Light!

db
KatieR 12 6.2k 6
23 Dec 2007 11:17AM
Really great - the composition is simple and it can't help but make you smile.

Charming.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Dec 2007 11:38AM
Beautifully composed shot with wonderful colours and lovely expression.
Rende
31 Dec 2007 11:12AM
oh... just noticed the awards. Thanks folks.
Inner-Funk 9 17 2 Australia
5 Jan 2008 11:42AM
I love those trains, great picture. a

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