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Teatime

By ChiliMan
Teatime at a nature reserve’s café with the parents.

Samosa time…mmmm. Nothing homemade, just frozen samosas (potato filling) which they deep fry…but NICE samosas. Nice enough to not dip in any condiment. Isn’t ‘condiment’ a funny word? Condiment. Aaanyway…so there I am feeling snaphappy and taking pics of goodness-knows-what. I’ve focused on this basket when my mum’s hand goes samosa hunting just as I release the shutter. Talk about timing! As it turns out, I sorta like the shot and am glad I didn’t chuck it. Taken in BW mode.

V2: A pulled back shot of our table. Had to take this in colour ‘cos I liked the colours. The two bottles are chilli sauce and tomato sauce (ketchup) – Singapore’s two staple condiments (there’s that word again!).

Andrew

Tags: General Hand Tea Snack Black and white Teatime Portraits and people Samosa

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
18 Mar 2013 12:01PM
Those samosas look deeeelicious, Andrew, but no thank you to the tea Wink Carol

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ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 12:11PM
They were sooo nice. The samosas, I mean Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 12:14PM
As a great lover of the prosaic, the mundane, the everyday, the things that people take for granted and fail to see the joy in, I am bound to like this series. I'm staring to get seriously worried about myself as I prefer the mono version here, but only just.

Yes to the tea but samosas are poison to me unfortunately unless prepared in a rice wrap. The photos of them don't make me ill though!!!
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 12:18PM
Ta, Lynne Smile Hey, do you reckon your next upload will be BW again?? I look forward to finding out Grin
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 12:23PM
I LOVE WORDS!!!!!
Never thought of condiment in particular but it does have a pleasant tang to it, especially with samosas. Now there's a word for you . . .

Have you ever heard of The Meaning of Liff ? No, it is not a typo. But it might well amuse you.*

Truly excellent black & white, Andrew, a very 'clean' rendition. The careful dof is nice too. V2 is making me just that little bit too hungry Tongue

Regards
Bill

*My favourite definition is from The Deeper Meaning of Liff for Glenwhilly (a Scottish village) : "A small pouch worn beneath the kilt during the thistle harvest" Smile
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 12:25PM
Definitely V2 that shows the C-word bottles in all their glory Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 12:32PM

Quote:I LOVE WORDS!!!!!
Never thought of condiment in particular but it does have a pleasant tang to it, especially with samosas. Now there's a word for you . . .

Have you ever heard of The Meaning of Liff? No, it is not a typo. But it might well amuse you.*

Truly excellent black & white, Andrew, a very 'clean' rendition. The careful dof is nice too. V2 is making me just that little bit too hungry Tongue

Regards
Bill

*My favourite definition is from The Deeper Meaning of Liff for Glenwhilly (a Scottish village) : "A small pouch worn beneath the kilt during the thistle harvest" Smile



You're kidding me! I LOVE "The Meaning of Liff"!! I bought it, fell in love with it, and then both reluctantly and happily sent it to a friend of mine who loves words too GrinGrin LOL at 'Glenwhilly'...I remember that now!

It's a pity 'samosas' is not 'samomas'...then it'd be a palindrome.
sable 8 9 7 England
18 Mar 2013 12:44PM
Two great images - love your narrative its so interesting - overall looks and sounds so yummie - I love vegeatable samosas - Elizabeth xx
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 1:14PM
V1. Perfect. The pleasure of the moment which, unfortunately, will not last.
Moira
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
18 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Hmmm. I cant wait for lunchtime.
Ty
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 3:37PM
I love samosas! This would make a good entry for a food competition Andrew. Well taken and good timing!
Ann
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
18 Mar 2013 3:52PM
I Love Samosas. SmileSmileSmile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Mar 2013 4:35PM
V2 will make me more inclined to go to the kitchen for a snack and the colours are glorious, but the crop and out-take of the greater view shown here is my favorite of the two. Very nicely captured.

Anne
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Mar 2013 4:39PM
Perfect timing. I would sat 'caught red-handed' but it's in mono TongueGrin

Dave
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
18 Mar 2013 5:05PM
Version 1 for me Andrew - excellent!

Ken
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 7:21PM
I like condiments...... salt, pepper, vinegar, Hendersons relish, Hp, Daddies ketchup......Mmmmmm blimey do I fancy a chip butty right now.........
Dont you think though that condiments are going out of fashion, esp salt and pepper, I know salt is BADTongueTongue but when eating out I notice no one seems to touch either.................and I hate the little silly sachet'sSadSad
Now.... oh yes........... V1 for meSmile
Diane
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
18 Mar 2013 7:39PM
A great setSmile
NettaSmile
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
18 Mar 2013 10:09PM
I like both shots, V1 for the hand and V2 for the samosas, and those three yellow cups.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:33PM
Interesting Andrew..and I also like those lovely yellows in V2
but it is the mono for me
Lillian
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Mar 2013 10:49PM
You've served up two winning cafe images here Andrew, you've made the ordinary and everyday stand out
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Mar 2013 11:25AM
These are brilliant...a capture of a fleeting moment of little joys.
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
20 Mar 2013 2:53PM
Hi there, love both of your captures and I like your choice of subject because it is so different. Great job on both. xxx
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
21 Mar 2013 3:50PM
It looks very inviting, Andrew, especially in colour,
Brian
22 Mar 2013 8:01PM
I like both shots
22 Mar 2013 9:36PM
Two great images, V1 is very artistic, v2 very appetizing!
Johanna
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 9:52PM
Hey Andrew,
hope you are well my mate?

Sorry for not being on here much these days..little man is full time & my only photographic inspiration is the Druid lot...and they don't come out a lot :-p

Will pop on here once a month or so to catch up with you.

Gareth Smile
7 Apr 2013 11:51PM
Excellent work in V1 SmileSmile
evelen 11 5 England
8 Apr 2013 6:37PM
two great shots.
eve.Smile

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