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Siena gourmet 101
(29-10-2009)
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Toscana
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Italy
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Europe
PHOTO DESCRIPTION

Salsiccia di cinghiale, Culatello cured ham,

Steaks from Maremme beef, savory tripe stews,

Tartufo bianco and porcini mushrooms

Peccorino cheese,

Chianti classico or Brunello wines,

Pantorte antica made from figs and walnuts.

You have to look at the traditional deli stores to imagine the incredible wealth of Tuscany.

APN Canon Canon EOS 5D
Registred camera CANON Canon EOS 5D with CANON EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (Reflex camera)
EXIF information f:4 - 1/50 - 800 ISO  (no flash)
Orignal filename sepiasienatrattoria.jpg

comments

12/09/2009

hmm great moment here, most of the time these salumeria's aren't to keen on us photographers. A real pitty actually as these shops are full of atmosphere of the region they're in.  You did it again with this one, the busy composition, the sepia tone and teh moment are all spot on. excellent shot.

jorrit

12/03/2009
Italians love their smoked and cured meats, if this were (North) America it would be a hot dog stand with Italian sausages, just a step below flavour wise ;-). Awesome work.
11/26/2009
I agree with you, Luko, about the incredible wealth of Tuscany. Whenever insomnia raises its fangs, I keep thinking of a tiny Mediaeval village, some 20 miles from Siena, on top of one of Toscana's hills, to lull me back to a state of utter peace and beauty. It is a magical place and I am delighted you share my passion for it--well, your shot (and I can hardly wait to see the rest of the series) does prove your enchantment--and your skills at shooting this fellow amidst his indelible cornucopia of culinary riches. Must have been hard to shoot it in the light conditions, but perhaps because of that, your contrasty burnt siena burns the senses even hotter.
sasa
11/24/2009

Well, ol' Francis was pretty moved by this shot wasn't he? This falls right into my comfort zone for viewing Luko. The mottled dark shadows with bright splashes of light. Something soothing in the overwhelming textures. You did handle this light perfectly...

I had a troubling experience this weekend, I needed pancetta for a recipe that I was putting together and the grocery I was in didn't have it. Every freakin' type of ham product (bi-product, side meat, underbelly, inside, outside, over and under) was there, but...NO, not pancetta. Luckily I didn't loose it, good ol' Virgina cured ham will do the trick...

Still...

11/23/2009
I've come around to this one after a day - it seemed too crowded at first, the man's face just another "item" en etalage but Nono's "photo puissante" remark kind of helped me here I would have aid "deliberately overwhelming", plus the fact that you are one of the more careful shooters I know, chances are you knew what you were doing when you uploaded it ;o)
11/23/2009
I've come around to this one after a day - it seemed too crowded at first, the man's face just another "item" en etalage but Nono's "photo puissante" remark kind of helped me here I would have aid "deliberately overwhelming", plus the fact that you are one of the more deliberate shooters I know, chances are you knew what you were doing when you uploaded it ;o)
11/23/2009
I've come around to this one after a day - it seemed too crowded at first, the man's face just another "item" en etalage but Nono's "photo puissante" remark kind of helped me here, plus the fact that you are one of the more deliberate shooters I know, chances are you knew what you were doing when you uploaded it ;o)
11/22/2009
Yeyyy, belle surprise de voir des photos de Luko ;)
Une photo chaotique et pile proportionné (si je peux me permettre), c'est la guerre, la guerre de la cochonnaille :). Belle photo puissante.
nono
11/21/2009
What amazes me is the subtle handling of shadow detail and the highlights in a rather difficult lighting condition.