Baker (1)

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 15 March 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We started in Old Salem, an historic district of Winston-Salem, NC. Costumed docents performed period crafts. Two bakers were making the sugar cake that we sampled with our coffee. Her job was to knead pockets into the dough to hold the sugar. There were some anachronisms, such as the plastic bucket holding the brown sugar in the lower right.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/40 second F/6.3 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

Neat , clean , bright .

15 Mar 2018 5:54am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Merveilleuse scène. )

15 Mar 2018 6:17am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

An excellent photo Harry. I like the holding of the baker which evokes a little the past

15 Mar 2018 7:30am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the clothers and not holding

15 Mar 2018 7:31am

Evelyne Dubos from Ouaga, Burkina Faso

Lovely interesting scene. Good capture of inside light.

15 Mar 2018 8:08am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait . In spite of the plastic bowl it gives an idea of the old time !

15 Mar 2018 8:49am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

In your habit of photos of "old-fashioned things", this one is not made rusty .... As a Flemish paint!

15 Mar 2018 9:04am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image..
aw!! The bucket could have been of wood or metal !! Or even wooden drums !

15 Mar 2018 9:13am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A good image I like this soft backlight. It's true, the plastic bucket is not appropriate.

15 Mar 2018 9:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes the devil is in the detail :)

15 Mar 2018 10:33am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

really nice image

so often, places like this won't let a photographer capture a photograph

15 Mar 2018 11:14am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo

15 Mar 2018 11:26am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice portrait of a working person

15 Mar 2018 11:40am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Your image certainly captures the old traditional mood.

15 Mar 2018 1:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I was thinking this shot was a snap from history. I didn't pick up on the plastic bucket at first. How funny.

15 Mar 2018 2:15pm

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

Great shot, it’s lovely to see this sort of thing

15 Mar 2018 3:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine action picture of this baker kneading the dough. I wonder who it tasted...and was it good?

15 Mar 2018 3:07pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


15 Mar 2018 3:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec son bonnet blqanc quelle dameet image au travial fantastique vue.

15 Mar 2018 4:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !

15 Mar 2018 6:02pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The light is superb here; great frame !

15 Mar 2018 6:17pm



15 Mar 2018 9:06pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

Wonderful use of light - not easy in these circumstances - and an interesting topic for sure!

15 Mar 2018 9:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful portrait and wonderful scene. The light is wonderful.

16 Mar 2018 12:07am