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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: October 16, 2005 15:51
Focal Length: 85 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/5.6 - 1/160 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

No, this guy isn't smelting iron or forging steel. He's making kettle corn. A big wok-like pot, with oil and popcorn, and a few large scoops of white sugar. Not caramel corn, just warm and sweet. He was working hard, since there were lines of people buying the corn by the huge bag he had to make it continuously all day.


10.28.05, 01:36 PM, Keith:

I have sampled this delicacy and used to work with a similar copper kettle and big paddle making fudge. This is a very good picture. Crisp in places with blur for motion and even in black and white I can feel the heat.

10.28.05, 05:05 PM, J A M I E:

Before all the K-Marts closed, they used to have kettle corn vendors standing outside (even in -20 degree weather) selling kettle corn. I miss that in the middle of winter!

10.29.05, 05:38 AM, Mareluna:

Beautiful spot !!! :)

10.29.05, 06:57 AM, Rock:

I wasn't sure what was happening in this image until I saw the popcorn around the tub. The steam rising is really nice.

10.29.05, 01:36 PM, Diane:

Very nice capture...the lighting, the steam and the action. The use of black and white in this one is also very effective.

10.29.05, 09:34 PM, Bob:

Real nice shot and the B&W is super. Not a fun job for him though!

10.29.05, 10:55 PM, Ed:

LOL. I thought he was stirring tar for roofing.

10.29.05, 10:58 PM, Ariela:

Kettle corn! I never would have guessed. What an intriguing image. :) I love all the steam, I really did think he was working with melted metal.

10.30.05, 07:43 AM, Alicia:

If that was a little old lady it would be a perfect shot for Halloween! The popcorn sounds delicious.

10.30.05, 01:08 PM, odY:

hi mike! do you love b/w captures no? ;) this is great..

10.30.05, 03:58 PM, Peter:

Wow, looks so easy to make. I might try it at home!

10.30.05, 06:42 PM, Claudette:

I have to say that everyone has b&w's and I'm lovin' it! I love how you were able to capture the steam coming out...beautifully done!

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