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27-JUL-2014 Sam_C

Ethnic In America Series: "Balut"

A lady sells the famous "love it or hate it" balut on Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NYC.

Balut is a boiled duck egg with an embryo inside that looks rather "nasty"
(to me, anyway), but tastes good. I tried it once, have to admit it was pretty tasty,
but I don't think I'd do it again.

Note: I'm not Filipino, but I do have Filipino friends.
After seeing musician Drake do a skit on Manny Pacquiao,
I realized that everyone and their mother has a Filipino
friend or two :-)

And to be clear, this is not the new Ricoh GR, but the original 8mp
GR Digital. I have shot with the new GR and it's spectacular, but I
still prefer the original for b&w digital work.

Ricoh GR Digital
1/64s f/6.3 at 4.4mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Pieter Bos04-Apr-2017 10:10
Very nice street image. ~V
Buz Kiefer24-Oct-2014 19:20
Wonderful street candid, Sam. Great addition to this series. Vote.
parallaxes aka Jean-Pierre Bijouard31-Jul-2014 12:40
The kind of street scenes I like, great, Sam :^)
Lee G31-Jul-2014 03:42
Love the street shot, Sam, but I'll leave the treat tasting to you! :O)
Jeff Real29-Jul-2014 01:27
Awesome street scene from a master ~V~
Pepe Lugash29-Jul-2014 01:16
Charming. Looks like an old BW photo.
Raymond Ma29-Jul-2014 00:44
A nice slice of life...I like weird and tasty stuff. V
Simon Chandler28-Jul-2014 16:08
Excellent street shot with great info. v
Stephanie28-Jul-2014 15:31
Excellent street candid Sam! BV
No thanks ~ I don't even want to think about trying the balut......
Fong Lam28-Jul-2014 14:08
Fantastic monochrome work and a great street scene, Sam...don't mind trying the balut :) V
Jim's Atavistic Visions28-Jul-2014 13:36
Sure looks like a film image! I'm in the no balut zone...
Tom LeRoy28-Jul-2014 10:48
Yo, I'll pass also on the delicacy, but the 8mp GR is fine tuned for B&W. Excellent street with atmosphere! V.
shatterbug28-Jul-2014 07:20
Yeah, I'll skip the treat too, but I like this picture!
Brian McAllister28-Jul-2014 07:05
Awesome GR work sir! (And I do know that camera you used)
Perfect B&W
And no, I don't think I would try the Balut,
but thank you for the offer! V+++