Cooking Thoughts

Whilst in Cacilhas, Portugal, I shot the Happy Fisherman, which photos I shared with you some days ago. But I also found this amazing woman, worth thousandth clicks.

The featured image is a portrait of the second image, where I applied high contrast and structure.

What do you think?


You can find an interesting gallery of Sights and Colors of Lisbon here, which I also posted on this blog.

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36 thoughts on “Cooking Thoughts

  1. Hi Lucile – what do I think? Well, I love, I mean LOVE, the first shot. That woman is such a character. The second shot is so intense in its black and white perfection that it doesnt seem real. I mean that I love it to, but it captures something so essential that there’s no need to go further – for me its perfection. Honestly. Looking at the second picture my thoughts don’t wander, I’m contained in the balance, symmetry, and essence of life in black and white. the first photo I’m drawn to wondering more about this woman.

    What do I think? Just as above! thanks for your talent and your sharing, Lutje! 🙂 🙂


  2. I like them both and find it interesting how different the moods are between the two (which is surprising as it is the same image albeit with a different crop and contrast). In the first, she almost looks angry. In the second, she looks more subdued, perhaps with a bit of sadness. I think I like the second better because the surroundings lead me to the subject in a gentle, winding way.


  3. I love the second image, the black and white motive leading the eye to the woman. There’s just enough surrounding to keep you wondering. It looks like you had a great vacation!


  4. I love them both, Lucile. They highlight different things and give rise to different feelings and thoughts, but they’re both wonderful. Wish I had time to look at the gallery of your trip, but that will have to wait.



  5. Lucile! Wow, both of these pics are incredible! The close-up as well as the full shot…This photo speaks a thousand words! Where does she cook? What is she cooking? and oh that cigarette with the plastic holder in her hand! Fabulous!


  6. Love both. The first one a great portrait of a very special woman, and the second one where the setting adds to her character and at the same time expresses another mood.


  7. I had to go back and forth to see if it really was a cropped image, or two different images. It’s amazing how different the mood is between the crop and the long shot. They are both fantastic!


  8. I have to agree with Debbie…just LOVE the first shot. You ALWAYS get the good faces! Oh…and you’re in Portugal, eh! I never quite made it there. Maybe this summer.


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