Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wok Ethic

What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?


Towering woks, Singapore. Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

43 comments:

imac said...

Woks all this then??

tegdirb92 said...

what great composition!! I love it!!

Tammy said...

I saw the wonderful news on the Cariboo Ponderer's blog. Congratulations!

Deborah Gamble said...

When I was young and my mom was making dinner in the kitchen, my dad used to sing, "Hey, Good Lookin', what ya got cookin'? How 'bout cookin' somethin' up with me."

Janice Thomson said...

Excellent capture David - this tickles my fancy - I imagine the most fabulous stir-fry simmering away...mmmm

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Let's eat. You just don't see that everyday. Excellent shot. Have a great WW and I hope your New Year is awesome. :)

Seamus said...

It's an architectural miracle!!! ;)

david mcmahon said...

Hi imac,

I always wanted to be a wok star!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bridget,

Thank you. I'm so glad you liked the shot.

It was taken in a food court. I did ask the chef's permission and he seemed bewildered as to why I would want such a ``mundane'' shot.

He said to go ahead and I showed him the shot immediately afterwards and pointed out all the many colour textures in the reflection of the woks and he eventually gave me the thumbs up!!!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Tammy,

Vic Grace is such a wonderful ambassador for us bloggers.

I always tell her she has the surname ``Grace'' for a reason!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Debbie,

The more I hear about your Dad, the more I like the sound of him. I'll have to make a trip to the US just to catch up with him - and your clan of course!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Janice,

It actually looked and smelled so good that I ate there. I ordered the Singapore speciality - ``chicken rice'' and it was great!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sandee,

Wish you could have joined me for the meal. It was really great!

All the very best for 08.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Seamus,

I agree. It's a bit like a culinary Towers Mahal!

Cheers

David

Nessa said...

That picture looks really cool when you scroll up and down, like a flip book. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful photo, David. There's room to do some cooking there!

secret agent mama said...

Oh, I just love that!! :)

Andrée said...

I finally cooked for the first time today (baked beans) and I'm sick of it already. It's a wonderful photo, though.

Joyismygoal said...

All cleaned up:<

Bobbie said...

Let's just hope they don't topple over. What a sound that would make! Happy WW.

Mama Grizzly said...

Cool picture!

Bradley's Mom said...

It amazes me how you can find unique beauty in such everyday things.

Now..........being that Chinese food is my ABSOLUTE favorite, I find this photo fabulous, indeed!!

:)
Linda

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Wow that's beyond awesome. Cool photo!

Bernie said...

WOW, I love this shot (not to mention some of your other work!!!!!). Also, welcome to another Aussie, I am in Sydney!

Ours is up as well at burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

Hope that your NYE was not as hot as I had heard it was going to be. Happy New Year, and WW!!

eric1313 said...

Makes me think of one thing:

Chinese carry out!

Good thing their new year isn't tonight, I'm starving.

David said...

Great shot! The triangular patterns in the gap inbetween the woks look like repeating Christmas Trees - I wonder what this shot would look like framed even closer?

Ingrid said...

that's what you call . . . stackable woks :) :) :)great shot!!!

Annie said...

The leaning towers of wok, I think.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

You are an awesome photographer. You really are!

Akelamalu said...

Great shot! That reminds me a I need a new Wok!

Neva said...

And this is why I consider you a professional...quite the eye!!!

whodatdare said...

Just think if Pacman was counting these.... Wok-a, Wok-a, Wok-a!

lynn said...

he he took me a while to work out the photo until i read your caption. Great composition and such beautiful woks. Mine's a black ole thing with a wobbly handle. I need a new one lol.

Misty Dawn said...

As always, a very creative photo.

Happy new year David. I look forward to spending 2008 with you :-)

CHEWY said...

Wok This Way.

Mushy said...

Wok and woll!

Ah, that reminded me of the old song I used to hear on the radio...my dad loved it!

Craver Vii said...

Ha! You're not going to believe this, but last night, my wife and I stayed up to watch the movie, Wokking Tall.

Love the pic!

San said...

This plays up the sculptural qualities of the woks--individually and collectively. Love it!

Brian in Oxford said...

wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-wok-a-

it's a Pac-Man sort of year already, David!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Which reminds me: I cannot remember who borrowed my wok and never returned it.

YesBut said...

Great shot

ozlady said...

I thought the gap between the woks looked like a Christmas tree!

Amrita said...

The center looks like a Christmas tree