Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013, Day 19 - Trimming the fat

One morning during our return trip to Phnom Penh Francene, Araceli, and I went to the Boeng Keng Kang Market.  The two of them went off in search of a tradition Khmer breakfast, something distinctly non-vegetarian friendly so I wandered.  I bought some jack fruit, a few mangosteens, and some bananas before heading deeper into the market.  Then I spotted the gentleman pictured below with pig skin on his cutting board.  He would deftly change the angle of his cleaver to cut away the fat leaving large whole pieces of skin.  I was amazed how quickly he worked and how precisely he maneuvered that large blade but in his hands it look almost effortless.

Canon 1D X, Canon 50/f1.2L
50mm, f2, 1/160 sec @ 500 ISO

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