No, this is not a SoFoBoMo image 🙂
We were in Hermagor today. Hermagor, a small town in Carinthia’s south-western valley Gailtal, is the heart of Carinthis’s bacon production, and every year there is a Bacon Festival. We ate Frigga, the traditional lumberjack meal made of bacon, cheese, onions and potatoes, served with polenta or bread.
I made only a few images, well knowing that I wouldn’t have the time to process them anyway. Still, when I saw this seller of knife sharpeners, I could not resist. He sold a sharpener, I got an image 🙂
This is one of those images that are very easy to process in B&W and without extensive background treatment hard to do in color. I had the Nikon 24/2.8 mounted, thus no chance to work with shallow DOF, and of course it is also impossible to get a clean background with all the crowds around. The dress of the woman was brightly red and as distracting as it gets, but the B&W conversion together with some blur nicely took care of that.
The other image is of the parish church in Hermagor. I made some more from the inside, but nothing really convincing.
The Song of the Day is “Selling That Stuff” by McKinney’s Cotton Pickers. I have it on disc 13 of “The Ultimate Jazz Archive”, the 168 CD treasure box that I bought for 99€. You can still buy it for around that price in Europe, while in the US it sells from $220. Still a nice price for that number of CDs 🙂
The other possibility is a CD called “McKinney’s Cotton Pickers 1928/1930”, selling from $20 used and $73 new. Ouch! Deezer has that album for you to hear.
Finally you can download this song (and supposedly many others) for free from the audio archive of the Internet Archive. You can hear it there as well.