Old Truck with Leeks
One of my favorite images featuring an English cooking staple
Leeks are a popular veggie in England where I grew up. In fact, I worked at a greengrocer as a boy and spent many hours harvesting leeks so I am on a first name basis with this delicious member of the onion family.
Given the inherently funny nature of the vegetable’s name, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to put the leeks in a toy truck to get Old Truck with Leeks. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding the spilled liquid (the leak!) to complete the visual wordplay.
- I love this background - the dramatic shadows amplify the composition and provide such visual interest. (Just look at those fuzzy shadows of the roots.) On some images, I spend a majority of the setup time tweaking the lighting to get the right mix of focus and drama; in Old Truck with Leeks, I feel that I hit it just right.
I find that many Americans are unfamiliar with leeks and think this is an image featuring scallions, another member of the onion family to which leeks belong. The flipside to this image is Just Fell Off the Turnip Truck, which features an all-American phrase that we Brits don’t know.
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