APAD 061: Winter melons in Cambodia

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, food, Mellow Yellow Monday | 6 comments

Took this photo using my old Kodak Instamatic camera. When the negatives were printed, most of the prints have this yellow colouring on them. I wonder why.

Winter melons look like cucumber, only they are larger in size and paler in skin (peeling). Often used as a vegetable when unripe (used in soups) and eaten as a fruit when it’s already ripe and sweet. Winter melons are commonly grown in rural Cambodia, especially those near the river banks.

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  1. Yellow coloring gives nice effect on the image, I think.Winter melon looks like Japanese gourd. It is like a melon which is not sweet and is often made into pickles or cooked in soup.

  2. Nice photos-at first I thought it is mango .it should be delicious

  3. I've not seen cucumber shaped melons before, nor realised they can be used in soups.I'm glad I decided to follow your blog.Lucy

  4. I used to have an old Instamatic myself. after using digital for awhile now, it's refreshing to use film again, no? your photo offers a glimpse into your exotic world and I love it. have a beautiful day.

  5. I have never seen like this before, nice picture.

  6. I like the effect you got with the yellow coloration to the film. Such a wonderful capture.

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