Pots, Pans and a Ladel that GIVE

© Michelle Alton

Pots, Pans and a Ladel that GIVE

Uploaded: August 26, 2013 03:35:05


I photographed the 2nd Annual Cookout for current and past guests of the Red Cross House, a temporary recovery center for people in the Greater Philadelphia area who have been displaced from their homes by disaster (usually fire).
Families receive their own room with private bathroom, three meals a day, a case worker to help them plan their recovery, mental health and spiritual counseling, free access to computers and the internet, clothing, and much more. All services are free. The Philadelphia Red Cross House is the only such facility in the nation.
It was quite an experience to meet dozens of families that have benefited (or are current residents of) from the unique services offered at this facility.
These pans were photographed in the facility's kitchen where a huge amount of donated food was being prepared. It was all absolutely scrumptious!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 51.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Michelle Alton August 26, 2013

Hundreds and hundreds of ribs, chicken breasts, and accompanyments were prepared and served.
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Linda D. Lester level-classic August 26, 2013

Excellent BW tones! Love it! #10820880

Ken Smith level-classic August 26, 2013

Must have been a rewarding opportunity. Nice work on this...the black/white really give it a great mood. Super work, Michelle! #10820898

Tiia Vissak August 26, 2013

great tones, light, details & compo! fav! and ribs are very inviting, too... #10820957

Anita Hogue August 26, 2013

I love your perspective and b&w tones! #10820990

David Phalen August 26, 2013

Every city need a Red Cross House!!
Love the light and tones in this excellent B&W image!!

The ribs look pretty tasty, too.:) #10821069

Leslie McLain level-classic August 26, 2013

Sounds like a wonderful organization. Terrific capture, Michelle. #10821215

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2013

I love this image Michelle and love the story even more! Very touching and interesting!

jo ann c. #10821401

John Connolly August 26, 2013

It is wonderful to see someone cares Michelle! Thanks for sharing the images and story with us! #10821404

Carol L. Fowler August 26, 2013

Those ribs look good! Great pics and story #10821626

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 26, 2013

Great story and image, Michelle!


frank w. degenhardt August 27, 2013

The story itself was wonderful and uplifting. Added to that you have this beautiiful picture of these pots and pans that cook the meals. Love the black and white and enjoy the textures. Love the look my friend. #10821964

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 27, 2013

Wow, such an artistic use of textures and tones. Great image Michelle! #10821976

Jean Lechleiter September 30, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Michelle! #10856464

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 30, 2013

Beaitifully done, congratulations. #10856523

Neal D. Hatcher September 30, 2013

-----------"YEA-CONGRATULATIONS"-----------"GOOD LUCK"----
"NEXT ROUND" #10856769

John Connolly September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist award Michelle! #10856823

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 30, 2013

Congratulations on this great finalist Michelle!

jo ann c. #10857142

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 30, 2013

Who knew pots and pans could be so beautiful!

Congrats, Michelle, on your excellent finalist!

Hope we see this again!
Debby #10857267

Tammy Espino September 30, 2013

Congrats!! :) #10857338

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Congratulations, Michelle! #10857621

Phyllis A. Houghton September 30, 2013

Congrats on your finalist Michelle! #10857735

Tiia Vissak October 01, 2013

Congrats! #10858163

Kathryn Wesserling October 01, 2013

What a special image and a special story, Michelle! #10858338

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 01, 2013

Grand image and story, Michelle! Congratulations your finalist! #10858407

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 01, 2013

Congrats on another fine finalist, Michelle. #10858875

Nadia Paul October 02, 2013

Fantastic finalist Michelle - congrats! #10859661

Carol Eade level-addict October 02, 2013

Great shot, Michelle, and congratulations on your finalist. #10860566

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 03, 2013

Congratulations Michelle on a fantastic finalist !! #10861463

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe October 15, 2013

Excellent piece, Michelle.
Mazel #10872718

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