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Rufus Mangrove

the pretzels always looks good and fresh until you bite into them and they taste like cardboard and then you curse yourself for spending three bucks for them because now you’re thirsty and even more unsatisfied than when you convinced yourself you really needed a pretzel and that the last pretzel you had was bad but that was just probably a fluke.


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  1. September 10, 2010

    You’re such a talented photographer! Congrats on being freshly pressed :)

  2. September 10, 2010

    great photo

    • nez #
      September 11, 2010

      i agree

  3. September 10, 2010

    Love your photos in B/W. But I especially like the way you title them. It really adds to the whole experience of viewing them. Each one is it’s own little story that you give a snippet of and, yet, tells so much. Very nice job!

    • Lauren Elizabeth Richards #
      September 11, 2010

      Agreed 100%!! :)

  4. Sunflowerdiva #
    September 10, 2010

    Great photo! And I totally understand that feeling of wanting a pretzel and then it tastes that blaaaah. :)

  5. September 10, 2010

    Love this!

    I agree, pretzels are very, very deceiving creatures.

  6. September 10, 2010

    The last pretzel I had was a wonderful, warm, buttery delight of which I still dream. The only place to get it is at a local mall. I avoid malls so it has been a long time. Maybe I need to make a special trip just for that buttery bit of heaven. Now you have me craving pretzels.

  7. September 10, 2010

    Lots and lots of cheese … Nice photo!

  8. September 10, 2010

    Love the angle and the caption. Nice work!

  9. September 10, 2010

    Hahaha so true! Although I’m in Philly…where there are fresh pretzels EVERYwhere. LOVE this photo…great work!

  10. September 10, 2010

    Great photo. When I was growing up in Philly, we had the BEST soft pretzels on the planet. Now, you can’t even get a good one there.

  11. September 10, 2010

    Amazing photo: I love it when people take pics that aren’t try-hard. And pretzels are strange, like you said. We all know they don’t taste very good but we all buy them now and then anyway. Weird.
    Great blog :)

  12. September 10, 2010

    like the B & W photo

    keep it up ^^,

  13. September 10, 2010

    I don’t know for pretzels from street vendors, but I love me a pretzel from the pretzel-maker in the mall!


  14. David & Antonia #
    September 10, 2010

    I have some great pictures. If you would like to post, it could raise awareness of a “real” family. Just one family.

  15. sylviangirl #
    September 10, 2010

    Gorgeous photo! And I dont think i’ve ever had a pretzel, and maybe now I wont – doesn’t sound like im missing out on much!

  16. September 10, 2010

    It has been several months ago, that my wife and I, and several friends made a pleasure trip to New York City for four days. I was born and raised in the city. It had been a long time since my return.

    It was a wonderful experience, far removed from my memories as a child dealing with fear, gangs and zip guns to protect one’s self in going to school. The people were wonderful to me and my group in every way. The trip changed me forever.

  17. September 10, 2010

    super lovely photo! :)

  18. September 10, 2010

    Feeling like I was there on the sidewalk. Great photo.

  19. Edi #
    September 10, 2010

    Great photo! Great photographer!

  20. September 10, 2010

    pretzels are terrible. But this photo is beautiful and I agree with rtcrita: the captions on all your work make it larger than the sum of its parts.

  21. September 10, 2010

    Great photo.

    Oh, and why is it that the pretzels on the street ALWAYS taste like hotdog?

  22. September 10, 2010

    cool goes great with your background :) Congrats on Freshly Pressed

  23. September 10, 2010

    so true.. I don’t know how many times I cursed myself, and the rest of the world because of this.
    then i sing the The Cramps song ” Don’t eat stuff fron the sidewalk” , and feel a bit better .
    the photo is the best.

  24. September 10, 2010

    I like this; the open space, the woman purposely looking away, the hopeful look of the vendor. It all works and makes one interested.

  25. Modern Funk #
    September 10, 2010

    Best to just lick the salt off and throw away the dough wad. ;)

  26. September 10, 2010

    don’t forget that you ate the calories of that gross carboard pretzel!

  27. September 10, 2010

    yup yup yup

  28. affiliateex #
    September 10, 2010

    this is cute

  29. September 10, 2010

    The photo was nice. The B/W added an effect on the beauty of it. Keep it up! :)

  30. tipsforyourwealth #
    September 10, 2010

    You should come to Canada and try the Beaver Tails! They are great. That is an amazing photo.

  31. September 11, 2010

    oh but i love the tiny crispy pretzels that come in boxes… and your photo just captures the black and white of pretzels, uncertainty and snobbery. =)

  32. September 11, 2010

    Yes, giant pretzels are kind of dry. But when I’m hungry, they’re really good after I’ve eaten the last bite.

  33. September 11, 2010

    a very captivating photo,i like how it pulls everything in but makes it seperate.

  34. September 11, 2010

    Yes, like so much junk food. We get tempted then regret it after. It’s like the thought is always so much better thatn the thing.

  35. September 11, 2010

    Great Photo i love it!

  36. Zain Hasan #
    September 11, 2010

    Congrats, you are Freshly pressed! Nice photo

  37. sayitinasong #
    September 11, 2010

    New York City- the greatest city in the world…as for pretzels.. never gotten the point of them really… dry tasteless bread twisted into a knot… why? lol…

  38. September 11, 2010

    Pretzels? What pretzels? Oh, those next to that hot chick. Sorry, I was focusing on the real reason you took the photo.

  39. September 11, 2010

    Coolness personified and photographed. Very nice.

  40. eastbird #
    September 11, 2010

    Wonderful !
    that’s all i can say

  41. September 11, 2010

    I’m not a huge fan of pretzels, they always come too salty and then I have to scrap off the salt and they aren’t that fresh and then I’m disappointed I spent the money. But, I love your photo, very cool!

  42. September 11, 2010

    no! prezel are great! well, at least here in germany.

  43. Summer #
    September 11, 2010

    love the pic!!
    congrats on being freshly pressed!!


  44. September 11, 2010

    nice capture and awesome website! ;-“) who doesn’t love pretzels?

  45. artiztikvizion #
    September 11, 2010

    Wonderful shot!!! The black and white makes everything POP!

  46. September 11, 2010

    Good Job on the photo’s. You really have a knack for photography , which I think is something you should pursue as a past time and hobby.

  47. September 11, 2010

    Jalapeno pretzels…mmmmm…

  48. September 11, 2010

    nice !

  49. sainteterre #
    September 11, 2010

    Quality photos. The perspective you offer is fresh and dynamic, really enjoyed your work.


  50. September 11, 2010

    MMM…pretzels. I could chew on some of that card board right now! especially with cheese!
    Crap! diet forgot! RATS!…

  51. Lauren Elizabeth Richards #
    September 11, 2010

    You’re a wonderful photographer!! I’m definitely subscribing! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! :)

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  53. sight seen #
    September 11, 2010

    Check out these gorgeous pictures. You’ll love them if you like the ones on this page.

    Spread the word!

  54. September 11, 2010

    You definately have an artist’s eye.

  55. September 12, 2010

    Nice B/W pic of NY.

  56. oghex #
    September 12, 2010

    Great post..great picture

  57. September 12, 2010

    I’m not Regis.

  58. thebrokenwindow #
    September 12, 2010

    I so admire black and white photography — nice shot!

  59. September 12, 2010

    Great photo. The pretzels at my local mall are delicious.

  60. September 12, 2010

    love the photo! love your glasses! and love pretzels! :)

  61. September 12, 2010

    Wow, your street photography is really good. (:

  62. JO #
    September 12, 2010


  63. September 12, 2010

    nice photo…!

  64. joshua #
    September 12, 2010

    great photo.

  65. September 12, 2010

    I love pretzels, but I hardly ever eat them. The honey-mustard ones are DE-lish! Yum.

    When we were in Berlin, we were SURPRISED!!! to see the GIGANTIC variety sold here and there, everywhere! Wow! Segy and I could almost taste them from afar, but we were late boarding the subway, so we missed out on buying some. Still, I’ve always wondered how they tasted.

    And then came the day… many years later… when I made some pretzels for my church CCE kids during Lent. Wow. They turned out gr-r-reat!

    So, yeah. See what your post concocted in my pea brain?!!

  66. enzo manrique #
    September 12, 2010

  67. September 13, 2010

    Nice street capture.

  68. cosgr #
    September 13, 2010

    Great picture!

  69. deadwednesdays #
    September 13, 2010

    Very good photographer! :o I like photography, wish I was as good as you. =]

    • Rufus Mangrove #
      September 14, 2010

      thanks for your comment dude. i’m just having fun here taking shots. this was a happy accident i think of being in the right place at the right time!

  70. September 13, 2010

    Nice photo.. and.. i agree with you on that pretzel thing. I’m like that with pizza from trucks or sidewalk stores. :/

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