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Peri-Peri Mason (Not Played By Raymond Burr)  by David McMahon

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Maybe I should have titled this shot Can You Hear The Drums For Nando’s. Not only is the Portuguese fast-food chain famous for its hot peri-peri sauce, the company’s delivery trucks are easily identifiable by their bright, eye-catching paintwork.

In November last year, I was walking through Freshwater Place here in Melbourne when I saw this truck parked in a delivery zone. I couldn’t resist the urge to walk up to the front of the Isuzu and take this shot of the chrome manufacturer’s logo and the contrasting typography of the Nando’s slogan.

(Cultural note: While Nando’s chicken is well-known in the UK and here in Australia, it has not yet hit the shores of the United States. Be prepared. Be very prepared!)

I do not crop or post-edit my work. Shot in November 2008, using a Pentax K100D. F 6.7, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, and focal length of 120 mm.

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  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    I’ll definitely keep an eye out for Nando’s here in Minnesota :-) Great shot!

  • Thanks, Helene. I read recently that Nando’s was coming to the US, but I don’t think it was Minnesota!

    – David McMahon

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    lol!! I could say you’re showing your age, but then I’d have to admit I know who you’re talking about!!

  • Big grin on my face, EarthGipsy. I can honestly say I never saw Raymond Burr as Perry Mason!

    – David McMahon

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    I did!

  • I’ll have to look for it on YouTube or in the classic DVD section!

    – David McMahon

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    Ha, too bad, but I’m not surprised. Greater Minnesota is not known for interesting or spicy food :-)

  • It will be – when Nando’s gets there!

    – David McMahon

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    Hahaha – I hope so!!!

  • Peri-peri sauce is pretty darn good!

    – David McMahon

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    Can you compare the sauce to anything? Is it like barbecue? Curry? Szechuan?

  • HI Helene – probably a mixture of all three, with a little dynamite thrown in!

    – David McMahon

  • The Scouts
    The Scoutsabout 5 years ago

    Neat shot, I wonder how many even remember Raymond Burr LOL! Good color and detail.

  • Even I never saw him play Perry Mason! Glad you liked the shot. I was lucky that it was mid-afternoon in summer, so the light was great.

    – David McMahon

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    Wow, I want some of that sauce!! :-) Sounds like an excellent combination!

  • Keep a jug of cold water handy! Seriously though, it’s delicious.

    – David McMahon

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonabout 5 years ago

    Haha! Actually, though, I’ve heard that bread works to dampen down the heat better than water, and it’s worked for me :-)

  • Hi Helene, bread would work well, as would rice!

    – David McMahon

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenabout 5 years ago

    Nando’s has the most brilliant advertising campaign, here in South Africa there wit is everywhere (walls, vehicles, posters) and putting smiles on everybodies faces! im not surprised you couldn’t resist the pic! :)

  • Hi Fiona, their radio advertising is very clever here in Australia – and their delivery vehicles can be seen from miles away! Nice to hear your perspective.

    – David McMahon

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