Tubers! May 31, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Dinner with TCR, Politics and Society.
Tags: beets, Canon 24mm f3.5L TS-EII, carrots, Elliot, farmers' market, Northampton MA, radishes, roots, tilt-shift photography, tubers, Tuesday market
This past Tuesday afternoon I stopped in at the Tuesday Market, a farmers’ market downtown in the little Massachusetts city of Northampton. It’s in a cobbled courtyard behind Thorne’s Market, and it hosts a dozen farms/farmers proffering their produce and plants. I threw Elliot on the box and went to see what might be seen.
It was cool, very much like so many other farmers’ markets I’ve been to in these parts, but perhaps a bit more up-scale – not the vendors, as they’re all of the earth, but the shoppers. They were decidedly more urbane than most I’ve seen at these things, with clean-faced children named Dakota and Montana and Leaf. I spied a beautiful little three year old angel with green eyes and vibrant red curls sipping a fruit smoothee and asked her parents if I might photographer her. They proudly said “yes,” but Step Two was asking her, and she said “no.”
So you get tubers.
Beets, carrots, radishes red and white:
Sweet, organic and ripe with the love of the gardener.
Elliot liked the beets, and demanded that I take one more shot at a 6 degree swing:
…canted to 2 and 8 o’clock. I’m satisfied with the result.
Both of these shots are from Elliot, hand-held and unfiltered. I’m liking E as a candid lens, though I usually shoot him on a tripod, and frequently with hand-held filters.
This market delivered a surprise which I’ll probably post next!