22 Jan At the markets
We had to go to the Police and Citizen’s Youth Club (PCYC) markets this morning to get some plants for our garden. After a dry start to the summer, the recent rains meant that anything we planted now would be off to a good start.
I really wanted to use my camera more this year so decided to take it with me. I was determined to come home with some photos.
As I walked around the markets, I noticed that I was looking at things more than I usually would. I think this was photographer’s eye kicking in. I found myself not looking for things to photograph but just looking. Seeing if a subject presented itself.
There are a number of grocery stalls at these markets. It is a great place to go to get good quality, value for money fruit and vegetables straight from the grower.
Passing one stall, a normally uninteresting tray of Broccoli seems to stand out. With the price sign surrounded by bunches, I thought it would make an interesting photograph.
Another grocery stall and I saw these carrots. They were leaning against the ball of twine and, with a chalkboard showing the price, I thought it would make another interesting photo. A quick snap, and voila. The lovely lady looking after the stall commented that she hadn’t seen anyone photograph the carrots before. People usually photographed some platted stalks. I thought the carrots looked more interesting.
I shot a few more photos. Some of people, some of things. The last photo here is a woman with a few boxes of Asian greens. As I walked towards her she was talking to some customers. I kept walking and when she was on her own, I took her photo. With just here, some boxes of greens, and the street art covered wall behind here, this one just seemed to stand out.
I had a great time at the markets with my camera. We came home with some plants for the garden and I came home with some photos. If you like taking photos then I suggest you do the same. Head off to the markets and try looking. Something worth photographing will present itself.