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market report 06.11.11


I left for the market this morning with the intention of buying asparagus, rhubarb, and fish. You can see how well that plan worked out. A thunderstorm blew through around dawn and I guess a lot of farmers decided to stay home, including those with rhubarb and asparagus. It was pretty quiet at the market, which is how I ended up with all these leafy greens:  my favorite farmer kept tucking spinach and kale into my basket as we chatted. I have no idea what he charged me for and what he didn’t. Or what I’m going to do with all that spinach.

5 responses

  1. with what and how are you taking your photos? are you editing them with Adobe Photo Editer? they are really beautiful!

    June 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    • Thank you! I use a Canon Digital Rebel XT with the standard kit lens. Generally speaking, I arrange things on my dining room table (where there’s nice natural light) and then stand on a chair to shoot them from overhead. I do a little editing in Picnik to correct for underexposure and I usually warm the colors up a bit.

      June 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

  2. Well the photos are stunning! Great job! I’m starting to work on my own photography a bit because I want my own blog (http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com) to be as interesting, but I just have a regular old not fancy digital point and shoot, although I do use the tulip icon because I get better resolution that way and my close-ups are better defined. I’m always searching other blogs to get ideas, and now I find myself buying little things here and there to jazz up my photos, since I dont have a place to take pictures that really helps my food to stand out.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

    • Thank you! You can get nice results with just a point and shoot, but natural light is key. If your kitchen doesn’t have natural light, you can always stage your photos in another part of your house. I have to do that sometimes, especially in the winter.

      June 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

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