Thursday, August 15, 2013


Last Saturday morning while in Utah, we visited Salt Lake City's farmers market.  I probably should have been taking photos of the broader scene, but, typically for me, I was more interested in detail, particularly of the various foodstuffs that were available for purchase.  Here are a few of those shots.

All of these shots were hand-held, of course, but it was a bright day and I didn't have any problem with shutter speed.  Raw veggies weren't the only produce for sale.  There were also processed foods, such as salsas and macaroons.

The macaroon shot is pretty heavily cropped.

I liked the following shot of loaves of bread for the fact that the the loaf in the foreground is in good focus while the background is blurred out.  However, the problem is that I shouldn't have had the loaves fill the image.  It would have been better to include some of the surroundings to create better context for the shot.

I also liked a shot of some peppers, particularly because of the one that was off-color, so to speak.

My favorite food shot, though, was of some squash.  This time having the vegetables fill the image worked well, I thought.

My other subjects were people.

In all of these cases I remembered to open up the lens aperture (f/4) to blur out the background and focus interest on the subjects of the shots.



  1. Hello,

    I am currently an intern at the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office. We are working to update our site with photos of local events (such as the farmers market) that take place in the valley. Part of this project includes reaching out to different photographers to gain permission to use their photos. Is this something you would be interested in? Please respond as soon as you can.

    Josie (I replaced Greg)

  2. Hi, Josie,
    Yes, I would be interested, but I do have a couple of questions. Could we discuss off-line? Either you could respond with an email address or phone number or I could do the same. Once we are in touch off-line, I would delete the comment containing the contact info. Then we could discuss further. I do have a few other shots from the Farmer's Market.