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Ready, shoot, aim

December 15, 2009

This is one of my favorite pictures from the market this past weekend.

Hollywood Market 12-13-09

Didn’t aim or compose. Held the camera at my hip and shot three images at random, unchecked angles. Liked it so much, I ended up using it in the new banner up top. It’s a reminder that my eyes rarely require exact composition or angles to capture beauty.  Apparently neither does my auto-focus.

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Carrots, by the way, are hitting their true season right now.  Yes, yes.  We can get them at the markets year round here.  But have you ever noticed how sometimes those summer carrots are a little less sweet?  Cold weather, specifically frosts, help the carrots, and other root veggies, transform their starches into sugars, giving them a really lovely sweetness and shaving off that edge of bitterness summertime carrots sometimes have.  Come January, the varieties explode, too.  You’ll see fat ones and short ones and little tiny round ones.  They’re everywhere and in seemingly every color.  Your soups, stocks, and salad will sing, I swear.  Seriously.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. sinosoul permalink
    December 15, 2009 9:07 AM

    so ODD the cam chose to focus on THAT carrot. haha!

    • feliciaelena permalink
      December 15, 2009 12:19 PM

      Kismet. Destiny. Fate. Random happenstance. 🙂 Just happy I caught it.


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