Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Archive for January 10, 2010


I love street markets.  Whenever I am in a new town and there is a market I try to visit it and take in the variety and activity that is part of what the culture of the place is about.  There is lots of colour especially in the fruit and vegetable stalls.  If I can include the price signs, I usually will.

These capsicums caught my attention at today’s Takapuna Sunday Market. I liked the fact that there were three colours on display and the early morning light warmed them up.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/100 sec, F 5.6, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200mm lens at 100 mm



Red Robot – Takapuna Market

Every week the Takapuna Sunday Market is held in the central car park. Vendors come from all over the Auckland region to sell a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, fish, flowers, clothing, arts and crafts, and bric-à-brac.  So are shoppers looking for a bargain, or just to soak up the festive atmosphere.  While wandering around the stalls it is likely that you will bump into friends and neighbours browsing for an interesting item. There is something on offer for everyone, from fishing rods to frilly nighties.

This morning I found this red and blue robot on a secondhand table next to a used violin and a wicker wine rack.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/250 sec, F 5.6, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200 mm lens at 18 mm