Potato Stall, Farm Gate Market by Brett Rogers
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Hobart’s Tasmania Farm Gate Market is a wonderful source of fresh local produce. There are few more enjoyable ways to source your fresh fruit and vegetables than a Sunday morning outing to the market. It’s small enough to be friendly and large enough to have most things you might seek.

Chris the potato seller has my favourite stall. Instead of plastic tubs, the produce, freshly harvested potatoes, garlic, onions, carrots, parsnips, and much more, is displayed in old-fashioned wicker baskets lined with newspaper. The stall is backed by coloured cloths, and he even wears an old-style flat cap and period apron. If there was an award for the best-presented stall at the market, he’d be a shoo-in.

This image was captured in early summer 2011/2012 during one of our regular Sunday morning visits. It was taken with my 1955 Rolleiflex 2.8C twin lens reflex. My example is fitted with Schneider’s 80 millimetre f/2.8 Xenotar taking lens, a wonderfully sharp piece of glass. The scene was recorded on Fujicolor Reala 100 colour negative film.

The abundant detail in this medium format image is best previewed in the LARGE size.
COPYRIGHT 2012 BRETT ROGERS
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Tasmanian Brett Rogers captures landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographs in and around his home town of Hobart. He also provides quality black and white film processing services and tuition in traditional film photography.

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Comments

  • mrjoshua
    mrjoshuaover 3 years ago

    Fresh produce is always best. Great capture of a part of life we all know.

  • Thank you! I agree, it’s always great to buy good food straight from the grower.
    Regards,
    -Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • James2001
    James2001over 3 years ago

    Brett, Beautiful colors you captured with the Rolleiflex. Nice selective focus too. James

  • Thanks James, this was my first roll of colour through the 2.8C I think. I’m told he starts setting up around 3.00AM, he does a great job, doesn’t he.
    Regards
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Geoff Dodd
    Geoff Doddover 3 years ago

    Great colours, Brett. Love the composition. Farmer’s markets are probably my single (only) favourite shopping experience.

  • Thanks, Geoff! Markets are so much nicer than a supermarket aren’t they? And so much more photogenic…
    Happy New Year
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 3 years ago

  • Wow, what a wonderful way to start the New Year. Thank you Mark, I’m delighted!
    Happy New Year
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the New Fuji Fine group !!!
    best wishes for a joyful and peaceful year 2012 !
    francis.

  • Thank you! That’s a lovely comment to make. And thanks for the good wishes—right back at you!
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01about 3 years ago

    Sweeet!

  • Thanks mate! I finally worked out you can load colour film into a Rollei…
    Cheers
    Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01about 3 years ago

  • Thanks mate I’m so pleased about the feature!
    Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

  • Dear Graham,
    thank you so much for featuring this image of mine in your vibrant group, I’m honoured mate!
    Best,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01over 2 years ago

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