Portland Farmer’s Market

Portland Farmer’s Market, originally uploaded by tomkellyphoto.

Living in the Utah desert, we’re not accustomed to the breadth and scope of vegetables we found at the Portland Farmer’s Market in early June.

It was a rainy, dreary day as we walked through the stands on a mall at Portland State University. But amidst the gray, overcast haze that hung over the city, the vegetables spoke to us in vivid colors.

At first I made a few photographs just to record the scene. But I quickly found the vegetables to be engaging models, forming mysterious lines and radiating wonderful, full color.

These parsnips and carrots are just one of many photographs from the market, all handheld with a Nikon D-700 with a Nikkor 24-120 mm lens. (c) 2012 Tom Kelly Photo