A few more images from the Salamanca market and wharf area of Hobart, captured on a fairly dull and overcast Saturday morning in December 2014…
Markets offer such wonderful photographic opportunities, with such colour and textures on display. Certainly these images are just snaps, but the vegetable stalls reminded me of the fantastic produce we saw at the French markets on our last trip back to Europe in 2013.
Wandering back from the market towards our Hotel on Hunter Street we came across the sculpture of Louis Bernacchi and his Husky Joe; I photographed the plaque as a lazy way to best offer a history of the man and his exploits!
For our long weekend we stayed at the Zero Davey Boutique Apartments on Davey / Hunter Street; the apartment itself was clean, centrally located and reasonably priced; I would certainly stay there again. It is also located next door to a pretty good seafood restaurant called the Drunken Admiral, and by chance our friends Amy and Travis, together with their lovely daughter Ivy, also happened to be in Hobart on this particular weekend and so we all caught up for a good fish dinner!
More often than not we refrain from taking all the camera gear with us when we head out for dinner on holiday, instead we slip Melinda’s very lightweight Canon 1100D into her bag and use this for our food and restaurant images. The camera features a 12.2 Mp APS-C sensor, and is quite capable of taking great images, particularly if fitted with a decent L series lens. Most of the time we simply use the standard 18-55mm kit lens, which while certainly not up to professional standards is fine for our particular usage. On occasion I have used the 1100D with my extremely heavy and expensive 85mm f1.2 L, which is considerably heavier than the camera body, but which gives outstanding quality images, albeit with an unbalanced camera and lens combination!