Garlic at the Salamanca Market © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Salamanca Market and Franklin Wharf, Hobart…

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…

Garlic at the Salamanca Market © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Vampires be gone..! © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

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.

Carrots at the Salamanca Market © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Beautiful produce at the Salamanca Market © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Radishes © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Radishes – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

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!

Louis Bernacchi and Joe sculpture, Hobart © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Sculpture of Louis Bernacchi and his Husky Joe on Franklin Wharf – see the next image for a full description of Louis’s exploits – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Louis Bernacchi and Joe sculpture, Hobart © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Wharf crane, Franklin Wharf, Hobart © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
This crane is no longer working as far as I can tell, but has been lovingly restored…Franklin Wharf, Hobart © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

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!

The Drunken Admiral, Hobart  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
The Drunken Admiral, Hobart  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Dinner with friends…and bibs! Taken with Melinda’s Canon 1100D and basic 18-55mm kit lens © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

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!

Café garden, Hobart © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Breakfast spot the next morning on Hunter Street © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

 

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2 thoughts on “Salamanca Market and Franklin Wharf, Hobart…

    1. Thanks Elisa, that’s very kind of you and means a lot to me! It’s good to see you back blogging again after your hiatus last year; your photography is lovely, and I particularly enjoyed your Atlanta aquarium and Paris images. All the best for the New Year!

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