I was at Granville Island on Sunday morning for a walk and a coffee and thought I would spend some time in the Public Market and take some photos. The Granville Island Public Market is one of my favorite places. When I’m getting ready to prepare a nice meal it’s a fun place to gather all of the groceries, produce and ingedients at the varied stands and shops. The market understanably hasn’t fully recovered from the pandemic. There are fewer stalls, appropriately spaced out which of course is a good thing but it has also changed the energy of the place considerably. I’m glad it’s still open and hopefully the vendors are getting enough customers to support their businesses but it I couldn’t help but feel disapointed at the change. I was missing the pre-covid market buzz as I was walking around making some photos.

I’m also disapointed by the resulting photos, I guess it’s been a while since I shot indoors in low light becuase I totally missed the settings for sharp photos in that low light environment. There’s some motion blur and I chose the wrong lens. I was using a wider lens than I typically would which resulted in too much environment in many of the shots some of which required some considerable cropping. The way the 16mm Fuji f2.8 renders seems a little flat and lifeless to me in low light. So with all of those disclaimers here are the photos that I don’t hate from the morning. I told myself when I started this site that one of it’s purposes was as a photo notebook and not just a showcase so I’m going to try to post and write a bit about work that I think misses the mark.

Update 2021-08-19: It’s funny what the space of even a few days can do. I’m liking these photos more than the day I shot them!

Fujifilm X-T2 & Fujinon XF 16mm f2.8 WR lens

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