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At the Flower Market

At the Flower Market

I love going to Strandfield Flower Market. It's only a short drive from my house and I can be guaranteed that I will
find something beautiful to photograph after I've enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee on mismatched china and read the newspapers and magazines lying around. It's where I escape when I want some peace and quiet or need some inspiration on a dull
Not only does Glenda and her team sell the most beautiful cut flowers, they also sell pot plants, garden flowers, bric-a-brac and antique furniture, as well as fruit, vegetables, eggs and sweets There's a constantly changing array of curiosities and even the chairs and tables in the coffee shop seem to move around between visits.
For an amateur photographer like myself, it's like having the opportunity to take pics on the most wonderfully
dressed set, without having to go to the trouble of getting all the props myself.

Nikon D90
1/400s f/4.5 at 50.0mm iso500 full exif

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Sheila11-Oct-2009 12:39
A marvelous still life. Those flowers are glowing.
I would love to see the 2 blue vases behind the green ones.
Neal Nye11-Oct-2009 11:22
It's so difficult to find a quiet place to enjoy one's coffee. You've made this look like a real paradise!
Keith O'Brien11-Oct-2009 11:00
Lovely rich colours here, hats off to Glenda! V
Kevin Chester11-Oct-2009 10:22
A flower market in October, that gulf stream serves you folk well over in ireland :-) Nice little still life. The tables very impressive too.
LynnH11-Oct-2009 04:07
And you have created a wonderful scene here! Great color and composition, Mairead. V
globalgadabout11-Oct-2009 01:39
saturated with colours and forms...dripping with ambiance...Glenda's Flower Market seems a glorious treasure trove...a heart-warming tale too of your engagement there...V
Valene11-Oct-2009 00:00
Wonderful colors and composition. You are really fortunate to have something like this
close by. V
laine10-Oct-2009 22:53
The great thing is, take them home, enjoy them in pots then once died back, cut & plant in the garden..lift and separate each year if you get your monies worth here,'s gorgeous !!
Máire Uí Mhaicín10-Oct-2009 22:20
A place like that is a true gift, and your image shows that you cherish it.
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