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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Pike Place Market

I keep trying to get a perfect shot of a fish monger throwing a fish at the “World Famous Pike Place Fish Market.”  It occurs to me that shooting from the other side, looking in rather than out, would work better.  It would isolate the fish against a less distracting, dark background.  I also need to use just a little faster shutter speed.  I worry that a viewer unfamiliar with the market and its fish-throwing practice wouldn't immediately recognize the object as a fish.  I’ll go back and try again—maybe next week.  (Click on the photos for a better view.)
      One of the grocers is clearly a man after my own heart.  I have never been able to eat Brussels sprouts.  They literally make me gag.  --EFP

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ed, I agree Pikes Market is a lot of fun. I love brussel sprouts. Sarge