52:500c – Week 22 – A Farmer’s Life

One thing that I’ve noticed about all my past fifty-two projects is that my own hometown is usually the most ignored. Because well it’s home, I’ve taken hundreds of photos in town so the subject is a little dull for me. But there is one thing that I do like and that’s street photography. So having some time before helping out Heather move into her new condo I took the Hasselblad into Milton’s Farmers Market and got to work. The nice early morning light helped out a lot and ignoring the meter I shot with just Sunny-16.



While most people just ignored me, or asked who I was with there were a couple of vendors who actually engaged me. I’m talking specifically about the folks from Trotters Butcher Shop and Charcterie out of Guelph. The gentleman was very interested in my Hasselblad and how I still processed film. Also their meat products were pretty tempted and tasty. I plan on going back to get some provisions for some future reenactments.



That is one thing I like about my hometown is that despite growing into a much larger community we still maintain our historic downtown, an actual downtown that gets used for a farmer’s market where the local farms can sell their wares and we can support our local community. But also one dotted with three historic and one modern church, there’s shops and street festivals. Despite being big, Milton still is a small town. And while for a while I wanted to get out, now I just want to stay.




Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Rollei RPX 100 @ ASA-100
Blazinal (1+50) 17:00 @ 20C
Meter: Sunny-16
Scanner: Epson V700
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015)

3 thoughts on “52:500c – Week 22 – A Farmer’s Life

  1. This reminds me to take the Holga to the Farmers market with me. So many good ideas and reminders on this project. I’ve been mostly stuck at home due to unpredictable weather. So Now I’ll be reaching out and going in the opposite direction…….some travel and more mountains.


    • That’s what’s great about this site is that we all encourage each other by simply posting! Can’t wait to see what you do with your Holga and of course on your travels! Feel better soon!


  2. This post reminds me that I also struggle with the ‘boringness” of photographing my home area while forgetting that it is interesting to others. Also the Farmers Market is a great idea which I may try next week, as we have a pretty busy local one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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