Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Leafy Greens, In the City

I recently took a photographic journey at Cedar Cottage Community Garden at Hull and Victoria in East Van to see if I could capture any special urban agricultural moments in time.

The tomato photograph below is an entry that I have submitted to the Home Grown Photo Contest co-sponsored by Edible VancouverVancouver Farmers Markets, and Farm Folk/City Folk. The grand prize winner gets some pretty cool stuff and there are four runner-up prizes.

I'm no pro photographer, or even a budding amateur, but I have always been deeply in love with powerful, raw photography and I figure this would be good practice for me.

I have yet to enter a second and last photograph in the contest, but I still have some time. I hope to finally! go to Avalon Dairy in South Vancouver and see if I can capture any beautiful moments early in the morning on the farm that would be worthy. But for now here is Cedar Cottage Community Garden captured by my digital Nikon on a summer's day in Vancouver. Perhaps one of these photos will be my last entry in the contest.

Take a deep breath and enjoy the peace amongst concrete. Better yet, go there yourself and take it all in.