Monday, 19 September 2011
I've tried for several years running to capture a flavour (ha!) of Saltaire Festival's Continental Market. It really is something. Probably 30 or so different stalls, a good half of which sell foods, both cooked ready to consume (paella, tartiflette, churros, noodles, crêpes, hot dogs, hog roast - you name it, it's there) and produce to take away (breads, chutneys, cheeses, sweet pastries, biscuits, olives, salami, nuts, coffee beans in amazing flavours, garlic). It's always lively and thronged with people and as you walk up between the stalls it smells delicious. It's all pretty expensive, I think - £1.50 for a fist-sized meringue? - but that doesn't seem to deter people.
Anyway, I always feel there's a photo to be had in the wide-angle view, with Salts Mill in the background.. so I take a few shots and bring them home and upload them. And there he is, a fat bloke with a beer-belly and a mouth full of burger, taking centre-stage... or there's a scowling mother with a child with a pacifier that isn't pacifying enough, or someone wearing a silly hat walked into the frame. So I haven't managed a 'good' shot in all the years I've tried. Never mind, there's always the garlic... isn't it pretty?