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Caroline has 50 hats. She loves these hand crafted raffia hats crocheted in Madagascar. © The colors are amazing.  Paul Goldfinger photo. 1/10/18. Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.

LENA HORNE   from the 1940’s Broadway show “St Louis Woman”  with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

"Free and easy, that's my style
Howdy-do me, watch me smile
Fare-thee-well me after a while
'Cause I gotta roam
And any place I hang my hat is home."



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Lakes Park Friday Farmers' Market. March 18, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Lakes Park Friday Farmers’ Market. Ft. Myers, Fla. 8:30 am.  March 18, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to see wassup.

—-Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger reporting from Fla.

The Farmers’ Market is supposed to open at 9 am, but many arrive a little early. We got there at 8:30, and few shoppers were there, but many of the displays were ready to go, and I like that morning light which was spectacular at 8:30 am.    One more hour and the place will be crowded, and I prefer to make photos when the light is right and when I can move in close without knocking any vegetarians over. Also the light changes as time goes by, becoming more harsh and contrasty.

Photography is difficult under these conditions because the light is not even: there are shady spots, bright sunny locations, and medium dappled light, and I can’t trust auto exposure for that, so I am constantly fiddling with my manual controls and taking light readings.  I know most of you don’t care about these details, but in this day and age of photography as a form of communication, you don’t want your images to be dark as midnight or as bright as the burning bush.

The photograph above is of a French bakery which is almost as good as a New York version. There is a lot of variety at this Market including fresh sea food just off the boat, soul food like lobster mac and cheese, “New York” bagels  (pretty pretty good,) and an Italian chef from Bolivia who brings a brick oven that burns wood to make marvelous individual pizzas to order. If you are taking them home, he bakes them half way and then sends them “to go” with handwritten instructions  as to how to finish the pizza to perfection in your oven directly on a rack. (450 degrees and 7 minutes.)

People watching is fun, and I rarely ask someone to pose.  It’s got to be candid.

Get organic watermelon green tea here, but the best part was her ensemble. 3/18/16 ©

Get organic watermelon green tea here.  It has medicinal powers.  But the best part was her ensemble. 3/18/16 ©  Click to enlarge. All photos by Paul Goldfinger at the Lakes Park Farmers Market ©  3/18/.16

 

3 for $5.00. Tis the season. 3/18/16 ©

3 for $5.00. Tis the season. 3/18/16 ©

 

Crepes. Some have fresh fruit, Nutella and whipped cream. ©

Sweet crepes. Some have fresh fruit, Nutella and whipped cream.  Great with coffee in the morning.  The chefs also have “savory” crepes with chicken, cheese, ham, veggies, herbs,  etc. ©  They line up for these treats.

 

The farmers pick their goods that morning. ©

The farmers pick their goods that morning. ©

AMY ADAMS  and JAMES MARSDEN.   “True Love’s Kiss”   from the movie Enchanted

Amy Adams. No, she is not at the market, but the song is fine, and she is beautiful. ©

Amy Adams. No, she is not at the market, but the song is fine, the dress has flowers, and she is beautiful. ©

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Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Lakes Park, Ft. Myers, Fla. January, 2015.  Click to enlarge.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

ELIZABETH COTTEN  “Jenny”

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