Alemany Farmers Market is, I find out, California’s first farmers market. A place to sell excess produce. What i like about it is it’s decidedly no frills approach. Come here, buy vegetables. Prices are reasonable. Other farmer markets appear rather indulgent. Vegetables are a mixture of latino and asian produce. And the food from the wood fired pizza to the tacos at El Huarache Loco are so damn good.

Did I mention I used the XT1 and Helios 44-2? The Helios 44-2, of swirly bokeh fame, is gorgeous. And your best chance of achieving it is by placing the subject in front of foliage. Foliage goes in the swirly blender with this lens.