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Marketplace (March 17–20, 2005)

Dean Karamehmedovic

Honolulu Fish Auction

Kat Kalamaras

Sun Terrace Nursery, San Francisco Flower Mart

San Francisco, California, USA

11:45 am 19 March 2005

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© 2005 Kat Kalamaras, All Rights Reserved.



The flower market began in the 1800's with local growers meeting at Lotta's fountain in downtown San Francisco to sell to the local flower shops. In 1924 the market moved to 5th and Howard Streets, then grew to such an extent that a new facility was needed. Brannan and 6th Streets is now the home of the San Francisco Flower Mart. The flower mart is an industry icon. It sells to retailers in the very early morning hours then opens up to the public at 10:00am. I arrived a little after 11:00 and was enchanted to find this great spot in front of an abundance of orchids. Thank you to Silver Terrace Nursery, more specifically, Robert from behind the counter, for permission to set up in your space and take a panorama of your wonderful flowers. More about my choice of subjects can be found at the "Behind the scene" link.


Hardware: Nikon D100, Nikkor 10.5mm Lens, Kaidan QuickPan III Spherical
Software: Kekus PanoTools Plug-ins, RealViz Stitcher, Photoshop CS, CubicConverter, QT Player Pro, VRPrep

Behind the scene

As the time drew near for this event I began to panic! Too many things going on at once, wedding plans, trying to buy a house in the Bay Area and then the need to find a Marketplace that suits my personality (also one that Don Bain wasn't doing since we seem to think alike for these events). I think it came to me about a week ago when discussing some plans for my wedding that the San Francisco flower market would be a perfect subject for the Equinox. As I thought about it more, visions of the begining credits in the film My Fair Lady swam in my head. Yes! the flower market, perfect! And if I don't think long and hard about this one Don Bain won't pick up on my thoughts. I believe it has worked, enjoy.

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