amarillo

Amarillo by Garden Windows PhotographyI took this picture last year of our Amarillo carrots. I don’t know how other photographers go about their day (probably not the way I do), but when I have to take a picture — especially a veggie one for our markets — I have no clue whether it will turn out, because in all honesty, I don’t know what I’m doing. I know enough (not direct sunlight, etc) to be aware of the possibilities of achieving a good shot, but getting that shot is another matter entirely.

Having said all of that, I’m exceptionally pleased with how this photo shoot turned out. I love how bright the yellow shines against the dark background and how the natural, earthy tones dominate.

A note on Amarillo carrots: They are very sweet and they grow quickly. Because of this fast growing pace, they are perfect for that early carrot crop, but not so good later in the season. The longer they stay in the ground, the more they tend to split, crack and rot.

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2 thoughts on “amarillo

    1. Excellent! There’s a joke in my family that the veggie with the best picture is the one we tend to never grow again. It’s happened enough times that there is truth in the statement. Amarillo is one of those examples. Luckily, we are going to grow it again! — just as a special, early crop, instead of part of our long season varieties.

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