This Picture Proves Even Onions Can Be Beautiful

by | May 2019

Farmer's Market, Woodbury, Around Town, Nadine Schultz, Photography, Food

Photo: Nadine Schultz

An everyday scene is made beautiful in the right light.

Each month, we feature one of the photos from our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest. This month, we asked photographer Nadine Schultz to tell us about “Farmers Market,” which took first place in our Activities & Events category.

Where did you take the photo?
I took the picture at the Woodbury farmers market last July.

What kind of camera did you use?
I always use my Canon EOS Rebel T1i with the basic 18-55 lens.

What’s your favorite thing about the image?
I was struck by the colors of the purple onions, especially with the contrasting white onions in the background. The way the sun was reflecting on the onions made their beauty stand out. An onion isn’t usually something that catches one’s eye as being beautiful, but this picture proves that even something that is perceived as ugly or plain can be stunning!

What’s your photography background?
I started taking pictures when my son was born in 2009. I got my DSL when he was 1, so that I could capture more images in greater detail. I have since just continued to mostly take pictures of my kids, but love finding beauty in nature where most [people] might not be expecting it. There is a lot of trial and error, and for every one good picture there are about a hundred not so good ones. I keep practicing and playing around with my camera, and mostly just have fun.


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