Wednesdays @ The Westside Market – Seafood Edition

One of the things that makes the West Side Market such a great place is the variety of foods found under one roof. From fruits and vegetables to all varieties of meat and seafood.

Not only are the varieties vast, but they are unique too. As an example, today we are checking out Wolf Fish. You read that right Wolf! I had never heard of this variety until the spots of the fish caught my eye when passing the counter. I didn’t make a purchase that day, but in the future I’m sure to test it out, and when I do I’ll be sure to share it here with you.

Wolf Fish
Wolf Fish was a recent selection at Classic Seafood at the West Side Market.


Wednesday @ West Side Market

This week’s entry shows the rejuvenation of this beautiful landmark. Week’s after fire devastated portions of the Market crowds of Clevelanders and suburbanites rallied behind this iconic place and came out to show their love.

If you’ve never been to Cleveland’s West Side Market and you live here, do yourself a favor and check it out. If you’re planning to visit, add it to your must see sights!

West Side Market Wednesday
Crowds gather at the West Side Market. Theresa’s seems to be the hot spot at the moment.

Beyond Layers – Catching Up

It seems I’m playing catch-up on a number of fronts, one being my Beyond Layers course work. A few weeks ago the subject was Storyboards and today I finally got around to making one. The title gives you location, but here is a little back-story.

The West Side Market is a landmark in Cleveland and this year marks its 100th  Anniversary. As one of the oldest outdoor public markets, the West Side Market is a staple to many Clevelanders and has been featured on many national cooking shows.

I decided to take some shots there this week thanks to Katrina Kennedy’s “365 +1 Prompt” – a daily email I receive to offer ideas for the 365 Project. You can check out her site here, for prompts. So this past week the theme was food, and while I don’t find my meals that photographically interesting and was lacking in that category I sought out fresh foods.

Enjoy, and as always if you see something you like or just want to acknowledge your visit, please leave a comment!

Mastering Manual Mode

For the last five weeks I’ve participated in “Mastering Manual Mode” a photography class presented by Big Picture Classes Online, and I’m really enjoying it! Today I finally downloaded the 522 pictures I have taken in the last couple of weeks, which is not all of the photos taken.

I recall someone saying you shouldn’t delete your bad photos, well I’m not totally sure about that, but I can say that some shots that are not the greatest, can have merits. A case in point is this photo of the tree in my backyard. I like this shot, but I can say it is not the shot I was looking for.

It is bit over processed, but I was able to learn a thing or two about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture from taking this shot.
This next shot is much better and also is the end result of several shots taken at the Westside Market.
Keep an eye out for more photo posts! Now off to do some knitting. Have a great week!