I am including two sequences in this blog, the first being in the fish market area of the Mercat de l'Oliver in Palma and the second being a rather rambling outdoor street market in Llucmayor.
Overall I feel pleased with the sequence in the fish market - I found this type of photography really quite stimulating and challenging and I found myself more into "telling a story" rather than concentrating on the task in hand. The lighting was harsh, but I have left that alone as it is part of the atmosphere of the market. The camera certaily performed well, shooting at ISO 1600. By the time I published these Lightroom 3 Beta 2 was released with absolutely stunning luminance noise removal which I played with on this sequence of photos.
This was rather interesting - the market trader and his customer were totally engrossed in the sale / purchase, so I was able to do an entire 360 around them. The close-ups were in the middle of the sequence, but I also felt it was important to have them "placed" in the overall environment, hence the wider shots.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The sequnces included were two of many - some successful, some not so. It is certaily something I shall be doing much more of.