Bill Foy  

 ehi, questo è il mio sushi  by Bill Foy

June 2020 - ehi, questo è il mio sushi

About the Image(s)

This image was made about a year and half ago in the Chinatown section of Milan, Italy (you need an occasional break from pasta!). I was standing in line at a sushi shop when the girl on the right made the mistake of showing her friend what she chose. In Lightroom, I cropped the image a bit and increased Shadows, Whites and Lights and decreased Highlights, Blacks and Darks. In Photoshop I removed an annoying background from the upper left corner. Fujifilm X-T20, Fujinon 27mm prime lens, f/8, 1/180, ISO-1600, Aperture Mode, AutoISO.

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9 comments posted

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
This is a really nice job of capturing what Henri Cartier-Bresson refers to as capturing the "decisive moment." To me, that's what 90% of street photography is about. But also one that is hard to identify and time perfectly, which you did here. The image is sharp and compositionally well done. It's another nice job.   Posted: 06/02/2020 09:36:55

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Great facial expressions make this image, and the bright white of the tray helps that initial impact by closing the triangle made by the two women and the food.

I would like to see the woman on the left in more detail on her face. With the bright yellow background, it feels like I've hit a wall when I reach her deeply shadowed face. It is a wonderful street image for sure!   Posted: 06/02/2020 13:21:51

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I think you timed this shot perfectly.

I think if you brightened the woman on the left just a tad, the story might be more complete.   Posted: 06/03/2020 20:29:51

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I agree with everyone, and here it is in monochrome, with a slight overall "lighten shadows," which takes care of the woman on the left, but still shows she has a darker complexion than her companion.   Posted: 06/04/2020 16:37:01
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Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Great image. I find the discussion on the woman on the left quite interesting. I never gave her complexion a thought as I just assumed that it was her natural skin tone.   Posted: 06/09/2020 06:06:51
Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I think that it was the deep shadow in her eyes that made me think that brightening up her face would help.   Posted: 06/10/2020 13:13:05

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I like the interaction between the two women, the sharing of street food. I enjoy the strong gesture and expression, a story of sharing. The little bit of street in the image indicates to me that the image was taken in Europe.

I like the tight cropping, it focuses on the action. I think that the colors, primarily in the orange-bluish complementary color set, works well in this image. Converting to B&W would loose some of the detail and interest in the food on the plate.

I would like to see a little more detail in the dark areas. I also think that by brightening and increasing contrast of the face of the woman on the left would make her stare more intense and help balance the light and darks in the image. I also think you could crop a little off the bottom to reduce the size of the bright area down there.

Over all a well done image with a story.   Posted: 06/09/2020 15:39:58
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Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Such a a great image. I can almost feel the surprise and annoyance of the girl whose sushi is being eaten. Brings a smile to my face seeing it. I like the crop, but agree that the girl on the left needs to be lightened up a bit. I like Victor's take on it.   Posted: 06/11/2020 13:55:07

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Just a couple of general comments -

First, thank you for your comments and suggestions on this image.
Second, with all that has gone on around the world in the last weeks, I am amazed that so many of you want to lighten the skin of the woman on left.
Last, I wonder if anyone reads the title and descriptions of our images. No one mentioned my non-English language title and some comments made me wonder if the description was read.
  Posted: 06/13/2020 17:10:47