Jose Luis Rodriguez  

Fish Market by Jose Luis Rodriguez

August 2019 - Fish Market

About the Image(s)

Near the boats last month I found this typical fish market by the sea, simple conversion to black and white in PS. ISO 100, 1/320 and f:11

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10 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

When I first saw this image, I wished I were there buying a fish or putting my foot in the water. I was intrigued by the man on the right.

However, as I look closer at the image, the image is confusing because of the bright highlights and so many things to look at.

Do you have any other image of this location?

  Posted: 08/12/2019 19:23:19
Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hello Judith
I havenīt other. This is an image those of: Stop the car, get off and shoot, I am in the middle of the road and that is not very sure, in this country
I liked the framing and the vision of the scale and the fish against the sea in the background   Posted: 08/18/2019 10:30:33
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Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I found your comment about stop the car, get out etc. interesting. Someone commented on an image I did that it looked like I had just taken an image of something that was in front of me. The images was of a baby alpaca feeding on her mother. For me, it was a tender moment, not a snapshot.

After that, I started asking the question - how can I take the image so it does not look like I just took something in front of me. The framing in this image is good, but as you said, I suspected it was a stop, take the picture image because your images are so well composed. That bucket in the foreground was a clue.

  Posted: 08/26/2019 19:00:22

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I looked at this image again. I like the way you use light, how the structure of the shop frames the image, your wide range of tones, highlights and shadow, and how the man sitting on the right side leads me to stop and look.

However, the bright sparkling water draws my attention and I want to walk right through the shop, ignore the fish and man, and head for the water.

Do you have the color version of this image.   Posted: 08/13/2019 11:09:45
Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I like the color image better. The blue and green are analogous colors and the blue and green convey mood (calm and relaxed), form, and function (story of the water and fishing) and invite me into and through the shop.

The tones in the blue chairs are similar to the water balancing each other. For me, the effect of light and shadow on the green leaves is better in the color version and convey the sense of shade and protection. The yellow hanging on the camera right wall adds a good complementary color tone that is totally missing in the color version.

  Posted: 08/26/2019 18:49:34

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Jose! Really like this shot: natural, relaxing and I can almost hear the water and smell the aroma of fish that we know hangs in the air at this spot. Tech: I would only lighten or "Dodge" the person sitting (but slightly and ever so gently) and also all the walls, door, chairs framing the scene. If you already did, maybe just a bit more.

The use of heavy post-production is Not a factor here, providing a natural and authentic reality. Well done composition. Question, was this a 85mm or higher lens? And was the scene cropped in post production or through the viewfinder. Thank you, Jose.   Posted: 08/15/2019 12:50:26
Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hi Lance
Thanks for commenting, if it is with a fixed 85mm, framed from the viewfinder   Posted: 08/18/2019 10:33:48
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Nice. :)   Posted: 08/21/2019 07:04:36

Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
The framing of the story here is very good, in my opinion. The scene does cover a lot of visual interest.

If you wish to simplify the visual scene, you might want to consider going with the direction of the light, and bringing the man more into focus, while putting the left side of the market into more shadow.
I tried to do that in PS, using an Exposure adjustment layer, a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer, dodging and burning.   Posted: 08/24/2019 21:12:47
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Jane Luo   Jane Luo
Jose, I love this shot! So authentic! This image let me feel like to rush into the water to have a good swim. :) I like your framing, the fish and scale feel like decoration. The connection between the ocean and the audience is so strong that makes me think maybe the title of the image could be altered to present that. :) Thanks for the sharing. Is it a high tide or everyday is as this? Where is the place?   Posted: 08/31/2019 14:27:29