Jill Edwards  

Fresh Tuna For Sale by Jill Edwards

June 2020 - Fresh Tuna For Sale

June 2020 - Jill Edwards


About the Image(s)

At a rural market in Sri Lanka, people were lovely and friendly. I took it in color but I think the B&W image is stronger. Taken with Fuji XT-20, quite low light in the market iso 1600, 18mm, f7.1 ,1/60 sec.

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4 comments posted

Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Sri Lanka is a lovely place. Your image captures some of the vibrant life. This is a nice environmental portrait, placing the tuna seller in context, and in particular the happy smiles of the seller and the guy to the left. It's probably a question of personal taste, but I prefer a slightly more punchy conversion. I had a play in PS and also toned down the yellows to darken the shirt on the guy bending to the left on the mid-left, so he blends in more with the tones in the background and so distracts less from the smiley man in front of him. What do you think?   Posted: 06/10/2020 19:40:18
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Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Yes I agree, I had actually increased the contrast making a bit more punchy after I had submitted it. I like your modifications.   Posted: 06/13/2020 23:48:09

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I love the black and white as I see it capturing the moment. I like the composition and the story value as well.   Posted: 06/10/2020 21:32:47
Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Thank you I really am loving B&W in these sort of images I think it is much more powerful.   Posted: 06/13/2020 23:49:43