Rita Johnston  

Let's Order by Rita Johnston

July 2024 - Let's Order

About the Image(s)

In April I was at a restaurant while on a short vacation trip. A family was seated not too far away from us, including this grandpa and his grandchild. As the child sat in his lap, I took this photo with my iphone 13 pro max. While I took several shots, this one of the child looking at the menu - and ready to order - I thought was the most precious. Data on it: exposure 1/40, F2.8, no flash. In processing it I had to increase the size to start, adjusted colors with ACR, cropped it down to just the two of them, and finally put a vintage filter on it. All comments appreciated, and particularly interested if it would be a good candidate in the “People" category of contests? And does it have enough story?

3 comments posted

Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
Rita, this is a stunning "Norman Rockwell" style image. It does have a beautiful story, and if it were mine, I would certainly enter it into the people category of contests. Great job!   Posted: 07/06/2024 11:09:58

Denise McKay   Denise McKay
Rita - this tells a story very clearly. It's a wonderfully sweet image and with your processing the first thing I thought (like Georgianne) was "Norman Rockwell". I haven't entered any PSA contests, but I don't know why this wouldn't fit the bill in the people category.

Well done!   Posted: 07/06/2024 15:30:40

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
I can just see "Norman Rockwell" in the corner. Neither subject is aware of the camera. Grandpa is only aware of the child, and she is pretending to be a grown-up by reading the menu. There is a lot of story here. It should be perfect a "People" category - might even be a winner.   Posted: 07/12/2024 14:05:01


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