"Red Fish Grey Skies" - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Red Fish ...Grey Skies"

Open-air market in Bairro Peixoto, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A market provides a endless supply of subjects. The people, the colors, the fruit, and well .... the fish. The subdued light of a heavy overcast enhances the colorless background and makes the red in the fish standout from the drab surroundings. The stark composition of this photo is enhanced by a limited color palette.

The photo was taken with a Nikon F100 film camera using a 180 mmmm f 2.8 Nikkor lens. The film used for this image is FujiPress 800. The approximate exposure is f 5.6 @ 1/250th second.

This image was featured in my recent shows as a 13" x 19" / 33cm x 48cm digital print. Prints available for purchase.

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  1. Love fishy tales - living in #Lisbon with one of the major markets a stones throw away get spoiled for choice. The used to be other United Kingdom, that is Portugal & Brazil, the love of fresh fish has been a great export from the home country. With more fish on the menu that most other countries get to grips with sweet fish cooked on the bone, a little dexterous knife & fork deboning skills to make you perfect with the filleting on the table will stand you in good stead to enjoy these fabulous swimmers of the sea. If you want to make your swim again just grab a good bottle of Portuguese wine.

  2. I love your work and Brasil has so many beauties and stories you can tell!!!


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