Preparing the Hamachi

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 201212 Comments

Hamachi (Yellowtail) being sliced for sushi for the New Years Day celebration.

Slicing Yellowtail for New Years

Hamachi (Yellowtail) slices being prepared for New Years.

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Once sliced, the Hamachi waits to be made into Sushi.

Yellowtail Prepared for New Years

Sliced Hamachi (Yellowtail) ready to be made into Sushi.

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In the center Sushi platter, the white fish is Hamachi (Yellowtail), the orange-salmon color fish is Sake (Salmon) and the red fish is Maguro (Tuna).

Sushi Platters

In the center sushi platter, Hamachi (Yellowtail), Sake (Salmon) and Maguro (Tuna).

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The Sushi in these photographs is made with rice mixed with sweetened rice vinegar and fish or vegetables. Nigri Sushi is rice with something on top (in the center tray) and Makizushi is Sushi in rolls (in the tray at the bottom of the photo).

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12 Comments on “Preparing the Hamachi”

  1. That is a really beautiful set of photos. I can see why you wanted to share that. It is gorgeous.

  2. I love the simplicity of the first photo, but all three photos are beautiful (even to a vegetarian). Gorgeous colors, love all that red. The photos really make the celebration come alive!

  3. I’m very drawn to the red in the photo with the knife. HEART IT! The focus on that one is great too. Going on my desktop for the day. Droolllll.

  4. Love the lighting and composition. Especially #3. What is you’re light source? Happy New Year and keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Herb. Happy New Year to you and Lynne too. The lighting is primarily my Canon Speedlite 580 EX with a diffuser over it directed upward to bounce off a beige ceiling. Then I’m post-processing with Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 Photoshop plugin. It helps do some really great things with my images. In fact, I use their whole suite of plugins most of the time, but not exclusively.

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