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Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

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Challenge: Motion Blur II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Vivitar ViviCam 3765
Location: Somewhere on a North Carolina Interstate Asheville
Date: Jun 23, 2006
Aperture: f 2.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/108
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2006

Rainy weather shot out the side window as we passed him. I like the way the B&W has added to the overall feel of the image.

crop, NI on grass (layer mask) to get rid of alot of noise, light NI on whole image, auto levels, dodge whitewall on tire, lightly burn the shadows.

Place: 93 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.3498
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2278
Avg (non-participants): 5.4274
Views since voting: 944
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 203
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2006 08:29:17 PM
Nice bike!
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07/01/2006 11:21:45 PM
I like this. The rotational blur of the wheel and the brake disc, combined with the directional blur in the background, convey exactly the right sense of movement. This is helped by the reasonably large chunk of empty road to the left of the photo for the bike to "move into".

I think monochrome is the right choice here. The slightly excessively chrome trim on the bike is definitely 50s heritage, and monochrome helps to reinforce that.

I can't help feeling that I would've liked to have seen just a little more of the bike in the shot, but I can't work out how I would've done that without spoiling the overall composition. So it's probably about right as it is.

Must've been a tricky shot to take, too...
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07/01/2006 08:10:08 PM
A bit grainy but good concept.
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06/29/2006 03:31:25 PM
I dont think there is enough background to show significant motion blur on this guy. i initially didn't think i saw any at all. i do like the concept though and the black and white really makes this shot. i think the grain gives it a nice effect as well.
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06/28/2006 05:22:53 PM
richer blackswould be bonus (my taste) but otherwise a nice conversion. I like the blur of the wheel & road. rest of bike seems to just fall off the page, maybe showing a bit more of it would keep that visual effect from happening. It would also put the wheel off center and help execute the "rule of thirds" better
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06/27/2006 10:50:12 PM
Very nicely done. A little sharper and less grainy and I give it a 10.
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06/27/2006 12:43:49 PM
The contrast is a little soft, aside from that, everything else seems great!
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06/27/2006 01:45:51 AM
I'm not sure the empty space on the left is doing this much good - I'd prefer to see it (the empty space) cropped to about a third of what you've got there. The tones in this are excellent - love teh processing. Maybe just a skoosh more contrast? Print it on excellent paper, put a big white matte on it with a sleek black frame and hang it somewhere where lots of people can see it - it's art! 8
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06/26/2006 12:09:46 PM
Gone are the days of kickstarts, right. Nicely composed image.
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