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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-H20
Location: riding trails in mattawa, WA
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2010

ground shot of a dirt biker doing a wheelie. tried to speed up the camera to get the shot -think i may have set the iso a bit to high??(had a little trouble).... would have liked the shot a little crisper, but only had a few chances to capture it. resized to fit requirements and raised the saturation a hair to get the sky color to pop.

Place: 140 out of 163
Avg (all users): 4.5179
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
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Avg (non-participants): 4.6045
Views since voting: 551
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 195
Comments: 8
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03/02/2010 02:17:39 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impressions:

The subject seems a bit blurry.

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus, Processing):

.The crop on this just doesn’t work all that well, I would of liked the whole bike in the frame and perhaps the tires on either diagonal end of the frame. The power lines also distract.

If this is a setup shot and you could I would suggest using a reflector to get some light back onto the subject. You lose a lot of details in the shadows, reflecting existing light back up at the bike would do wonders for that.

Your focus also seems off, it almost looks like you focused on the cars in the background and that is why the bike just seems blurry. Your camera looks like it handled the 800 iso fairly well so I think your setting were fine, I just think (if you used auto focus) that the camera focused on the background.

Your processing was fine but in the end if you start with a blurry subject you will end up with a blurry subject.


This meets the challenge and you got the camera down nice and low for this.




A neat idea in a cool setting that fell short from the focus. As you continue to learn you will start noticing objects in the background that you want out of the shot and you will get better at focusing, high speed shots can be tricky to stop in the sweet spot. In the end this finished about where I would expect. Neat idea and a nice perspective but it just fell short on the technical side. Keep at it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 09:50:34 PM
Great low down perspective. The power lines and the slight OOF might knock a little off the score.
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02/16/2010 12:47:41 PM
Good pov but it's a pity that the complete front wheel is not in the frame. The power lines distract a bit too. I think a panned shot with the background motion blurred might have been more striking. 4
02/15/2010 08:56:49 AM
out of focus, need a wider angle lens to get the entire bike in the shot
02/13/2010 04:02:29 PM
good idea but a little too oof
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02/13/2010 02:12:36 PM
I've got a wheelie shot in my collection....but not from this perspective....good job
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02/12/2010 03:11:31 PM
meats the challenge it would of been nicer, imho, if the top wheel wasn't cut off.
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02/10/2010 05:28:21 PM
a little too soft for my taste. i like the idea though
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