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Old Folding Bike
Old Folding Bike

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Location: St Michaels, Maryland, USA
Date: Jan 2, 2012
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Textures, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2012

Found this propped against an old work shed. This old bike was built to fold in two for storage on a boat. Not much work on this one...raw shot, darkened the edges with Color EFX Pro. No saturation done. Sharpen. God, I love my 1.4G Lens...

Place: 41 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.7863
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8393
Avg (non-participants): 5.7467
Views since voting: 1161
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 131
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/22/2012 03:30:37 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: Love the bokeh and the details here.

Artistic: This is great use of shallow dof, and the red definitely pops without being too much. The only thing I'm personally not fond of is the pedal showing at the bottom; the pedal arm (or whatever it's called :-) just intrudes a little too much, especially as it's light in colour.

Technical: Apart from the minor nitpick with the bottom pedal, there's not much else to find fault with. Composition is simple, the ambient lighting adds a nice feel to the shot and the details of the locking mechanism are perfectly rendered. The swirly blue/green bg adds a slightly surreal edge, almost a zoomblur or lensbaby effect.

Overall: Gave you a 7 during voting and glad I did, but if it were possible to have shot it without that crank arm and pedal lower or out of frame, may have got you an 8.

Feel free to PM me,

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 09:31:02 AM
Lovely color and composition.
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01/11/2012 11:49:53 PM
Now this speaks to me. I like your compositional choices, displaying the bike, rendering the key detail in focus. Good stuff, but the magic is in the bokeh. Soft, faded textures. . . a rusted chain. . . warm light. I can feel it. Well done.

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Message edited by author 2012-01-16 03:18:23.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/10/2012 10:08:34 AM
I love the colours rendition, with perhaps the red as it show a bit magents on my display (not too fond of magenta). But I like the result a lot.
01/10/2012 02:15:35 AM
Love it. It's a bike, it's red, lovely shallow DOF. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2012 01:06:53 AM
Or is it a Fold, Olding bike? ;)

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