Friday, June 23, 2006

Bike Butt


The response to yesterday's experiment was good enough that I'm posting another "risky shot" today. In reality, I was tired of posting photos of dawn and flowers.

This photo doesn't require much explanation. It has been sitting on my hard drive for quite some time. I liked the way the sun was reflecting off of the chrome. I know it kind of breaks my Photoshop fast, but I did the processing a long time ago. Besides, the only post processing involved was cropping and the vignetting.

I've included a second version of the photo without the vignette. I like the vignette version better, but it doesn't look very good on the web, I don't know why

Feel free to tell me this photo sucks; just make sure you tell me why. This is definitely an experiment, but I really do want to be able to create interesting compositions of a wide variety of subjects.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 67mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec, ISO 50

15 Comments:

Anonymous bart said...

Very beautiful picture!

8:50 AM, June 23, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Cool! I prefer the first one with vignetting.

11:34 AM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Pya said...

hmm...I wouldn't be qualified enough to point out what's wrong! Hell! I don't think anything is wrong at all!!!

Such simple things that go fleeting by with time have to be captured by someone and you have done well here!

12:42 PM, June 23, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Cool shot with good colors and perspective. Looks like you're getting some banding with the vignetting with the background. Hmm...you might consider adding a little noise (gaussian, 2%, monochromatic) to the fill-size image, or at least to the background, and then add the vignetting. That might help minimizing banding when you resize it for the web. I don't know if it'll solve it, but it's something to try.

1:51 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger "K" Fingerett said...

Wow... I've missed alot! You've done some pretty cool stuff since I last stopped by...

I'll have to agree and say I like the first 'bike butt' image better than the second...

Although I love your nature type images [flowers, sky, water...], I have to say, I loved "Pigeon Boy" ... It felt like I could hear him laughing and enjoying himself :)

Great stuff Timmy!


~K

3:49 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

WOW...I am amazed! This is so very cool! I even like the way the green has banding, it almost looks like waves of heat. The glow is really special and the red is just liquid.

First shot definitely!

Great stuff!!!

7:34 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Marcelo said...

Interesting approach.. Liked your site a lot.. I am also getting tired of flowers on my blog.. Anyway, great work.

Marcelo
www.photo-mantra.blogspot.com/

7:49 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

I actually like both of them. Another risky one eh? Taking up after me I see LOL, keep going man, make it a series.It's keeping me coming back faster than before.
I like them alot, I'd say vignetting one more, love it.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

11:25 PM, June 23, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Suby going to come over and "oimp slap" Timmy if I don't stop hearing about how the experimental or risky photos sucks. Aaaaargggh

This for me is veryt beautiful and exquisite work, I like both shots equally, they have this certain something, loving the crop, the background and thercolours, even the light on the silencer adds something to the shot.

More experimenting from you okay, your very good when you decide to stretch yourself and step away from flowers and landscapes (was bored of that already, there are soo many flower and landscape shots the Subster can take).

Anyway next time, please leave the picture sucks to the Subster, if it does, rest assured I will let you know in my frank and honest way (okay with inten tions to make you cry :) )

Suby
Have a lovely weekend, off to a wedding shortly, so may not be around most of the weekend

2:56 AM, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

This is such a cool shot there are so many point highlighting areas of this image it if full on cool well done. It may be experimental but in no way is it risky...its a good post...be proud.

3:08 AM, June 24, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

I go for the vignetting. Cool shot of a more novel subject.

8:12 AM, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

Very good close up. I didn't try vignetting before, it looks like artificial framing, making the focused object outstanding. I think it works here well, too. However why do i see the lines of gradual toning? Not well applied perhaps? I like it.

4:33 PM, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Pete said...

This photo certainly doesnt suck. The vignetted version is instantly a better looking shot, its inherited a 'this must be good' propoerty from the vignetting, but Im not sure its actually an improvement. The highlight on the exhaust is good, but youve missed an opportunity to capture something (usually the end of the camera) as a meaningful reflection. Did you also shoot this squarely from behind the bike - just a suggestion.
I like your experimental shots -you should de more

12:39 AM, June 26, 2006  
Anonymous My Camera Eye said...

Coll idea! Never thought about shooting an exhuast! Cool deal and nice shot!

5:39 AM, June 27, 2006  
Blogger Jasp said...

The top ones does it for me... would make a good advert.

1:14 PM, June 27, 2006  

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