Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Born To Be Wild

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

55% OFF new PortraitPro 12 - use code EPHZROS414.

Bikers day at Kirkcaldy prom
Iam new to digi photography so excuse the photo but its my best effort yet. This groups a wee bit daunting because of all the fine work but i hope to learn from you guys. Don't know why but iam drawn towards b/w photography so hopefully i will develop with your help.

Rod

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50mm f/1.8 D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Aug 2012 - 12:49 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Born To Be Wild
Username:widtink widtink
Uploaded:1 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

bwlchmawr
bwlchmawr  1 England
12 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

A wonderful piece of social hostory.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:54 PM

cheers dude some of the bikes were incredible very nice commentGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

UrbaneMagick
12 Aug 2012 - 9:13 PM

good to see some "proper bikers."
In the 80s, they used to arrive en masse & camp up the quarries on portland..thesze days it seems to be all racing bikes.

.... great phot, great capture of one of the "tribes of Britain."

Gareth

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:20 PM

Aye there was a mixture of "proper bikers" and the ones with the big touring bikes nothing wrong with the other kind but these two guys caught my eye as the real deal thanks Gareth

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 6:30 PM

oops was trying to upload this into the bw group not the weekly challenge as its obv not furniture linkedSad sorry

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:35 PM

"Chapter & Verse" always colourful characters but no need, mono works well here Smile

like the softening of the bg with the interested onlookers Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2687 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
25 Aug 2012 - 10:33 PM

Good to see documentary photos like this. Documentary photography is sadly neglected, in my opinion.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bouic
bouic e2 Member 5bouic vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 - 11:41 PM

Great shot, lovely detail on the 2 bikers. I would perhaps darken the top of the sky a little, but that's carping.

Dave

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:50 PM

ah cannae at the moment ive not got any software but soon hopefully will get photoshop but thats the way it was on the day so thats it . Thanks for all the comments

Rod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82201 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:15 AM

I like the tension created between the bikers and the little lad on a scooter... as if he is thinking 'one day, when I grow up!!!'

On the critical side - it just feels like it is missing a bit of punch in terms of contrast - perhaps try pushing this a little more?

Adam

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

psiman
psiman  10551 forum posts Wales
26 Aug 2012 - 7:42 AM

Wow if I was new to digital photography and didn't have any imaging software and yet still produced a shot like this I'd be dead chuffed! I much prefer these sorts of documentary shots to posed portraits and love the contrast between the two hairy biker dudes engrossed in conversation and the envious/curious onlookers in the background. I've just bought "The Great LIFE Photographers" book and this wouldn't look out of place in there!

Possibly as suggested increasing the contrast and darkening the top of the sky a tad might work but I think its a brilliant image as it is!

(can you tell I like this a lot!)

Simon

Last Modified By psiman at 26 Aug 2012 - 7:47 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 8:13 AM

Thanks alot Simon very kind words and after looking thru your portfolio high praise indeed !!! Some of your work is outstanding i need to get a ND big stopper . Definately darkening the sky would add more to the picture but will have to wait until i get PS (don't tell my wife).

Rod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

psiman
psiman  10551 forum posts Wales
27 Aug 2012 - 4:25 PM

Thanks Rod,

If you've not used PS before can I suggest you look at Lightroom instead. It does most of what PS can do, is especially good for working on RAW images coupled with an excellent image management system, has some very good B&W conversion built in, with quite lot more free presets that can be downloaded, and is much cheaper than PS. Up until June I was using PS CS5.5 exclusively I then managed to blag a fee copy of LR4.1 from Adobe (after a long struggle!) and I'm loving it, though I found there's quite an initial learning curve if you move from PS to LR. For me the only time I still use PS is actual pixel manipulation such a cloning and selecting sections of image to work on (though LR can do this to some extent as well). You can download the full version and try it free for 30 days.

Simon

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM

Cheers Simon will keep that in mind , thanks for the advice that will save me some cash !! Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chavender
chavender  3208 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:35 PM

Hi Rod
I completely agree with Simon.

I now very rarely need any other software. I sometimes use SilverEfex pro2 but only as it was a gift.
You might also want to check on the free Lightroom tutorials from Julieanne Kost on Adobe.tv

Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

Thanks for the comment/advice Bill i will check it out.

Rod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
11 Oct 2012 - 10:25 PM

Hey! just go with your instincts do what comes naturally! B&W why not it started photography don't get bogged down with technicals, be artistic and enjoy it! do not let others change you from your course! be yourself, nice photo good luck, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 10:28 PM

thanks LeonSmile

Rod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.