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Another foray into the unknown for me Tongue. Taken yesterday evening at the bikers meet here in Great Bentley. I thought the colours were just lovely Grin. I know nothing about motorbikes though, so I don't know if this is good or not WinkGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Aug 2013 - 7:55 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beowulf
Username:Alda Alda
Uploaded:8 Aug 2013 - 12:21 AM
Tags:Bike, Blue, General, Motorbike, Silver, Specialist, Transport, Wheels, Yellow
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 1:34 AM

I like both images, Alda, but as a metal worker, I particularly like the emphasis in V2 of the heat colored muffler, abstracted from the motorcycle.

Peter

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pablophotographer
8 Aug 2013 - 2:00 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Alda.

I think the picture that needs to be discussed more is V1. I know you were going for the exhaust but you have got a fair amount of the Yamaha XTR1300 there. The amount of blue colour on te exhaust makes me believe that it was not an accidental part of a process of welding together, it can look like it, blue, copper, bronze colours appeared when bikers and mechanics started their own 'developments and upgrades' but then, the blue was almost as wide as the copper and the golden rings. This is a big motorcycle, end of motorbikes talk now.

On V1 I think you were so much focused on the colour so other things escaped your attention. Are you happy that a part of the wheel is missing?
I think you should have shot it from an even lower angle. I might had been tempted to zoom out a bit more, or make one backward step. I thought of a vertical frame as well which could contain more of the wheel but if it was shot with the existing settings it wouldn't have looked good. On V2 I would expect to see all of the exhaust pipe. It's getting late I may add more later.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 5:52 AM

Showing the colours of the rainbow! I like all the metalic effect.
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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 - 6:20 AM

Great colours and shapesSmile

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8 Aug 2013 - 7:16 AM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:36 AM

My partner works making metal parts for machines....
He talks about the shine factor. Your images certainly show that off perfectly

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 7:51 AM

Looks like a beautiful machine Alda and you have captured it well GrinGrinGrin

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

I know nothing about these machines and it's only my opinion to me you have captured a feel of power and great color and tone. To me often less is more and they look great.
Regards John.

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM


Quote: Hi Alda.

I think the picture that needs to be discussed more is V1. I know you were going for the exhaust but you have got a fair amount of the Yamaha XTR1300 there. The amount of blue colour on te exhaust makes me believe that it was not an accidental part of a process of welding together, it can look like it, blue, copper, bronze colours appeared when bikers and mechanics started their own 'developments and upgrades' but then, the blue was almost as wide as the copper and the golden rings. This is a big motorcycle, end of motorbikes talk now.

On V1 I think you were so much focused on the colour so other things escaped your attention. Are you happy that a part of the wheel is missing?
I think you should have shot it from an even lower angle. I might had been tempted to zoom out a bit more, or make one backward step. I thought of a vertical frame as well which could contain more of the wheel but if it was shot with the existing settings it wouldn't have looked good. On V2 I would expect to see all of the exhaust pipe. It's getting late I may add more later.

Thank you for that Grin. It was not possible to get a wider view, as the bikes were parked about 1m apart (and there were around 200 of them), so I had to squeeze in. I also wanted to crop it this way Wink. As for V1 - yes, I wanted all the colours in, the blue of the seat thingy, the yellow of the spring, the gold of the, um, gold thingy lol. I wasn't focusing solely on the exhaust GrinGrin

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:56 AM

Nearly all motorcycle exhaust change colour with heat some more than others. Usually the faster one goes the more vibrant the colour. This one looks like the rider may have been exceeding the 30 & 70mph limits Wink but there again you don't buy a bike like this to go shopping on. Smile
Nice image and very well caught.
I hope that these bikers did not try and talk you into becoming their bitch? Blush Wink Smile


David.

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 9:59 AM


Quote: Nearly all motorcycle exhaust change colour with heat some more than others. Usually the faster one goes the more vibrant the colour. This one looks like the rider may have been exceeding the 30 & 70mph limits Wink but there again you don't buy a bike like this to go shopping on. Smile
Nice image and very well caught.
I hope that these bikers did not try and talk you into becoming their bitch? Blush Wink Smile


David.

Hehehe, no David. I did have two hyperactive 4-year olds running around, and that doesn't exactly invite male attention lol. Wait 'till you see the image I'll post for my Silly Sunday image Wink

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 10:01 AM

Thought of the Norse Saga when I read the title, Alda, like V2, nice bikeSmile


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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England259 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 5:20 PM

V2 is more obviously focussed on one thing: taking the wider view of V1 leads to a long search for a composition and framing that will include all the right bits, and exclude extraneous parts - even without the close parking constraint that Alda notes!

It's the sort of time the 10-20mm zoom comes in handy, if you have one: within the constraints, this is brilliant - and not just the colours!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2797 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2013 - 11:51 PM

Nice, either one, but V1 works better with a different background as in the mod.



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