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bike compotition

By Paree
please comment and suggestions I am going to upload a couple of photos for a comp.
to be subject at this location Graham water reservoir,
today the light was a bit off lol

Tags: Black and white Bike ride

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Paree 16 616 3
21 Feb 2016 8:34PM
still trying to see through misty eyes,
but come Tuesday I will hopefully be able o see again GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
so most likely this will b e removed ha ha
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
21 Feb 2016 8:49PM
A nice idea and an interesting point of view.

The lower bit is underexposed due to the very bright light coming in at the top left, which is also causing come flare.

I think you can get away with the flare, if the lower part, bike and grass is brighter; and I would rotate counter clockwise to give the impression that far river bank is reasonably level.

See the mod for the details


ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
21 Feb 2016 9:40PM
Hope the eyes get better soon.
Good mono today - Willie is right though.
Paree 16 616 3
21 Feb 2016 10:45PM
thank you so much Willie

love the mod
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2016 4:28PM
You were shooting into the sun, Maureen, which has caused a loss of detail top left, as well as some flare on the bicycle frame.

If you had no choice about shooting at this time of day, when the sun was so strong, use it to your advantage.
Move over to the left so that the sun is outside your frame, and your exposure will be improved.
Let the sun create a shadow of the bike on the grass.
If your bike has a stand, all the better, the shadow will be larger.
Alternatively, you might find a tree stump or something like that to lean it against.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
22 Feb 2016 4:46PM
The EXIF suggests this was shot with a mobile 'phone: and the quality is excellent, given this.

It does tend to rob you of control of things like depth of field - and, indeed, precise control of exposure.

But this works, and Willie's mod makes it rather good. My impression is that using a screen instead of a viewfinder makes getting horizons right far more difficult...
Paree 16 616 3
22 Feb 2016 8:17PM
hello Pamela yes I was shooting in to the sun,
I will def try to stand at the side I thought that this would loose even more light
I did increase the flare n the bike but then realised it was too much
the light it looked so magical with my eyes
but of cause it never looks the same photographed

thank you for help GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Paree 16 616 3
22 Feb 2016 8:19PM

Quote: It does tend to rob you of control of things like depth of field - and, indeed, precise control of exposure

wish I knew more about all this I must go to a class I think,

what I would really love to do is capture the black and white photos of the 60's

thanks for the help GrinGrinGrinGrin
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2016 6:06PM
You must get the horizon straight either taking or correct later. Any judge will crucify such a tilted horizn.


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