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Jimmy Moore, North West 200 Motorcycle Road Race

By philip43
Jimmy Moore exiting Metropole corner during practice for the North West 200 Motorcycle Road Races, Between Portrush, Portstewart, and Coleraine

Tags: Road Photo journalism West Moore North Motorcycle Ireland Northern 200 Jimmy Portrush Coleraine Portstewart Races Portraits and people Sports and action

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saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
30 May 2010 1:47PM
Nice action shot ,well captured and good detail.
saeid
Psin 15 66 England
30 May 2010 2:26PM
Fantastic Panning, great detail and sense of speed. This is sharp in all the right places.
My only critism is the blue behind the bike in the background , is it a person ? Not alot you can do about it to be honest other than when looking for a place to take shots see if its possible to find somewhere without any background distractions.

A brilliant shot tho well done.

Pete
cjl47 12 5 3 England
30 May 2010 2:31PM

Quote:Fantastic Panning, great detail and sense of speed. This is sharp in all the right places.
My only critism is the blue behind the bike in the background , is it a person ? Not alot you can do about it to be honest other than when looking for a place to take shots see if its possible to find somewhere without any background distractions.

A brilliant shot tho well done.

Pete


i agree, Excellent action shot
chris
30 May 2010 3:26PM

Quote:Fantastic Panning, great detail and sense of speed. This is sharp in all the right places.
My only critism is the blue behind the bike in the background , is it a person ? Not alot you can do about it to be honest other than when looking for a place to take shots see if its possible to find somewhere without any background distractions.

A brilliant shot tho well done.

Pete



Yes, the blue behind the bike is another photographer, shooting head on as the bikes come out of a corner!! I suffer from camera shake, so I think that if there is going to be blur in the shot, better make it count!! Thank you all for your comments!
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4160 Canada
30 May 2010 11:57PM
Excellent panning shot.

Would like to see a bit more room around him, especially at the front.

Loaded a mod with added room; sharpened; increased contrast; lifted some shadows.


regards


Willie
Davesumner 13 28 300 Australia
31 May 2010 6:13AM
Hi Philip,

I consider myself a bit of a biker myself having just had a Fireblade RRY. This is a great shot, you've captured the bike perfectly although you have probably cropped a little tight. However, the background and the wheels are great and I really get the feeling of speed.

I agree with Pete (Psin) though about that blue blob which is a distraction. I don't think his mod has fixed it though because now it is a big green blob and much more of a distraction.

I've uploaded a mod where I loaded it into PS and open the saturation layer. I reduced the blue, green and yellow channels. I then painted the bike back through the mask so that the colours on the bike and rider were unaffected by the reduction of colours. This has reduced the background distraction but not got rid of it.

Hope this helps

DaVeS
Psin 15 66 England
31 May 2010 11:05PM

Quote:I agree with Pete (Psin) though about that blue blob which is a distraction. I don't think his mod has fixed it though because now it is a big green blob and much more of a distraction.



Just to add that i havent uploaded a mod

Pete
1 Jun 2010 9:08AM
Thank you all for your comments and mods. I tend to crop these types of shot fairly close, in order to remove distraction where possible, so in future I will bear this in mind.

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