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Unsharp Mask (Against all Convention)

By cuffit
I try to do things differently every now and again but this was an unintended consequence, but I thought it had potential - the mask being on the lead rider among everything else! Taken at thus weekend's Bourne CiCLE Festival, the point of focus was wrong so I reset it to catch the riders in focus - but those two duff frames caught my eye later on.

Tags: Cycling Photo journalism Road racing Cycle racing Sports and action

Voters: rambler, Jasper87, Toobi_Won and 4 more

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Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
3 Sep 2019 7:19PM
Looks like it was shot through a heat haze. Effective...
Toobi_Won 11 77 8 England
3 Sep 2019 7:48PM
I've been trying to adjust my monitor for the last ten minutes, Chris.Wink
Were they just breasting a rise?
cuffit Plus
15 357 8 England
3 Sep 2019 9:31PM
Jasper87 and Mike, thanks for looking at the shot. It does have a 'heat haze' look although it was a bright but clear day and, yes, they were approaching the rise. Two large pelotons passed and this group came next. I had the camera pre-focussed quite close to get them on the crest of the rise. I use back-button focussing so the shot was simply out of focus - except the bit that was meant to be in focus - schoolboy error! I still like it - probably for the wrong reasons though and might post one in focus next!
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1932 England
4 Sep 2019 9:43AM
A bit like one of the Cokin filters, in fact...

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