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Old 04-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #4531
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That's an odd observation. Some of those shots were shot at pretty low ISO settings. I always aim for the lowest setting. I wonder if file compression might have a bit to do with it (these are linked off of my FB after all).

I'll keep that in mind even more so anyways, thanks. :)

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Nice shots, Kay....love the dress in the first couple too
My friend modeling in that shot brought that dress along at my request. Isn't she adorable in it? :D
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #4532
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Eric, I feel like you could probably put together a whole album of your bike in various cool places. Sometimes even if a photo by itself isn't super compelling, a series of photos with a common theme makes for a stronger overall impression.

I really like the location you found with the run-down shed. If you could go to the same spot at sunrise or sunset when the light is much softer (the "golden" or "magic" hours), you would get much better color in your picture. For the particular shot, I might even consider a slight rearranging of the composition. If you go during a sunset, for instance, try to set up a foreground, mid ground, and background subject. The foreground could be your lovely motorcycle, the run-down house in the middle, and a wonderful pink/orange sunset sky in the background. Also consider evoking the power of lines in composition. Standing at more of an angle to the building will cause the lines of the ground and the roof to converge in the distance, guiding the viewers eyes.

That's a bunch of random stuff I kinda threw at you there. Bryan Peterson is the best (in my opinion) at breaking down composition in a way that everyone can understand in his book Learning to See Creatively. Photography is definitely a skill learned through lots of practice, but helpful nudges in the right direction never hurt.
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That's an odd observation. Some of those shots were shot at pretty low ISO settings. I always aim for the lowest setting. I wonder if file compression might have a bit to do with it (these are linked off of my FB after all).

I'll keep that in mind even more so anyways, thanks. :)
File compression could have something to do with it also. But if you're already using low ISO then the ISO may not be the issue.
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File compression could have something to do with it also. But if you're already using low ISO then the ISO may not be the issue.
File compression + shooting APS-C sized sensors. I've been longing for a full-frame with a lower pixel density...
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #4536
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Eric, I feel like you could probably put together a whole album of your bike in various cool places. Sometimes even if a photo by itself isn't super compelling, a series of photos with a common theme makes for a stronger overall impression.

I really like the location you found with the run-down shed. If you could go to the same spot at sunrise or sunset when the light is much softer (the "golden" or "magic" hours), you would get much better color in your picture. For the particular shot, I might even consider a slight rearranging of the composition. If you go during a sunset, for instance, try to set up a foreground, mid ground, and background subject. The foreground could be your lovely motorcycle, the run-down house in the middle, and a wonderful pink/orange sunset sky in the background. Also consider evoking the power of lines in composition. Standing at more of an angle to the building will cause the lines of the ground and the roof to converge in the distance, guiding the viewers eyes.

That's a bunch of random stuff I kinda threw at you there. Bryan Peterson is the best (in my opinion) at breaking down composition in a way that everyone can understand in his book Learning to See Creatively. Photography is definitely a skill learned through lots of practice, but helpful nudges in the right direction never hurt.

Oh I have maybe a thousand pics of the bike various places, I might could do sunset but the colors and all would be behind because the sun will be setting behind me in the pic. This is actually and old gas station from 40 years ago that is maybe a 1/4 mile from my house.

I see what you're saying bout the composition of the lines, I will try again there tonight or maybe down by the river where i can see the sky from the sunset or a farm with open field, way too many trees here.

this how the sky would look if I were in front of the building at sunset
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Here is one from a local cemetery where I'm doing a Tour of Honor where I take pics of my bike at a memorial for service men and woman



Here is one of a storm I rode into last summer.
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Thanks, that place is about 2 miles from my house. I love living away from the city.
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