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Old Dec 5, 2009, 9:54 AM   #11
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All of those are considered classics. Jim...You need to get out more my friend.
Yep, I know.

I'm familiar with the Ducati (bike). But, the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the post topic was the Sandisk Ducati memory cards (which you often see discussed in digital camera forums due to their very fast speed, although some of the newer cards are faster now).

http://se.sandisk.com/Products/Catal...pactFlash.aspx

http://se.sandisk.com/Products/Catal...n_SD_Plus.aspx
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Old Dec 5, 2009, 3:12 PM   #12
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Great pictures of a beautiful machine!

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Old Dec 6, 2009, 8:17 AM   #13
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Really like the first and third.

On the second, you've done a great job on the bike, but you've run into something that has troubled me when I've shot in similar environments on the full-bike shot. The natural light spilling into half the background is extremely bright, with highlights blown out while the rest of the background provides a nice dark contrast for the Dukati. I have faced similar shots and never been happy with any of my attempts to address the issue. Among the things I've tried: 1) creating a layer in which I clone the background from the left over the blown out regions, then allow it to come through with layer masks--winds up looking very artificial 2) complete background substitution--even worse 3) darkening the background layer, either with levels or painting with a 9% opacity black brush--not enough detail to make it effective.
Does anyone else have this problem, or consider it a problem? How have you addressed it?

Really nice set of images, Ed. I point out the question on the second because I have a whole group of otherwise really nice photos from a classic car museum that have exactly the same situation.

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Old Dec 6, 2009, 2:54 PM   #14
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Beautiful shots of a beautiful bike Bigdawg. Now I am off to check out that Museum link. Cool.
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 3:03 PM   #15
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Very cool. Again, much better on the laptop screen than my phone screen. (I was bored in the car yesterday. Had forgotten my book to read. So, was checking out the forum on my phone.)

Nice looking bike and captured well.

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Thanks to everyone. Paul I have no answer. Most of these type museums display to view with the eye and are very difficult to shoot. Tony...Go there if you can as it is truly a unique place.
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not my cup of tea but.............
excellent photos
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 1:13 AM   #18
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Thank you Roy.
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