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Old Apr 5, 2013, 7:36 PM   #1
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Hi, Love taking action shoots of Racing Motorbikes, Please critique. I have a feel that likes to shoot vivid, panned and then post edited to include vignetting, is this acceptable or a no no in the sports photography world, see example.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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My opinion is worthless as it relates to your question, but I like the picture very much. On its own, I don't see a need to critique. I am a fan of vignetting also, to bring attention to the main subject.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 4:30 AM   #3
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good picture, good motion blur, guys face looks a little off colour (maybe the visor) and i think a bit to much vignetting, but overall a decent pic
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Many thanks guys, I edited this pic before I had elements 11 and perhaps as it was shot in vivid with saturation cranked meant the face is too pink/ red. Now I would post edit in Elements and dodge/burn his face to lighten it to be more natural. I assume sports is shot more in vivid strong couloirs than natural? Is that correct?
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 1:17 PM   #5
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My own personal take is that with motion blur behind the biker,I'm not sure vignetting is required, as the biker jumps out of the photo anyway.
I think vignetting has more use with static subjects- such as landscapes or portraits etc...
Nevertheless, a nice capture...
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 4:37 PM   #6
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The orange seems a bit off, that the nose of the bike lacks some details it seems.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 2:50 PM   #7
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Many thanks for all your input guys. I appreciate that, as an art form, a pictures beauty really is in the eye of the beholder and everyone has a slightly different take and interpretation. I like shooting the way I like shooting and that's my style but I love the feedback as even if only 1 person out there likes it and many others tell me their view then I can keep blending and improving as I go and the next pic will be an improvement, many thanks.
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LOve the feel of the shot ...makes me want to go hop on the back love it fast paces... Great shot and welcome aboard Newbie from Ireland.... Irish we have a lot of in the family lines..
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 3:37 PM   #9
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nice shot. get rid of the vignette. you got some great panning going on there, showing the bike moving at speed relative to its blurred background, and you kept the bike and rider relatively sharp. That is quite difficult to do, dont hide it behind a vignette!
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Nice shot, good composition, just a little too much vignetting for me. The heavy vignetting draws the eye to the edges of the picture first and not the main subject.
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