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Old Dec 9, 2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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took this in a parking lot the other day. was limited as far as aperture to 4.0 i think. wish it had more background blur but i might just do it in PS.

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Old Dec 9, 2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Im a sportbike rider so that may be swaying my judgement but this is a bit unintersting in its presentation. It would either have to be a closer zoom to show more detail in the bike or a perhaps a more dynamic angle to the bike.

or perhaps its just not a crotch rocket:-)
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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nice b&w!
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 1:36 PM   #4
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yea.. this is a bit less inspired than a lot of you shots.. i would want a better angle, something different, this ones a bit flat..

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Old Dec 9, 2005, 5:17 PM   #5
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Needs some fill flash to pull it out of the background, and maybe a better background, like a beach or something.
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The contrast is not very distinct too. May be because the background seem to be competing with the bike. Really close up might have made a difference.
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 6:34 AM   #7
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Yah, given the background, you'd want to shoot wide open and blur the background as much as possible, then use a bit of fill flash.

Most bike pictures I've seen, the photographer gets low so that they are shooting "up" a little at the bike.

Maybe try shooting from about bike seat height.

Shooting from eye level (five feet six inches?) down at the bike makesthe bikelook diminutive.

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Old Dec 10, 2005, 7:42 AM   #8
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i shot this out of the window of my car which was probably at the level of the handlebars. didn't really setup just drove in when i noticed it, parked, took a few and left.
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