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    Biker

    Hi.

    I took this one after a brief rain, on a bridge.

    What I tried to capture on the scene was the shadow of the biker in contrast to the bright tone of the road.

    Now in my computer I thought a BW version may look nice, although I don't know how to convert to BW correctly (I'm using GIMP and Canon DPP).

    The last crop I found maybe more dynamic than the first two, but I'm not sure about cropping out the shadow.

    All comments welcome.

    Toņo

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    Re: Biker

    Tońo,

    I thought #2 was the best of the three. #1 was just too bright, and the lens flare
    was a bit distracting. Did you consider a tighter crop on just the biker?

    2yxlxdc.jpg

    Mike

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    Re: Biker

    Hello Mike

    At one moment I did, but was not sure about it. I also got distracted thinking of making the clouds look better...
    But now you pointed it out, it is a nice crop. Maybe a little too tight on the top, but it certainly works

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    Re: Biker

    The lens flare is distracting and I am sure you could lose its worst effects with a bit of PP.

    I personally think the scene benefits from the sky, otherwise it looks 'crushed'?

    Just my tu'pence worth...

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    Hi Toņo,

    Just tossed it out there as an idea, and honestly didn't take much time with the crop.
    I agree with Ian, in that taking most of the sky out made it a bit crushed looking,
    but it did accent the road stripe and bring it in as an element.

    Maybe you can find some balance in there that works for both?

    Mike

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    Re: Biker

    I would say the second image is definitely the best. Plenty of dark contrast and that long shadow really works well.

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    Re: Biker

    Thanks for your input guys.

    Any suggestions about how I can remove the lens flare from the first picture?

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    Re: Biker

    I'm not quite sure which item you mean? Is it that little blue bit on the horizontal arm of the lamp post?

    I actually thought that was some form of warning light.

    If this is the area in question it should, with care, clone out successfully.

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