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    The motorbike

    Not sure if this constitute street photography.

    This is my first photo of movement. I actually stood on that spot and took a number of shots and this is the better of the rest.

    I would like to ask if this an acceptable level for this genre of photography and if there are ways to make it better?

    Thanks.

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    Re: The motorbike

    A bit of cropping: top and bottom, some increased sharpness, a bit less brightness and some sharpening would help this image and put more emphasis on the bike and riders...

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    Re: The motorbike

    Richard, thanks

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    Re: The motorbike

    Quote Originally Posted by teokf View Post
    I would like to ask if this an acceptable level for this genre of photography ...
    I would say it definitely is. With Richard's suggestions, you'll have a very strong image. I think you've got a great sense of movement and energy into the image and there is just enough detail in the background for us to be able immediately recognise it; i.e. it is not just all a blur. Good one.

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    Re: The motorbike

    HI Steven,

    In addition to the other suggestions, if mine I would desaturate the red thing just leaving frame on the right, all the other colours are different from the subject and so seem oK (plus they're quite muted).

    That's a good start, well done,

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    Re: The motorbike

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    and there is just enough detail in the background for us to be able immediately recognise it; i.e. it is not just all a blur. Good one.
    Donald, thanks for the input. I didn't realise that the blur should give some semblance of what they are.
    I already learned something new. Thanks

    Dave, thanks for your suggestion

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    Re: The motorbike

    Quote Originally Posted by teokf View Post
    Donald, thanks for the input. I didn't realise that the blur should give some semblance of what they are.
    I don't think every background blur needs to do so. It's all a case of studying you subject and planning the shot to produce the best possible image. In this case I think it really works that the background retains just enough detail fro us to be able to work out what sort of setting it is taken in.

    It's all a case of what is best fro the image you want to make. In this case, I think you got it right.

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