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01-04-2009, 09:52 PM
My first try with my newly downloaded photoshop elements.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/3169131462_6facaed8d2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3169131462)

01-04-2009, 10:54 PM
Nicely captured. Good panning and nice work on the selective colouration. My only nit is that the image would be stronger if the subject was approaching rather than departing.

01-04-2009, 11:52 PM
What does the unedited full color one look like. I am not really a fan of the black/white background. But... good panning. The background looks almost like it wasn't panned and maybe motion blurred, can't tell. Good pic though, I do agree - an approach would have been better.

01-05-2009, 12:29 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/3169654048_3d413bf24d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3169654048/)

It was panned albeit not too fast. Maybe shutter speed could have been a bit lower? It was 1/60th of a sec. It was for an assignment for a course I am taking. If we ever get out of this deep freeze we are in here I will go out and practice some more.

01-05-2009, 03:05 PM
I like the color one much more.

01-05-2009, 03:10 PM
I agree with MF - coloured one works better for me.

In the B/w one the top right corner is too bright, but even aside from that the feeling is totally different.

Ben H
01-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Agreed - I also prefer the colour one! But doing these kinds of things are a great way to develop your PP chops, so keep at it!

Michael Van der Tol
01-10-2009, 08:46 AM
First off I like the composition, but I'm going to disagree with everyone re: Colour vs B&W. Why? When I look at the colour version my eye immediately jumps to the benches. But when I look at the B&W version my eyes dart over to the rider, then they start to wonder around the image.

I think for the colour version to work for me over the B&W, the background would need to be a bit more blurry (maybe that's accomplished with 1/30s).