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Runmonty
12-10-2012, 06:24 AM
Each year at this time the Motorcyle Riders Association of South Australia organise the annual Toy Run, a ride to a location where the riders donate Christmas gifts and toys to charity. These are a few shots from this years run. For anyone who wants to see more thare are plenty more shots to look at here Toy Run - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/sets/72157632199523109/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8257364410_9ce39deb78_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8257364410/)
Toy-Run-23 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8257364410/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8359/8255825481_1097dd72ee_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8255825481/)
Toy-Run-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8255825481/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8259090992_795e39c8f1_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8259090992/)
Toy-Run-33 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8259090992/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8256295781_788eca9b9c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256295781/)
Toy-Run-24 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256295781/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8256006733_e828694bfe_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256006733/)
Toy-Run-10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256006733/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8256024411_107c6124f7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256024411/)
Toy-Run-12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/8256024411/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Realist
12-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Nice shots, good PP too.

Marko
12-10-2012, 10:40 AM
What a fun set rm. good cause too!! Shots 1 and 3 for me please.

Iguanasan
12-11-2012, 07:28 AM
It's a very nice set, runmonty. I love your choice to get down low and shoot from that vantage point. I hope you don't mind me saying, and maybe it's just me, but I'm not a huge fan of the processing. They seem over saturated and lacking shadows.

Runmonty
12-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments


It's a very nice set, runmonty. I love your choice to get down low and shoot from that vantage point. I hope you don't mind me saying, and maybe it's just me, but I'm not a huge fan of the processing. They seem over saturated and lacking shadows.

I dont mind you saying at all Iggy, if fact I really welcome it. I do want honest opinion (here and with each post).

I was shooting at 11:30 on a sunny day and was dealing with quite a few shadows. I was taking the shadows out during the raw processing and perhaps went too far. I wanted to try to see faces, which was difficult under helmets.
The 2nd shot was when I was playing around with a 3 shot HDR which would explain that one. Finally I set up a curves, vignette & frame recipe in color efex and, due to the large number of shots I took, processed most of them with this same recipe. I should have perhaps given them more individual attention. The last shot was an experiment with some heavier processing.

Once again thank you - I do value and respect the opinions of the members of this forum, and use them as a learning tool.

QuietOne
12-12-2012, 01:47 AM
Oh, cool! Lucky teddy bear, getting to ride in the side car. I know what you mean about the shadows and trying to see the faces. I usually select just them and lighten them and mutter under my breath as I try to get them lightened just enough without looking weird. Did I mention I usually flunk? I could see it would be a nuisance to do a large number that way.

Hillbillygirl
12-13-2012, 05:05 AM
Another vote for #'s 1, and 3 here. Not too overly cooked, and I guess I like the "Real bikes, real biker" look.