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01-03-2010, 11:55 AM
Hello to all and all the best for 2010. This is my first post/submission - your comments and tips would be most appreciated.



01-03-2010, 12:17 PM
I like it EdG

01-03-2010, 12:27 PM
I like it too. The b&w and the textures are great. My only complaint is that I would like to see the whole wheel and its cut off-esp on the bottom.

01-03-2010, 01:32 PM
Thank you for your comments - wish I could say that it was intentional (the cropping of the gear) - but I was trying to get out of the weather (brand new DSLR) and it is just a case of rushed "framing".

01-03-2010, 01:34 PM
love the textures.... the b/w treatment is great too!

01-03-2010, 01:39 PM
Welcome edG :highfive:

I quite like this shot, nice simple comp. For me it just requires some additional tone play.

See how the snow is all grey (at least on my monitor) and the bike's chrome is lacking in luster? A medium and careful contrast boost would make this image pop harder. Hope that helps - Marko

01-03-2010, 01:49 PM
...See how the snow is all grey ...

Agree with the above-mentioned points, and I'll add that snow exposures are tricky. Since your camera's meter set designed to interpret the world as middle grey, it exposed the scene correctly (according to it), but obviously NOT according to what our eyes see.

The best way to get accurate snow-scene exposures is to buy a grey card from your local photo store (<$20) place that in the scene, and use the spot-meter setting on your camera to take a reading off of the grey card and use those settings. Failing that, you also spot meter the palm of your hand (assuming average caucasian skin) and then decrease your exposure by one stop. That should get you pretty close to the where you want to be.

01-03-2010, 02:27 PM
tt,m and ti - thanks for the input and tips. Will definitely try your recommendations. Just getting started and have a long way to go.