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Challenge: Free Study 2014-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Location: Teton National Park (USA)
Date: Sep 1, 2014
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: Unknown
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2014

Photographer’s Notes
From my recent motorcycle trip from Seattle to the Tetons and Yellowstone. It doesn’t suck to be me.

Post Processing
• Remove Distraction (PSCC Clone Layer)
• Resize (OnOne Perfect Resize)
• Sharpern (PSCC)
• Save for Web (PSCC)

Camera Data
• Date: 2014.09.01
• Camera: Canon G7
• ISO: Unknown
• Aperture: f/4
• Shutter: 1/500

Place: 122 out of 154
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12/28/2015 06:09:05 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Compositionally this is an OK shot, with a nice colourful focal point shown in exquisite detail, even at an hour before or after high noon by the shadow.

This shot seems to me to be of two minds: is it a landscape shot, or a product shot? The bike is definitely a nice looking ride, as echoed by commenters, and the poppiness of the colour draws the eye to it immediately. But the rest of the scenery calls for attention too, though not as immediately as the bike does. Also the horizon is very close to a 50/50 split which further divides the attention. If you cover the bike and foreground, you have an entirely different shot; ditto if you block off the mountains.

I have to side with Jake (bdh) here. I can see you love both where you are, and your bike, but would like to see the bike positioned a little differently. Turning the bike around would also cast the shadow behind it and give it more of a sense of where it's been, than where it's going. Also, if you'd shot the bike from lower down so the mountains were looming behind it instead of beside it, I think you would have gotten a much stronger shot.

Hope this helps!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2014 03:31:23 PM
Would rather have the bike facing into the frame or further left to give it somewhere to go.
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10/06/2014 11:27:17 PM
That had to of been a great ride.!!
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10/05/2014 03:49:14 PM
Must have been a great vacation.
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10/04/2014 04:20:52 PM
your chance to educate the great unwashed with the distinction between a beamer and a bimmer. nice beamer and great backdrop - even tighter crop would have worked me thinks. gl 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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