Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Ottawa river
Date: May 13, 2008
Galleries: Sports, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008
|I did this panning from a moving car. What I like about it is the impressionist effect of the water being seen through the vegetation. I also like the contrast with the biker whom has nothing in common with impressionists' models.
In the original picture, the bike was going in the left direction. I swithed it and croped it close to the right side to give the feeling she is leaving from the scene, hence the title "enough with the impressionists" to which I could have added "I'm out of here". It is a bit of a statement about woman's liberation and a "clin d'oeil" to Marcel Duchamps' Nude Descending The Stairs.
For the overall composition, I chose a stripe (green, blue, green) leaving more green in the bottom, again to accentuate the leaving position of the biker (she is slighly moving up). But I realize now that the bottom green is not quite in the same impressionist style as the middle part, and takes to much space compare to it, as a frame that would be too heavy. If I could resubmit, I would cut the bottom green, leaving a third or even just a forth of it.
Thank you in advance for your comments.
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