PHOTO CRITIQUE by lunatyk

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Posted: Aug 8, 2017 at 22:51 Quote
hey,

sorry for a slow reply, i am away and the internet connection down here is painfully slow...


anyway, welcome to the club! it's good to see another top notch photographer being interested in mountain biking.
must say, your portfolio is very impressive!

back to the photo...

surely, as most of the people, i think this shot is great! big mountain riding over an epic vistas, all soaked in a beautiful sunlight.

this is a personal thing, but i would try crank up yellow colour to make it even warmer. a little more time in colour correction could make this shot nice and vivid. obviously, the light conditions you shot it are pretty hard, but with a bit of lightroom this could be nicely done.

would you be interested in sending me a raw file just to see of what would be my take on this particular photograph?

nonetheless, 9/10. expect it to be a pod really soon! ( :

many thanks for sharing it with us.


entwistlephoto wrote:
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Ridgeline manual through the smokey Whistler valley

Posted: Aug 9, 2017 at 15:29 Quote
Binckbank Tour 2017 - second stage TT Voorburg the Netherlands.

No pod options with the lycra going on but that doesn't matter. Any feedback is more than welcome!

Cheers!

Posted: Aug 11, 2017 at 23:38 Quote
memento-mori wrote:
Binckbank Tour 2017 - second stage TT Voorburg the Netherlands.

i must say that you gave me a serious challenge hahaha

to be honest, i have close to none experience of shooting road bikes events.
however, i have shoot a fair bit of road riding and know something about it.

anyways, this is a good photo, but doesn't stand out much, in my modest opinion.

everything is proper in all technical aspects, the rider is sharp, there's real sense of movement, depth of field is nicely deep... props for doing this in such harsh weather conditions!

but besides technical form this photo is not too interesting. and for me it happens mainly because of your background choice. of course, i am perfectly aware that the spectators area was limited, but i'd still ltry to ook for more 'head-on' angle.

this shot is a text-book photo, in a funny way, too text-book for my taste, if this makes sense...

for example, this photo is way better and much more pleasing to look at.

Binckbank Tour 2017 - second stage TT Voorburg the Netherlands.

i just don't know why do you limit yourself with shooting in 'portrait' mode? i guess it's a personal choice, but action shots look nicer in 'landscape' mode.

Posted: Aug 12, 2017 at 1:47 Quote
Cheers for the feedback, I get your point regarding the textbook remark.

Portrait mode gives me a little bit more room to play with when they approach. These guys are doing around 60km an hour and personally I like to get the the rider and the complete bike on the photo. I don't like cut off wheels etc.

I did shot a few landscape ones as well that turned out nicely imo:

https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/15033482/

For peloton pictures I do use landscape more often since it's a bunch of riders together.

Thanks again!

Posted: Aug 14, 2017 at 9:47 Quote
Sweet! Thanks for the feedback (and the POD!!!)

Interesting on your comment of making the picture warmer... I tend to receive a lot of feedback, mainly from publications, about images being too over processed... I guess there is a difference of when you are actually in the moment, and witness the vibrance and colour of a spot. I am pretty consistent with my warmth and saturation in lightroom, which I guess is something that I could probably get to a slightly more consistent style. As stated - I usually shoot skiing, which is a lot of white!

Here is one where I tried boosting the warmth and colour a bit... Interested on your thoughts.

Summer in the bike park


lunatyk wrote:
hey,

sorry for a slow reply, i am away and the internet connection down here is painfully slow...


anyway, welcome to the club! it's good to see another top notch photographer being interested in mountain biking.
must say, your portfolio is very impressive!

back to the photo...

surely, as most of the people, i think this shot is great! big mountain riding over an epic vistas, all soaked in a beautiful sunlight.

this is a personal thing, but i would try crank up yellow colour to make it even warmer. a little more time in colour correction could make this shot nice and vivid. obviously, the light conditions you shot it are pretty hard, but with a bit of lightroom this could be nicely done.

would you be interested in sending me a raw file just to see of what would be my take on this particular photograph?

nonetheless, 9/10. expect it to be a pod really soon! ( :

many thanks for sharing it with us.


entwistlephoto wrote:
I
Ridgeline manual through the smokey Whistler valley

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