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photographer Pekka Saarinen.
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Spring's Here!

In the first warm days of spring you'll see hundrend of motorcycles appearing from the garages and see their first light after the winter. The bikes are polished with care and the proud owners cruise the boulevards slowly and with dignity. The guy who owned this bike asked for a light for his cigarette (did not have any, don't smoke any more), and I asked if I could take a few photos of his bike (if you see this: thanks!). The model of the bike was Suzuki Intruder LC VL1500. This photo was taken a minute before sun set. There is something in this picture which made me want to add it to this gallery: maybe it's the gentle color like you were in an old english county road, or it's the strong Depth-of-Field effect and the unconventional angle (it does not look like a bike at first sight). ISO 100 was used by a mistake: I wish there was a way to set your own reboot preferences for the camera (so that it would reboot on certain settings, not the previous settings). I did a Median filter for the original image before resizing which helped to tame the ISO noise a bit.


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very good work, very good eye for the shot that crys to be taken! i have the 10d,1ds, and a few others but for all around take it quickly the `10d seems like an everyday camera. keep up the great work pekka ps: i still would like to own another valpen volvo c202 loved that vehicle, i drove while in finland and sweden in the 1980's, goes anywhere snow or not. dr. dale


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dr. dale , United States
02/17/05
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this photo actually gave me the feeling of a very good idea:) thank you! as i am on the beginning of my photohraphy assignment about still life and abstract. I actually like all those photos that taken by foreigner as their lifestyle are different from my country


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carol , Malaysia
05/05/04



hide photo detail info photographer: Pekka Saarinen | shooting date: 04/29/01 | country: Finland | location: Helsinki | in gallery: Seven months with Canon G1 | categories: Still Life, All | shutter speed: 1/40s | aperture: f/2.5 | ISO: 100 | lens: Canon G1 inbuilt lens @ 21mm (102mm in 35mm film SLR) | camera: Canon G1
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