Leafy Photography wrote in post #16328041
I would fix the burning in the tires on the first picture and add more contrast to them both. The composition admittedly is boring.
The darker tires aren't noticeable in the prints, but I see what you mean here, so I'll fix that on the web images. As for the composition being boring, it's meant to be without anything else in the image taking away from the bike. He wanted two views showing the details & I don't know of any other way to do that in two shots. If he'd asked for four shots including the front & back views, then I could have used a WA lens to add some interest.
JTW_Jr wrote in post #16328458
The chrome looks good, the rest of it seemed to have a " haze" look to it. Definitely needs more contrast.
I had the same though when I saw the prints, but am not sure how to do that without losing the detail in the saddlebags, seat, & tank. It's one reason why I added the black border because the lighter forum background makes the bike look darker as we see here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=2415343&postcount=30
The histogram looks pretty flat, though, so I'm going to have to find a way to pump it up a little.
Interesting front end choice. Do you know if the fork tubes are stock length or shortened with custom triple trees ?
I wish I could answer that, but it will have to wait until I see him again in about 6 weeks.
The owner is a machinist & I suspect that he took two trashed bikes & made one good one from them.
Thanks for the comments!