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My Harley, new wall hangings

 
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Oct 13, 2013 12:44 |  #1

Looking to refresh my livingroom wall hangings (mostly my own works). Went for a ride yesterday looking for a spot to shoot my Night Train and came up with this. It is processed to be a 18x12. my concern is with the tones and white balance. I was going for a duller look, but what do you think? I hate to spend 10-20 bucks on a photo that i dont like upon arrival. honest opinions please, my skin remains thick. thanks!

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Oct 13, 2013 13:32 |  #2

i think you need to have a tighter crop on the bike and try and lighten the bike up as well. other than i thinks its wall worthy


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Oct 13, 2013 14:08 |  #3

i like the image as said^^^^^it looks a tad dark on the bike also the line/ at the top of the wall is leaning to the left...... try cropping back to the first piller you will still have it in the thirds and it will give the bike more standing within the image


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Oct 13, 2013 15:19 as a reply to  @ RENKEEN's post |  #4

You should reshoot getting more detail in the bike.


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Oct 13, 2013 16:27 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #5

here is a completely different one i shot right before leaving. It is much closer and much more bike-oriented. here is a link to the full res version (external link) I like the "bigger" one, but I am thinking that this one shows enough to still be awesome. it is after all about my Harley.

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Oct 13, 2013 19:50 |  #6

Neither does your Harley justice. Shoot it with some flash off camera if possible. Use a tripod.
What year is it?


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Oct 13, 2013 20:07 |  #7

it's a 2000 Night Train. What I need to do is NOT shoot in bare sunlight. I need a dark, abandoned rail yard at 1 in the morning with a couple distant street lights and such. All I have for OCF is a 600 ex rt, a reflector and some umbrellas/ stands. but something is better than nothing. In the past, some of my best stuff was after the sun went down.


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Oct 13, 2013 22:55 |  #8

I like the bigger bike in the 2nd shot, but...

Night_owl wrote in post #16368581 (external link)
In the past, some of my best stuff was after the sun went down.

That's when I shoot, too, but using the broad light on the horizon to reflect in the chrome, like in this: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16333786&po​stcount=10
OCF won't give you you that same effect.

And look what I used to bring out the chrome here: https://photography-on-the.net …p=16328015&post​count=2047


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Oct 14, 2013 03:24 |  #9

Your Harley doesn't stand out enough.
Maybe if you went back to the wall in shot 1, but placed the Harley closer? That way the Harley would be bigger, and the background slightly blurred.


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Oct 15, 2013 15:57 as a reply to  @ jefzor's post |  #10

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cover371-2 (external link) by Sett N trenZ (external link), on Flickr

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Oct 15, 2013 16:05 |  #11

I do like the location you chose, though I probably would had parked it on the area without the white square. The guys have some great ideas. -Nice bike.




  
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