Pana GH - German Speed Demon - Bonneville Salt Flats

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Maverick_
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Pana GH - German Speed Demon - Bonneville Salt Flats
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BMW K1300S

GH1 - 14-140 - See in "original"

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ProPhotoDude
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Maverick_ wrote:

BMW K1300S

GH1 - 14-140 - See in "original"

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Maverick, Your talents are clearly wasted on this forum.  These guys are simply of the pet image variety.

This is one of the most beautiful two wheel images I have seen.  Simply amazing!

Maverick_
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ProPhotoDude wrote:

Maverick_ wrote:

BMW K1300S

GH1 - 14-140 - See in "original"

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Maverick, Your talents are clearly wasted on this forum. These guys are simply of the pet image variety.

This is one of the most beautiful two wheel images I have seen. Simply amazing!

THANKS! But I think most of them just go to bed at 9.  It's too late for them.

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grumpyolderman Senior Member • Posts: 1,085
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Great shot, looks like you got the bike there with a helicopter, lack of tracks and that, great background and colour of sky

JL

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Holy cow, what a cruel Lady......

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Maverick_
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grumpyolderman wrote:

Great shot, looks like you got the bike there with a helicopter, lack of tracks and that, great background and colour of sky

JL

Thanks very much.  shot with the 14-140, but with a remote flash.  So the bike is being lit from the front angle, while the camera is shooting from its side.

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rkeller Senior Member • Posts: 1,066
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Maverick_ wrote:


BMW K1300S

If you are looking for a critique, the scene has potential, but seems to lack the necessary "pop".

  • The composition is problematic: horizon line cutting through handlebars is very distracting.
  • The lighting coming from camera right leaves the rear part of the bike too much in shadow.
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ToddyAM Forum Member • Posts: 57
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Maverick

I really liked your last Ducati and BMW photos but this is on another level for me.

Fantastic location and a brilliant bike photo. It could be be on a magazine.

You are really making great use of the GH1 and showing what great output it's capable of.

Paul

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rkeller wrote:

Maverick_ wrote:


BMW K1300S

If you are looking for a critique,

No, I am not looking for critique.  Unless from a professional photographer who specializes in shooting vehicles.  I am just sharing.  Your comment about horizon and handlebar has no merit.

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ToddyAM wrote:

Maverick

I really liked your last Ducati and BMW photos but this is on another level for me.

Fantastic location and a brilliant bike photo. It could be be on a magazine.

You are really making great use of the GH1 and showing what great output it's capable of.

Paul

Thanks very much. Basically even if the output from the GH1 stills aren't up to the big dogs, Photoshop can level the field.  No big set up on this one, all guerrilla style.

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ProPhotoDude
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All things considered it's extremely impressive
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ToddyAM wrote:

Maverick

I really liked your last Ducati and BMW photos but this is on another level for me.

Fantastic location and a brilliant bike photo. It could be be on a magazine.

You are really making great use of the GH1 and showing what great output it's capable of.

Paul

I agree Paul.  Considering that it's a guerrilla project (1 man, no special gear), it's one of the best motorcycle shots I have seen. And I shoot vehicles professionally.

Normally projects like these, exotic locations, expensive machines, print use, require a team of people.  At least one or two just to hold reflectors, and additional lights on stands.  For one man operation, that I think he traveled there on that BMW, so add limited luggage to the list, this is just incredible.

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s_grins
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Well, this miracle of civilization make me very hesitant to say why I do not like it.

Probably, it is framing: I'd left less of background on the left and made it more tight

Probably, it is background by itself

But mostly it is light, that looks very unnatural here, looks more like a in-house painted decoration with artificial light

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grumpyolderman Senior Member • Posts: 1,085
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somebody said the bike should be maybe framed so the handlebar does not collide with the horizon, agreed, but the (agressive&artificial) light makes "it" (manmade, the only manmade item on the picture)  stand out to me a lot better and the forward looking framing , to me, indicates its purpose, speed and movement, and I am not even a fan of BMW, guess what a Ducati could have looked like here?

JL

s_grins
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I'm talking about that this photo IMHO is made as a production shot inside the pavilion with painted backdrop, and artificial studio light.

And what are you talking about?

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