Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Bikers on A1A by Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

February 2021 - Bikers on A1A

February 2021 - Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

Taken before Covid 19
This is a favourite route for bikers on the weekends leading from Miami to Palm Beach, often chosen for 50 mile charity rides. You will notice that although there are 4 bikers (4 arms) number 2 seems to be lost in a black helmet. I used Topaz adjust to brighten it and added a vignette and a 1 pixel stroke. I am sure one could get some good shots of these bikers but it wasn’t my day.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

David Price   David Price
I like the 4 riders in a row. It looks like they are on a single bike. Overall though I think you have over-processed it. Somewhere between the original and this version is more to my taste. I would also clone out the signs at the back.   Posted: 02/04/2021 12:16:21

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Barbara, I agree with David that the image is a little overprocessed. I don't mind the signs; they should be their to show the way. I would have darkened the entire building in the background. Your composition is very good.   Posted: 02/04/2021 14:26:02

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
I, too really like the composition of the riders. I'm guessing that you used a telephoto to compresses them.I like the crop. The original was a little too wide on the right. The curve of the road is a nice leading line. My only critique is about the processing. I don't think it added to what was already a good image.   Posted: 02/09/2021 09:04:18

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Barbara, I agree with the others on the composition and the overprocessing. In addition to cropping the right side, I think you could crop a little of the left side too. I also cloned out the one sign that stood out after I darkened the BG.   Posted: 02/09/2021 11:52:53
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
yes I think the cropping is good   Posted: 02/10/2021 13:11:28

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
This is an interesting image. The age and the intensity of the lead rider tell a wonderful story of four men "doing their thing". I love it!

To me, Richard's suggestions are excellent. He brings the viewer directly to the point of interest while removing the distractions in the background and minimizing the significance of the signs. Very nice!

  Posted: 02/12/2021 19:11:18

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
The original is a great composition, dominated by the lead rider. Catching a moment like this suggests that you were almost as intense as the guy in front. I can almost hear him grunting.
Richard's cleaning up of him really helps, as does the darker background and cropping. What was a cool capture to begin with is now, I think, really much enhanced.
  Posted: 02/13/2021 22:53:25