Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Racer 373 by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

November 2019 - Racer 373

About the Image(s)

Racer 373

A larger bike this time - I didn't see any Harleys during the racing (I am
sure several of you will be very disappointed - sorry about that).

The original has pleasant blurred wheels which I think is preferable to the
static effect. The image was treated using the Eliott TT Quad Toned filter
in Topaz with a bit of fiddling of filter settings. I like the pink effect
which is, of course, totally false.

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

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Great colors and composition. In a perfect world , I would like to see some indication of movement/speed.   Posted: 11/11/2019 14:36:35

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
A better bike than last month, and I like the Topaz effect that you have used. As Mark has said, I would like to have seen some speed, which would still be possible by using a speed filter.   Posted: 11/13/2019 02:01:58

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
I like it and slowly I think Topaz is a programm I need to play with too ;-). I can't say,if giving "speed" in this picture, would work better. I think with theses colors the picture fits this static state condition well.
Maybe you can give an example like Mike recommends?
  Posted: 11/15/2019 22:48:58

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
I'm not a motor bike fan so the type does not influence my reading of the image. Personally I do not think the treatment here is as effective as your very bold effort last month. Perhaps it is all that orange effect that distracts me. You have used another Topaz filter I have not come across - it is a real treaure box for us.   Posted: 11/16/2019 03:50:13

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I prefer the previous month's effort too but I thought this was a different take on this kind of subject. The front wheel is clearly blurred due to a slowish shutter speed. A speed effect might well improve it, though, I'll investigate when I've got some time. Thanks.   Posted: 11/16/2019 09:43:59

Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
I like the pink effect & effect on this. I wonder if it fits into the retro category, anyway, that's what it makes me think of. So, it could make for an ad with words in the left negative space.   Posted: 11/17/2019 06:21:11

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 95)
Overall, I think this effect works well. While it might be interesting to see something to give more movement to the image, I'm more concerned with the composition, which is crowding the bike some. I add a bit to the canvas on theleft and bottom to give the bike some room to move into. What do you think?   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:07:20
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