Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Cyclist by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

January 2020 - Cyclist

January 2020 - Andrew Hersom, PPSA

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January 2020 - Andrew Hersom, PPSA

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About the Image(s)

I discovered this image of a cyclist in my files and although its
technically very poor i thought it interesting enough to have a go at. I
think it was taken from a bus and the cyclist is going along unaware of
the black car coming up behind her. I tweaked the contrast and passed
it through the liquify filter in Topaz. Not sure it works in colour,
maybe better in black and white. Any thoughts or am I really wasting
everyone's time this month?

Happy New Year to you all.

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

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Happy New Year, Andrew. I much prefer the mono version. It simplifies everything, whereas the colours in the main image cause some distraction. The mono version reminds me of a witch, cycling along with a flowing cloak, which I like very much.   Posted: 01/03/2020 04:46:19
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
thanks, I prefer the mono version too   Posted: 01/03/2020 05:04:13

i have to agree on the black and white version too.
I wonder if the radial filter in Lightroom might make a difference to the bike rider. Use two circles, one for the face/top area to draw the viewers eye. And the bottom to bring the bike out darker.   Posted: 01/13/2020 09:26:35
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thanks Jennifer, I agree it needs more work.   Posted: 01/21/2020 06:12:04

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Very impressionistic and I feel it works well but agree that the mono version is the better of the two. In the colour one it is that green streak whick I find a little overwhelming.   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:10:39

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
yup, I agree with the 'others' in that the mono is the better version. Really like what you have created!   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:50:02

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Nice image but I find the green in the color image to be very distracting. I much prefer the mono version.   Posted: 01/29/2020 15:28:43