Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  

School Bus Demolition Derby by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

October 2020 - School Bus Demolition Derby

About the Image(s)

A traditional Minnesota pastime. Image post processed with PS and Luminar, for the first time. Critique is welcome. As usual. The image was taken with a Nikon D70 fitted with a 18-70 mm Nikkor Lens. The number are: exposure time 1/640; f./5.6; focal at 70mm; ISO 200.

6 comments posted

Regine Guillemin
Interesting Image . I love the color , tone and sharpness .I am not sure I understand the story , sorry. But it doesn't matter . I like the mystery of this image .. something happened and is going to be revealed after the smoke disappear, right? the ground is burned out and there are lot of witnesses so something really happened here ..   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:32:21
Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Regine is an image of a school buses demolition derby, a very popular activity for the Summer various fears around the state. Remember Minnesota is one of the Mid-West corn-belt states.   Posted: 10/07/2020 10:33:46

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the story and action. I think that adding a vignette would increase the impact.   Posted: 10/07/2020 08:39:46
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Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Gabriele, I love this Minnesota pastime and would love to have been there watching. I do like what Art did and never would have guessed the difference in the two imagines by just adding a vignette. The vignette adds lots of mystique. It looks a bit dangerous with all the people on the grounds right where they are racing around and crashing into each other. Fun way to pass the time away photographing the crazy drivers.   Posted: 10/07/2020 18:53:47

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I think this is an interesting image and it demonstrates the importance of properly giving an image a title. To me it is properly focused. The exposure hints of an overcast day. I do like the addition of a vignette. It looks to me like you added a "grunge" effect in post and I like it. I think maybe a slightly slower shutter would have added motion and helped with the story telling. At first glance I thought it was a school bus burning (and it was) but that wasn't the story. Still, an interesting image.   Posted: 10/08/2020 08:30:47

Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Such an interesting photograph, Gabriele. I like results after Art added a vignette, emphasizing the whites and blue of the bus. If it were my image, the only thing I would try to do next is bring out more of the outline of the battered bus. Then it would be easier to see the second bus. It tends to get lost in the white cloud of ?? steam, smoke? I like your picture, it grabbed my attention and I had to look harder to see what was happening.   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:42:09


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