Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

Tire Wear by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

April 2021 - Tire Wear

April 2021 - Karl Hokanson, EPSA


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Editing included normal cropping, adjusting (not sharpening using clarity and texture instead) then going to Silver Efex and some red filter, high structure harsh and post vignette dark.

3 comments posted

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Karl, good image for monochrome, as the red and green of the driver's helmets are a distraction from what you want to portray. Cars are well placed in the frame and the leading lines of the track lead the eye to the almost-shredded tires (did the leading car lose his right front tire later in the lap?). The rear car does fade somewhat into the background in the monochrome image...but that's okay since we're focusing on the worn tires of the lead car. Only suggestion would be to maybe darken the grass in the foreground somewhat in an arc to the left to better direct the eye. Great action image.   Posted: 04/04/2021 11:17:36

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Good capture and well titled. In my view it needs cropping to bring the tires in to the subject rather than an overall view of the race. You can see the left front and right rear tires are off the ground. Am sure the original would hold detail a little better. I did not feel the second card adds anything to the image.   Posted: 04/04/2021 18:47:41
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Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Karl, I tend to agree with Chuck that a closer crop would work better in terms of focusing on the "subject" - the worn tires on the foreground car. I also prefer the monochrome for it's increased texture (structure) and because there are fewer distractions than in the colour version. I think your low angle of capture works well.   Posted: 04/13/2021 15:49:59


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