Debasish Raha  

Biker on the bridge by Debasish Raha

April 2021 - Biker on the bridge

About the Image(s)

Fog was dense in the morning that day. I saw the arches of the bridge and thought it would provide a good framing for someone crossing the bridge. I waited on the other side of the bridge for a runner or a biker to go over.

Tech: ISO-25, F/1.8, 1/250sec

5 comments posted

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hello Debasish
There are many foggy days in your city, fortunate to have a climate that allows you to have different environments in the same place, in this city that I live every day they are the most (atmospheric speaking).
The virtue of the photographer is the patience to wait for the right moment.
There is something in the composition that does not quite convince me, I do not know if it is the vertical format, if the cut of the electric tower, if so many lines in different directions or if so much land in the foreground.
For the rest, both the conversion, the moment, the reflection, the fading of the background are charming.   Posted: 04/05/2021 09:15:39

Dirk-Olaf Leimann   Dirk-Olaf Leimann
Hello Debasish
an interesting image with a lot of mid gray scales, could it be, that, if the very black foreground with high contrast is changes to also mid grey that this does not take anymore so much attention and that the focus goes more to the biker?   Posted: 04/13/2021 06:39:26

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Debasish I really like the tonal quality of this image and the capture of the lone bicyclist. I feel that that is the image and the lower section is unnecessary. I cropped it and dodged the bottom too try to keep my eye from falling down to the bottom. Great composition.   Posted: 04/15/2021 03:06:51
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Debasish, a very complex scene, and I am saying this in a good way: as Dianne pointed out, the bottom (ground) is a bit bothersome as it may relate to Club or even Artistic type photographic rules, but from the standpoint of Documentary-Art, I think it sits well, even if I wish (less) bottom ground was in the frame.

If you do not live too far from this location, I would like you to re-work the scene, but I still feel your (inclusion) of all the different shapes, lines and grey-scale tone are engaging. Work the location beginning early or late and see what else you can present us. Very creative/complex "through the lens" composition!   Posted: 04/16/2021 14:47:04

Cecilia Clark   Cecilia Clark
Debasish, I like your image of hard edged lines going so many directions that are then softened by the fog and the bike rider's shape and the round tires. Beginning from the image's bottom, a zigzag line begins at river's edge, continues with the pedestrian bridge's reflection, to the next shoreline, and around the point of the shoreline where the viewer's eye travels along the bridge's curving support and returns to the center of the image. I do agree with some of the group's suggestions that the bottom shoreline is too dark for the rest of the image. I tried my hand at reworking the image to lighten the closest shore and I used an adjustment brush along the bottom rail of the pedestrian bridge to darken the blacks. I also reduced the overall brightness some. Your vertical image cuts off a portion of the bridge's supporting curve lending a little tension to an otherwise calm composition. If you do this in a horizontal format, I'd keep the bottom lines and reflections. There is a lot to discover in this composition.   Posted: 04/18/2021 15:58:56
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