Marilyn Ross  

Day at the Races by Marilyn Ross

September 2023 - Day at the Races

About the Image(s)

Taken at the Dania bike race in florida in Shutter priority 1/800 , ISO 640, ev +1.3. converted to b/w in Nik silver effect pro 2. Processed in PSCC. Also used topaz denoise and sharpen.

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10 comments posted

Jill Attaway   Jill Attaway
Marilyn - great action shot and love the feeling of movement although you've frozen the action. Nice details on the riders especially the determined expressions. The B/W composition contributes to a gritty/tough emotional feel but I can also envision a more colorful composition of bikes & riders.   Posted: 09/06/2023 12:42:19
Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Thank you Jill. Attached is the color version. Which do you prefer.
  Posted: 09/16/2023 18:47:32
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Jill Attaway   Jill Attaway
Thanks for including the color version. They really evoke different emotions. I think the B&W is more powerful.   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:12:03

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
In this case I have to agree that the black and white version is more dramatic. Love the lines of the riders with each very sharp...Removing the post in the upper right was necessary for the action.   Posted: 09/18/2023 15:26:46
Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Thank you Shirley.   Posted: 09/22/2023 19:50:36

Richard Stauber   Richard Stauber
Being a bike rider myself (however not competitive!), I love this action shot. I agree with decision to make monchrome. There is one tiny thing that I might have tried: I would have cloned the grass to cover the vegetation in the upper right to make a more uniform background.   Posted: 09/19/2023 03:37:36
Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
thank you Richard. Yes I should have cloned the grass on the upper right. Thanks for the suggestion.   Posted: 09/22/2023 19:51:25

Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
I love that you got them all in line and with the same leg positions. The black and white gives off a much different emotion than the color one. I prefer the B&W - great capture!   Posted: 09/24/2023 15:42:48
Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
thank you Julia. I also prefer the B&W.   Posted: 09/24/2023 17:51:27

Alison Fabiny
Hi Marilyn,

I really like this image. (I've been doing some equestrian photography and so hard to get such great focus with moving targets.)
I particularly like the facial expressions you have captured, gives real emotion to the image and dare I say,tells a story.
I also like the B&W image best as I feel the color clutters the image. Just my thoughts :)

  Posted: 09/27/2023 20:25:32