Karen Harris  

Don't Fall On Me! by Karen Harris

September 2023 - Don't Fall On Me!

About the Image(s)

I took this photo just last evening while watching the sunset at a local lake. I sat across the lake from the dam and then had my lens at 300mm. I set the exposure to +7 and otherwise shot on automatic. In photoshop I increased the saturation and changed the hue to a bit more red. I shot seven shots of this biker coming across the dam and happened to get this on right in the middle.

9 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Very nice image Karen. Excellent composition and exposure, even to have a rider with hat, great leg separation and no merging with the sun.   Posted: 09/06/2023 16:31:13

Elaine Miller
I like the silhouette. To me, the sun and sky do not look natural, but this may have been the look you were going for. For my rendition in Photoshop: Using a brush with the sun selected, I added a hint of yellow to the sun. Then selected the sun and put it on a separate layer, used a gaussian blur to soften the edges. I then selected the rider and ground by using color range. Moved that selection up so the rider was in the sun, and cropped.   Posted: 09/09/2023 09:15:40
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Karen Harris   Karen Harris
I did this one for real a couple of years ago.   Posted: 09/12/2023 14:32:24
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Elaine Miller
  Posted: 09/12/2023 14:34:27
Ron Spencer   Ron Spencer
I really like the image and the edits you did. It got me to wondering: Could a camera actually capture such an image natively with such extreme backlighting? Could one's own eye perceive so much dynamic range? I don't know the answers. Regardless, the effect is great.   Posted: 09/12/2023 19:02:48
Karen Harris   Karen Harris
In Nebraska this summer we had several weeks of smoke haze first from Canada forest fires and then from Kansas crop burning. This makes for some beautiful sunsets that will look unnatural to some people that are not used to that.   Posted: 09/12/2023 19:18:50

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Really well photographed - like the concept a lot. Colours are great and it's sharp.
If this were my image I would crop about 10 to 15% off the left, to move the subject away from near the middle, and would also put a very small white border around it.   Posted: 09/12/2023 09:17:23

Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Super image Karen beautiful simplicity.   Posted: 09/16/2023 15:25:45

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Karen, You sure have more patience than I do! Well done as id the other one you posted. I wouldn't have a clue how to do what Elaine did! Great color and composition, but I agree with Gunter about cropping on the left.   Posted: 09/18/2023 12:51:50


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