Leo Chow  

Untitled by Leo Chow

January 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

The cameras used was Canon R5 with 100-500 lens, settings are f/5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 3200, WB 5300, 70mm was used to shoot the image. The image was shot at around 4PM in Hong Kong.

11 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
I think you have captured a nice action shot of the rider coming out of the turn. I like the spray of dirt behind the rider giving us a sense of speed and movement. I like that you have the rider moving into the frame and I think you nailed the exposure. I do think a tighter crop or different camera angle would be good here--focus more on the bike rider and try to eliminate the white sign and fence in the background. Nice image Leo.   Posted: 01/09/2022 16:47:04

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
In this image I can see that the dirt is kicked up at the top and would have liked to have seen a slower shutter speed to get the motion in the wheels of the bike. Conversely, you could panned and have the background blurred and the bike in focus implying motion. Since you certainly had the reach with your lens, I would have made the image tighter.   Posted: 01/10/2022 14:16:06

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
In a perfect world I agree with the two above in addition to moving the cone, but you caught the essence and feeling of action and movement. The white sign is most distracting. Hope you do not mind but I tried some quick editing. Wonder what you think.   Posted: 01/14/2022 12:54:51
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Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
  Posted: 01/14/2022 12:58:04
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Leo Chow   Leo Chow
I love the revised photo, how did you do that so well! The revised photo (without the cone and fence) looks much better.   Posted: 01/15/2022 07:03:18
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
  Posted: 01/15/2022 13:20:08

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Composition is very good. The focus is very good. The flying dirt behind the rider adds drama and excitement. I agree with Bruce and Harley about the sign and red cone.   Posted: 01/14/2022 15:07:49

Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
I really like this image. I'm not in the same boat as the rest of my cohorts here, but I tend to see things with photojournalism in mind. I agree the cone is a little distracting, but I like the juxtaposition of the sign in the background. It really gives a twist to the story, and an incredible sense of place. As for the rider and the motorcycle, they're tack sharp, perfectly exposed, and you've caught the height of the action. The composition is solid, the roostertail of dirt actually kind of acts as a leading line, bringing you back to the subject. The colors on the bike and the rider's jersey are perfectly matched with the surroundings. Nice job, Leo.   Posted: 01/15/2022 06:06:00

Leo Chow   Leo Chow
Thanks Harley for the revised photo. I love the revised photo, how did you do that so well! The revised photo (without the cone and fence) looks much better.   Posted: 01/15/2022 07:01:29
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thanks. I did a quick edit just as a suggestion. I copied the wheel from the rear after eliminating the cone. I then cloned to fill in the wheel space. You can see where I copied the piece in. I tried, however, to move the cone elsewhere but could not find a good location. I simply used the creative fill for the sign. I was also torn between removing or leaving the sign, which seems to indicate it is Government land, as Andrew mentioned. It just seemed to detract too much.
  Posted: 01/15/2022 13:24:51
Leo Chow   Leo Chow
Thanks for your feedbacks. I learnt a lot from your reply. Thanks a lot.   Posted: 01/15/2022 21:17:11


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