Noël Bonné  

Lucinda by Noël Bonné

November 2021 - Lucinda

About the Image(s)

last weekend of september we had a very sunny day,
took my gear to the world-cyclocross here in my village Zonhoven,
a picture during the ladies race of the current world champion

Canon FF, 1/500 sec, ISO 100, ⨍5.6, 400mm
Only a minimal crop

using the new LR masks darkened the background - to darken de white blood top left

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Great action shot of the cyclist.
Lovely and sharp and background nicely blurred. Really captured the look of concentration on her face.
I think it would be good to try and tone down the light area top left of the image as it is draws the eye away from the main subject.
Well done.   Posted: 11/02/2021 08:31:11
Noël Bonné   Noël Bonné
Thanks, will look at it for the next time!   Posted: 11/02/2021 10:42:21

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Noël, you got a good capture of this biker. sharp and you can see her exertion and determination. I personally would like to see other bikers and get a context, and see other bikers too. As for this biker alone, good job. I would lighten the upper left, and more importantly I suggest you darken a lot the three light holes in her helmet, two being the top of her head. I like that you cropped from the top.   Posted: 11/02/2021 19:37:32

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
I think this is a great action shot of the biker! You can definitely see the exertion in her face which helps to make this an intense looking shot. I find the white blob in the upper left distracting. I'd get rid of that. Otherwise, I think it's a great action shot!   Posted: 11/04/2021 16:49:49

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
This is a very well lighted, sharp action image. I like it very much.   Posted: 11/04/2021 20:18:48

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Noel has re submittd his image having used LR masking to remove BG. Unable to change from the original image so having to do it via a comment .   Posted: 11/08/2021 10:07:42
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Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Looks better. I would still darken the top spot in the helmet, and I would either clone the background or darken it even more. Since it has not identifiable shape, it it just distracting wondering what it is. you could also take it to photoshop and use content aware and get some more, the elbow, in your shot, and on the left too, if you were to find that desirable. Glad to see you working the pic.   Posted: 11/08/2021 10:43:24

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Regarding the background you can also try using the mixer brush and carefully blend the surrounding colors over the white spot on the top left. If your mixing blends over into any part of the helmet, just use a hard round brush and erase off the spill. Your background is so nicely blurred, this could work well.   Posted: 11/08/2021 22:22:00