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The bicycle commute by Lou McLove

July 2021 - The bicycle commute

July 2021 - Lou McLove


About the Image(s)

I took this image of a woman and boy commuting by bicycle early one morning in Trinidad, Cuba. Each day that I was there I got up early as there was a great deal of early morning activity. Often I had to shoot under very low light conditions but overall I liked the results.

This image was taken with a Canon 6D, Tamron 28-300mm lens at 73mm. ISO 6400, 1/80 second at f 7.1. Unfortunately I cut off a bit of the front tire which I find distracting. I cloned a bit of a tire from another image of these riders. What do you think about my PS cloning work? I think it is somewhat better than the original but I'm not sure.

9 comments posted

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Honestly hadn't noticed the wheel. I was impressed with the muted colors of the walls and the perfect blends of the people on the bike. Such a natural morning in what I would imagine a morning in Trinidad to be and the colors to be like. Beautiful Lou.   Posted: 07/04/2021 21:56:57
Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Thanks Marianne, it was a wonderful place to visit.   Posted: 07/05/2021 17:00:12

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Love the color palate, the cloning works because unless you draw attention to it you don't notice the work but the image is much improved with the full wheel.   Posted: 07/08/2021 01:54:56
Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Thanks for the comments Jill.   Posted: 07/08/2021 07:10:34

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Good eye and you captured the kid having fun. I was finally able to get the images published corrrectly. The retouching did work very well.   Posted: 07/08/2021 09:16:07
Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Thanks Chuck. I think the retouching was worth the effort. The original told a nice story but I think the modified version is a keeper.   Posted: 07/08/2021 10:18:03

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I like the story value in this image. The subject is well captured and the coloring is nice.   Posted: 07/08/2021 19:32:51


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