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Old 10-31-18, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
some of these are pretty good. I am not a photographer so i wont try to fix anything specific to the image itself, but rather note you may have a case of "Tall Person Photography Problem" or TPPP. In which you are standing with your camera taking a picture (I have this problem and my wife yells at me about it). This seems like the proper thing to do, until you realize that most photos we actually see are taken from about chest or stomach height on us 6'+ types, and those who are actually good use a tripod at various heights and angles to get the proper composition. So id say try experimenting with holding the camera lower, higher, put it on the ground.. etc. Photography really revolutionized the viewpoint when it came along, as before that pretty much everyone just drew what the eye saw... but now you can put your eye in many new places and get a better and more interesting perspective - and composition.
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Tx, totally agree on TP theory. Most of these were taken with the background in mind where the TP can be a benefit. I try to remember to shoot just bikes straight on. My fail with these is the washout and lack of clarity which again is error and incompetence on my part, was hoping this camera would solve some of this.
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Photoshop can help with some of that. sorry for the stupid level of this one, but just to give the idea i did a 20 second job: if you spent some time you could individually adjust regions of the photo as you like..

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Old 10-31-18, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Tx, totally agree on TP theory. Most of these were taken with the background in mind where the TP can be a benefit. I try to remember to shoot just bikes straight on. My fail with these is the washout and lack of clarity which again is error and incompetence on my part, was hoping this camera would solve some of this.
That washed out look is the result of many factor but generally dependent on your camera's dynamic range. Part of the reason why some cameras cost $100 while other cost $3000 -- always shot raw.

There are many solutions but the easiest method may be to simply wait until the sun is lower to the horizon, e.g. the Golden Hour. Another solution would be to add filters.

When you don't have a choice, just keep in mind that to "fix it in post" its better to go too dark than blown out. In either case, as indicated above, applications such as Photoshop and Lightroom can help you regain some of the lost detail.

BTW, the only thing I see wrong with this photo is the nonparallel saddle which is wreaking havoc with my OCD.
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Old 10-31-18, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
That washed out look is the result of many factor but generally dependent on your camera's dynamic range. Part of the reason why some cameras cost $100 while other cost $3000 -- always shot raw.

There are many solutions but the easiest method may be to simply wait until the sun is lower to the horizon, e.g. the Golden Hour. Another solution would be to add filters.

When you don't have a choice, just keep in mind that to "fix it in post" its better to go too dark than blown out. In either case, as indicated above, applications such as Photoshop and Lightroom can help you regain some of the lost detail.

BTW, the only thing I see wrong with this photo is the nonparallel saddle which is wreaking havoc with my OCD.
Tx,I get ya on the saddle tilt, but the backside dictates what it will be and that was it. I am going to swap that original out for a new one that I have and need to break in more to save the other one. We'll see but they have been ending up like that most of the time lately.
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Old 11-01-18, 12:21 PM
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Some really, really nice photography here.

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This bike has its shifters mounted on the head tube. They interfere with the bare brake cable, and lock the front wheel when turned 90 deg. I don't need a stand. Picture taken with a "travel cam" - small but with a long zoom.

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Fast Freddie Markham, racing the Gold Rush at Montague, CA. 35 mm film camera, and a scanned print. I panned the shot.
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Old 11-04-18, 12:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure I shot this pic with an iPhone 5S.
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This one breaks a lot of the "rules", but many people have responded favorably anyway; I defer to them:



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There is a warm spot in my heart for Colnago bikes. There may be some rule breakage here, but this remains a beautiful shot of a beautiful bici. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Beautiful pictures by all. Personally, I don't 'focus' much these days on taking pics, but here's one from some years ago, call it - where's waldo?! Mercedes anthracite grey 1982 RRB with red Tufo tubular clinchers, during autumn hiding in a Japanese garden. Canon dirty lense (and now broken) point and shoot.

Where is the bike?
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Old 11-04-18, 08:19 PM
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Bicycle pics can be inspired by an epic ride, the loving admiration of the bike, beauty of its build, or just the pure excitement of a new find. Other pics are composed to show the backdrop; inspiring adventure. And yet others depict the artful way that the bicycle fits into our culture. Whatever it may be, I'm always inspired by the forum member's passion of showing their rides. It's the pics that keep me coming back. So for new users - know we need to see pics!!



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Does of me, not by me count?


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Best Pic ...


The best I've been able to do ...
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The Keith Haring Laser in Antonio Colombo's office.


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I have a lot of photos of my bikes but these are some of my favorite bike. It's have some changes since these shots and the Canon 650d has been sold. I have a 6d now
Some picture quality is lost loading them on this site







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Originally Posted by ItsTimeToBike View Post
Bicycle pics can be inspired by an epic ride, the loving admiration of the bike, beauty of its build, or just the pure excitement of a new find. Other pics are composed to show the backdrop; inspiring adventure. And yet others depict the artful way that the bicycle fits into our culture. Whatever it may be, I'm always inspired by the forum member's passion of showing their rides. It's the pics that keep me coming back. So for new users - know we need to see pics!!


Several years ago, I was on an early morning ride- as I was riding along, I look and see this big, open expanse- there’s some trees and there’s this bird sitting in the middle of the air. I mean, literally “sitting.” (Or “standing” or “perched” whatever). But he looks like he’s not sitting on anything- just sitting. He’s like 15-20 feet under some power lines going overhead. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how he was just sitting there- the best I could come up with, there was a string or something dangling down from the power lines... no... that wasnt’ it.... I don’t know how long I was looking at that bird- until I figured out there was a telephone line strung up, the poles looked like trees, the black line was concealed in the shadows because the contrast of the bright morning sunlight and the odd angle and the darkness...

So now, that’s a favorite picture spot- it’s hard to get the bikes to stand up there- it does look nice there, but really, it’s just because of that encounter there that I take the pix there.
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55/Rad posted a lot of bikes back in the 2004-2007 era.
But a lot of the old photos are no longer hosted, gone.

Threads with photos:
1990 Daccordi
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Waterford etc
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Studio lighting:



The studio, borrowed after hours. That's how you get highlights! Long, but diffuse light sources.


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Great images!!

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I photographed over 50 bikes for the book "Japanese Steel: Classic Bicycle Design from Japan" and the hardest part for me was the more you photograph a bicycle, especially in a studio setting, the more difficult it becomes to see it differently and visually interesting. Here's a view images of a 1973 Fuji TF Special that was presented in the book.

All the images were shot with a Canon 5DS, 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, ISO 100







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