I like the shot as is. I think her riding with arms spread just like that would scream "Passion" but you are right the chance of crashing goes up. Somehow in my head this was a set up marketing type shot for a specific reason as opposed to an unplanned grab. Nice catch and way to be quick with the camera.Photo-John said:You mean riding with her arms up like that? Or just riding? She probably would have crashed if her arms were out like that. This was an unplanned grab shot that I liked but wasn't sure what to do with. The black and white treatment started to make it meaningful.
Cool pic. Unplanned shots are often very nice.Photo-John said:This was an unplanned grab shot that I liked but wasn't sure what to do with. The black and white treatment started to make it meaningful.
If it was a planned shot it would be much more balanced and polished and probably the background would be different. She just stretched while I was either putting my camera away or taking it out. I put it together with the scene in my mind, saw the potential, and got the shot. I've been looking at it for a few weeks now and just yesterday had some idea of what to do with it.FrontRanger said:Somehow in my head this was a set up marketing type shot for a specific reason as opposed to an unplanned grab. Nice catch and way to be quick with the camera.
For me, the other two are about color. The first one needed the color removed so that it became more about the gesture.slippy_luv said:Nice and clear picture.Those other shots would look really good too formatted in sepia or black and white.
That's true. But most great mountain bike photos involve a session with a carefully set up camera, well-composed scene, and about 20 run-throughs by a good rider. There are exceptions, but perfection usually requires repetition. Most of the time I need to tune up my shot and the rider takes a few runs to tune up their riding.[email protected] said:In my opinion, that is the essence and art of photographing moving objects... it's all about perfect timing.