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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-05
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-23 3:54
Viewed: 3314
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The lone blue bike at the top of the stairs and the cluster of orange bikes down at the bottom suddenly took on very human characteristics.

Composed in Camera, captured in raw, adjusted levels and colour saturation in raw, converted to jpg, selected bicycles in background and boosted colour saturation on them alone, resized, sharpened edges, signed for posting

Many thanks for your visits and for any suggestions for improvement

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To RSK: wow!Silke 1 08-08 06:38
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Hi Silke
Beautiful DOF with its narrow view to show down the street with details but above all the sense of loneliness is felt on the lonely cycle which suits the mood of your title well...
Best Wishes

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-06-23 5:38]

nice composition
good colors
nice lights and shadow
good to see

Hi Silke,
A very nice point of view and composition ,
good perpective of the bike and deep of field,
nice shadow and contrast..
well done.
Michel have a good day.

Someone PLEASE ride me! lol! So good to see you posting again, Silke! Keep it up! I've missed your wonderful photos on this site. This is super sharp! I have a whole gallery of bikes, the best present a kid can get...well...kids our age!.... Seems that the bike is waiting for someone, this photo tells a nice story. I also like the RED, the bit of RED in the taillight...it busts up the cool beiges and blues in the shot!

Hello Silke,
This inspires me to upload a similar image some time. Simple yet very pleasant to view. Well done.

Great shot Silke. Fantastic lighitng and shadows. Crisp detail and wonderful depth. Well done. TFS, Lori

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-07-24 18:20]
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Hi Silke,
When I view your images,I immediately want to see if I can give a critique that could improve it.Most times I can't but now & then I can to my eyes. Then I learn from your reaction ,if I was correct or not,which is always a learning curve in itself.With this image,the light,the bike in the shadows, the clarity of the foreground with the DOF that gradually fades into the background & your title,made it difficult to find anything.I tried a tighter crop,I tried viewing it as a vertical,I tried adjusting the lights & darks
nothing.I cloned out the bicycles in the background, leaving only the main bike & this worked in keeping with your title,but not to really improve the composition.So only logical step,is to say well done TFS

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