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Leaning into the turn


Leaning into the turn
Photo Information
Copyright: Kent McCorkle (KMCC) (53)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-27
Categories: Event
Camera: Canon 1D MkIIN, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III USM, UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 19:40
Viewed: 1493
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken at the Meehan's Cycling Classic in Marietta, Georgia this past summer.
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Here's something you could try for yourself at home.
While this is a sharp action shot, it is 'frozen' and there is no sense of speed. I can't do much about that with limited pp skills. However, here's what I did in an edit.
While groups of three objects are usually preferred, I found this group too busy.
Try a crop from the left to just behind the second rider and down from the top to just above the first rider's helmet.
Now, we have accentuated the space that a moving object needs to move into, if you follow that 'rule', by 'creating' more space on the RHS. At the same time, we have created a stronger visual.
I then added a big fat black frame and felt much better.
Any questions - frames, for example, Just get back to me?

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