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Tour of California2

Tour of California2
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-05-21
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-20 12:48
Viewed: 808
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been playing with this image in color and black and white and find that the vintage look of the black and white works well and resembles the old time shots of the Tour de France.

This image is a composite of three or four images. The first set of images was to create a background free of cyclists or motorists. Using a 135mm lens this took three images stitched together.

The riders and the motorcyclists were then separated from another image eliminating other cars and motorcyclists. This image was then placed into the background image.

The final image was converted to black and white using NIK's Silver Efex Pro.

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Boa noite Rogerh
As always a new great shot and a new theoretic lesson.
Awesome depth, shades and tones.
Many thanks,

  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-20 22:36]

The b/w tones do add much, especially with their shadows.

stv ;o))

Ola Roger
The result is a great scene with a strong B/W and mood.
um abrašoteresa

Hi Roger
artistic B&W image. sharp lines and fine contrast. well composed and framed.

I think I like this image in B&W especially with the Golden Bridge. Awesome capture of those bike riders. Great pov and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-05-21 11:27]

Great photo of the famous bridge combined with bikers an motorcyclists, well done

Hello Roger, I do admire your skills at photography. This is a carefully thought out composition.I like the placing of all the action in the bottom half of the picture, with an almost empty bridge in the bg.
The b/w is perfect.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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