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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Night shots of bikes at Planetarium

Last night, I managed to get my tripod and camera gear to Planetarium to take some shots of my friends bikes. We came there late, so we were kicked out in less than an hour (it was midnight), so I had not much time to work with different angles and compositions, needed to get a few basic shots of every bike we had there, so here are some very fast edits and basic crops, practically straight out of the camera













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This one is awesome!

thanks, thats my bike

I think I need to cool down the color a bit on this one though
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Wow, really cool. Stan's Speedtona looks friggin' awesome!

Thanks, yes it takes nothing less than Chicago skyline to make it easy on the eyes
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yellow is such a nice color on a bike

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nice pics
i'm surprised they didn't kick you out for being on the sidewalk
that place is a pain in the ass to get to / be at the past few years, always shit going on down there
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+1 It just seems to blend into the skyline.

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Awesome shots Samal, I've wanted this shot for years but with my POS POS it doesn't work.
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thanks, thats my bike

I think I need to cool down the color a bit on this one though
I like the blue tone on that photo, looks cool.

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I like the blue tone on that photo, looks cool.

actually by cooling it down, I meant to add more bluish tint, something like that:



but now, I am not sure
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I think I got it right this time
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Nice shots! I really need to a shoot there.
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Already made that mistake back in 2007...

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Love the blue tone to it!!!

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I see , the upside with me is that a bike will accommodate the title .

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You did, good shot.
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I think I got it right this time
Mixed feelings about that. Cooling it (without the magenta tone) helped it look more realistic, but it added noise to the sky and you lost definition (clean edges).

IMHO, if you get the colors *bang* on, the mind expects everything else to be pretty damn perfect. With the yellow tones of the original, the mind says, "yes, this is a capture", which isn't a bad thing, just a different style/feeling.

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I really prefer cooled down version, but maybe that edit made it a bit flat, I would agree on that

how about this one?

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Great shots, especially with the super still water. Nice!
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great shot..wish it was an r1

real cool
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