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Old 06-05-2007, 06:18 PM   #21
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freeway ones look like parking lot of Greenspoint Mall, looking at 45 with BW8 interchange ramps up in the air. Just a guess though.

My guess is the 59 north and beltway exchange.
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:21 PM   #22
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i like it ...good job!
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:38 PM   #23
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Thanks for the compliments, seems that everyone likes the last pic the best lol.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:40 PM   #24
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nice pics...i like the last pic the most too.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:15 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Z-Unit
My buddy was trying to learn the settings of his camera so the pics posted were the best we got from this time around...hopefully we can get some better pics next time. I ride whether there is sun or not, so taking pics doesn't cut into my riding time.
Unless you have a tripod (so you can get an extended exposure) the only setting that will help you is bumping up your ISO. Either way, it's still not going to lighten up the dark spots enough to do your bike justice. Low light photography can be quite difficult.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:26 PM   #26
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The best pic is the one with your bike on the right hand side of the frame. In photo/video terms it has "leadroom". The bike is pointing left so it has a symmetry in this shot because you allow it (and your eyes) to flow that direction.

In this photo you can see that the camera exposed for the background which is the dominant part of the image and was brighter. As a result, the foreground (your bike) is darker.

To compensate for this you can do a couple of things:
  1. Manually override the exposure settings so that the camera exposes more for the foreground, however this means you background will also get brighter.
  2. Fill the foreground area with light. You can do this using a technique known as "fill flashing" which puts out just enough light from your flash to lighten things up. Or you can do this but using a reflector that bounces the available light from the sun onto your bike. In this case the reflector would probably be the better option because the setting sun is a warmer (redder) light than the light from a camera flash (a brighter blue color). This means your bike would look more naturally lit to match the surroundings.

Hope this helps your friend.
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