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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:37 pm 
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The silhouette or the one with more detail?

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The silhouette for me - I'd crop it so you have that great sky but less of the dark land.... :)
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hairyfrog wrote:
The silhouette for me - I'd crop it so you have that great sky but less of the dark land.... :)
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I like the silhouette too. The one with more details has some very odd colors... :?

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I also prefer the silhouette, and definately better now its cropped. :)

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Thanks :D

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Yes that's spot on! Nice shot :)

It makes me feel like watching ET :wink:

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Yep, the cropped silhouette for me too!

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Yep, the cropped silhouette for me as well, looks great. Nice action shot by the way.

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the first one but might be better if you have off camera strobes in light stand to light the biker.

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I'm going to have to go with the cropped silhouette shot as swell

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the cropped silhuette is awesome

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AndreasNorway, I've taken a gamble in hoping that you wouldn't mind my editing your images. Below is an amalgamation of your two with a re-crop (to pull it towards behaving like thirds), showing a 3rd way.

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It's a very quick job with layers, and then reimagining a faux Y-lighting set-up. I'm not entirely happy with my edit, but hopefully it illustrates another path that you might wish to pursue. Personally I'd prepare the image this way before any tone mapping.

Given your original images, let me be the first to say that I prefer the 2nd one, but more so if you didn't tone map it (hence the "odd colours" that Burun described). The context saves the image from being dull, which the silhouette excludes and results in no foreground interest or real context.

I'm sure the others have their reasons for liking the silhouette, but I don't because of this lack of context and the overall boredom of subject.

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Thanks photoj, I don't mind the editing at all, I really appreciate those kinda posts to help me progress :)

Now I do agree with your cropping and giving more detail to the biker. However I wouldn't have added that lighting thing behind him. This is only because I want the picture to represent reality while looking cool. So I do think that it looks better, but I didn't take the picture of it. Obviously it's completely individual if you like it or not. I am still very much a newbie to photoshop and I'm still not very comfortable with working with layers, but I'll try more stuff like that in the future :)
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