Sunday, April 15, 2007

Week 15 - Old Rusted Bike (April 15)

My Week 15 image is currently in the voting stages on DPC. It is doing fairly well - Yipeeee!! I will post after the voting has ended. _____________________________________________________________________ April 18

Voting done - 7th place. Not bad. I haven't been in the 6's for a while and it feels good to be in the top ten!

For the bicycle challenge, I felt I needed an in-your-face shot. I figured most of the entries would be of 3/4 to full bike shots and I wanted mine to stand out.The bike really isn't that old, but it had been left outside for a few years. The constant exposer to the elements aged it rather quickly. I flipped the bike upside down and turned the pedals to get a little motion blur in areas.

This was for an open challenge, so there really isn't much post processing. I did run it through neat image a few times and bumped up the saturation on the reds & yellows. I also played with the hue/saturation and used unsharp mask.

I have to admit that I am really proud of this image. It is what I had envisioned from the beginning. That rarely happens.