All posts tagged: BMX

Tweaking Your Images – Tutorial

This last week I have had a few people telling me that images shouldn’t need any editing at all.  I find this such a hard thing to understand, since, from what I can understand, images have been edited since the first images were made when photography first started.  I was surprised to find that the first HDR image was done in the 1850’s, so over 150 years ago.  Even Ansell Adams edited his images, he manipulated them to suit what he wanted.  Yet now, with the age of digital, for the first time, the camera is now supposed to be able to take the perfect image. Then you start reading stuff that digital cameras can’t take images the same way as film did.  I understand this.  When I was using film I would use different films for different types of photography.  You can’t do that with digital cameras.  I have been reading Enmanscamera’s Blog – Kamloops post on 10 tips for to make better prints.  There are a couple of points made about what you need to …

Front Entrance

Report to the Office on Arrival

It’s Saturday and it has been hot and dusty here, well it was at the BMX racing.  It was a relief to come home.  BMX is quite different to other cycling events I have photographed. Back to school today.  This is the front door and this door leads to the office.  Most students would rarely use this entrance, except when they were late and needed a note, or if they had to leave early, that kind of thing. To process this, a HDR image was first created with Photomatix Pro, then I did some simple layers. I only added one blur layer, then masked most of it away.  I added some warmth and did some darkening with the gradient tool.  I’m afraid that I really didn’t do as much as I usually do.  I’m a bit worn out, so I hope you don’t mind. There are quite a few BMX photos to go through yet.  I’m wondering how they’re going to be.  It’s always really hard taking photos when there’s a bright sun.  I might …

Black and White Version

Day 30 – Photo-Vember Ends

It is the last day of the month and I guess the last day of my challenge.  I thought, instead of finding some new photos to post, I was thinking a recap might be nicer.  Actually, I thought I would post some photos again, the ones I loved.  I am going to do five of them.  You can agree or disagree with my choices.  It is all so subjective, and I do love hearing what you all think. My first favourite: This was a surprise for me, if you remember, I didn’t know I had this one until I went looking for it.  It was posted on Day 8. There is that lovely coloured water again.  This morning was so surreal to me.  This is from Day 13. I quite liked the treatment of this.  I enjoyed playing with one image and changing it several ways.  I should try and do that more.  This was from Day 19. Photographing the BMX was fantastic and I just love the photos I got from it.  Really want …

More Abandonment

Day 21 – Just Quickly

I still aren’t home yet, and was planning on putting some BMX photos today, but on the was back to Ballarat yesterday we drove through a town, Costerfield, and went past this. I have no idea how old it is, or anything, but I had to go back and photograph it. The BMX racing in Shepparton was great.  I think I’ve got some good photos but haven’t had time to go through the two and half thousand photos I took.  I got some sunburn, even though I put on sunscreen.  Can’t win sometimes.  Came across a women who was an absolute cow, just because someone carries a camera does not mean they are a friend.  Oh well.  If I get a chance I might post more later.