IÔÇÖm a fan of lights in general, and I particularly like the over-exposed look if itÔÇÖs to show more details of the subject matter.
Next, can you take a shot with the Christmas Beemer next to a cozy fireplace with presents by the tires?
Like several of the others, this is a creative concept that works well.
The second is more of a bike shot and the blacks are really rich and nice. Perhaps if it were lit a bit more like the first one. (I know you're probably going to tell me they're the same. They are both great.
The reflections in the windows are actually candle lights. We have them in the windows of the house, and I thought I would be cute and put them in the shed, too.
(Yes, I need to shovel the walkway again…)
I think tomorrow I may try zooming way out and taking it in portrait. The idea being to make the cozy shed seem a more remote and precious sanctuary.
It’s funny… I really only took the shot as a sarcastic complaint that the shed is the motorcycle’s unfortunate home for the holidays. I never thought I’d be freezing my butt to simulate a BMW nativity.
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John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
'09 K1300S 'Zoot' (Wicked, bad, naughty, evil, Zoot!)
'96 K1100LTA 'Dusty'
'94 K1100LT 'Desert' (the horse with no name)
Since you have a “classic” K, I think she deserves to be seen. It’s almost like a portrait of the motorcycle.
(Thanks for letting me abuse your photos…)
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Easy if its an R50 (aka airhead) just turn it upside down and shake vigorously!
(or you could just remove the tank, its what? all of two little tumb screws? but what fun is that? )
Once when we were putting a driveshaft back together on a /5, one of the strech bolts at the universal end fell down into the driveshaft housing, Yikes!
Then, since there were three of us, we just lifted up the rear end of the bike and shook vigorously and the littlle sucker came right out! Ha Ha!
kinda like lifting up the rear end of old VW bug when someone is about to take off,,,,
good prank that is
Sometimes simple REALLY is better...
Ya gotta have some big balls to do this.....(well at least one anyway!)
focus is a bit soft but that's seems to be more an issue of the surface of the xmas ball is not very smooth, its plastic and as such somewhat bumpy
I did three series at different zoom levels but can't decide which I like best.
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