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Speed demon at Le Tour de France London 2007

One rider on a timed lap. Once the time trials got going this was the only angle I got through the crowd but I thought I'd have a play in PS. It's not perfect but I'm happy with the result after my first try.


I tried the new Quick Selection tool in PS CS3 but wasn't good enough in this situation so I manually selected the rider and all the little holes, added a motion blurred layer of the image, loaded the selection them rubbed over the rider to clear the rider but keep the bg blurred.


What I'm not happy with is the slight "glow" around some edges, e.g. his arms, not sure what I did wrong there, too much feathering? Also I wanted to add radial blurs to the wheels to give them a spinning look but the layers in PS got me confused so I gave up for the moment.


For the best of the Tour de France photos head here.


And for a quick report on the day and the rest of the pics, head over to my .letourdefrancelondon2007 set.


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This photo is part of my .photography set on flickr.













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Taken on July 15, 2007