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Snowy Biker | by mortenprom
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Snowy Biker

Hurry home, but take care, it's slippery :)



The snow finally arrived to the Oslo area. The skiers love that, but the bikers don't :)) This guy struggled home risking his life on the slippery pavement :)



- Canon 40D

- Canon 17-55m f/2.8

- RAW converted to DNG

- 1/6 sec at f/2.8 ISO400 55mm (35mm eq: 88mm)


In this shot I experimented with motion blur. To achieve this effect it is necessary to use a slow shutter speed and pan the lens of the camera in time with the motion of the object. The hard thing is to follow you subject when you pan the camera to get the object sharp.

This is not perfect, the biker is too blurry, but I love his bike and the way he struggles through the snow :))


Post Process

Not much, A little work on colors and contrast. I tried to remove the strange field in front of the biker, but didn't get it right :) You're welcome to try :)



Comments and critique are as always welcome.



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Taken on January 16, 2009