First night shoot - motorcycle - C&C please

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  1. samal

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    Went out to the parking lot at work with my camera and tripod - it was last nice day till April so we rode to work:
    I did a little PP in Lightroom - some images seemed flat to me and I tried to add some texture and light effects in 2 and 5 and 6
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    They all belong in the bikes' brochures. Nice job.
     
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    DITTO!
     
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    Nice shots...........................I just realized now I should have parked my house with the freeway on the background.

    Great shots.

    I think the second picture looks a little blurry though.
     
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    #4 is the best imo. # 2 would be if it were in focus.
     
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    Thanks for the CC, yes, the second pic, while the best by composition came out blurry and no amount of PP could fix it, so I cheated and added contrast to make it look textured a bit :) - I was using manual focus since I could not get good enough AF for some reason - the lens would seek forever or just plane refuse to focus - I was using a fifty. Then I changed to my 18-200 for some wider angle shots and was able to focus better
     
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    Nice Triumph bro. They all came out pretty nicely except for #2 being out of focus. If you are using autofocus, try using manual focus. For low light conditions, sometimes I find it a little tough and a little out of focus using AF.
     
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    What kinds of settings did you use?

    I notice the long exposure on #1
     
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    I think they are all long exposure photos. If not, I don't think he might have been able to expose much of the sky and clouds.
     
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    I like this series a lot, great work. 5# is my fave, great tones. 2# probably shouldn't be in here as it is very motion blurred, though.
     
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    Yes, these are all long exposure shots - 20-30 sec, some at f/8, some f/16 and ISO 200. it was a windy night and the neckstrap was wiggling the camera on a tripod. I did use manual focus on most of the pictures, but it was my first time doing it.

    Thanks for all comments
     
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    amazing shots man, sick bike too. I like number 2 the best
     

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