He's fast.

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  1. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And he's only 17.

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    Nice panning and composition! I've never tried any motorsports other than motocross which is considerably slower than this. I don't know that I could pull off panning shots like this.

    I love the concentration in his eyes! Probably a good thing that he is concentrating.

    Did you use a high pass filter to sharpen this? It looks like it may have been overdone just a tad or the opacity might be a little too high. Or maybe it's just due to compression for the web. Anyway, it looks good!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Travis
     
  3. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, my first step in post was a high pass filter. I think I may have had the opacity 5-10% higher than it should have been.

    Thanks for the comment, I've been working pretty hard to improve.
     
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    I have a hard time using the high pass filter to sharpen images. I either unerdo it or overdo it all the time it seems. It's very tricky to get right IMO.

    If you have the PSD file still just drop the opacity a little. You are using Overlay as blending mode too, correct? That's what I have always read to use.

    Weird how you can tell the high pass from just an oversharpened image.

    Keep up the great work! BTW - I bet it would still look great as a print.

    Travis
     
  5. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I actually use vivid light for the blending mode, between 40-60%, depends on the image. I also do a couple other things to get the effect I want.
     
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    Maybe I'll have to give that a try. Everything I've read recommends using Overlay but hey, I'm up to learn new tricks! :thumbup:

    Travis
     
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    Has it been cropped, too tight for me
     
  8. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think I cropped a little off the right side. But if the crop is the worst thing, coming from you, I'm ok with that. :D
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Are you going to reprocess it because i may have more to say :lol: just letting you off this time
     
  10. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nope no more Topaz for me. :lmao: Actually trying to learn how to process now.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I do as little as possible to mine ;) sharpening action from FM
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    what is this guys name? does he race ama?
     

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