The Blurred Biker Project

Stevie Mancini

Joined February 2008

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Artist's Description


’ rules can be broken, in the name of art ’

In the wonderful world of Photography we have rules. These rules are put in place to create the pervect picture. Lighting, composition, sharpness, colour, tonality, subject etc. Sometimes these rules can be broken to create and effect!!

This work you see here have a good few broken rules.

The one that stands out the most in this work is the Panning. Notice in my other Biking pictures that the riders are pin sharp and the surroundings blurred. In this work, the rider is also blurred. ’ broken rule 1 ’

Were you see the sharpest point in this work is the forks on the bike. The rules will have you making sure the rider, especially his face and eyes are to be sharp. ’ broken rule 2 ’

The highlights are over-exposed and the midtones/shadows and under-exposed. Both not showing any detail. ’ broken rule 3 ’

The red on the riders top is burnt, over saturated!! ’ broken rule 4 ’

The composition could be better. I could have stepped back a few feet and included more of the Northshore wooden obstacle, giving the viewer and idea of were the rider was coming from, and going!!! ’ broken rule 5 ’

So why dont i bin it? In my eye, i have created and effect by breaking these rules. I have created a sense of speed, added deep contrast and gave emotion to an otherwise ’ throw it in the bin ’ image.

The broken rules work well. The over-saturation, the deep tones, the over and under exposed light and shadows, the composition and finally the sharpness throughout the image!

This is art, this is my Art!!!

Camera settings >>

Exposure time >> 1/20sec
Aperture >> F/4.2
Focal length >> 34mm
ISO >> 200
Metering Mode >> Pattern
Flash >> no flash ( hence the reason its not sharp on the rider )

Post Processing

It was shot in RAW and later converted in Photoshop CS2. Adjustment made were Levels, Curves, Dodging and Burning, Hue/Saturation and finally Reduce Noise. Reduce Noise was added at 100%.

The location :: Ewok Village, Glentress Mountain Bike trails, Scotland.

Thanks for taking the time to look and read about how this image was made and why!


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