Image taken Friday, January 18, 2013. Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

The riders ride in packs this early in the morning. There is a bike path, but the big packs tend to ride on the road.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX01
Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.6-16.8mm (28-102mm equiv) f/2.8-5.6 @ 4.6mm
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/5.6, ISO 80 (0/100)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. Exposure +0.35 stops, clarity +60
  3. Graduated filter from top to bottom of frame, exposure -1.5 stops - to darken the sky a bit

The wash-up:

This is exactly the shot I was after. I've wanted to take a shot like this for a few years now!

What would you do?

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