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Dirt Bike

Dirt bike

Tucked away in a cold, dark, damp room, locked behind an iron gate somewhere under the streets of Hastings sits this old bike (and a couple of others). Well hidden, most people wouldn’t even notice its existence, save for the keen eye of an exploring photographer. 😉

I wasn’t expecting to find anything like this so I wasn’t set up for working in really dark conditions…No tripod. There was, however, just enough light to shoot handheld with the ISO pushed to 800. Noise is obviously evident and this would, undoubtedly, annoy some people but taking clean crisp images is not what my work is all about. To me, atmosphere and emotion far outweigh a camera’s image quality capability. Not that there’s anything wrong with that either, there are certainly times when I want clean/sharp images too. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your gear and applying that knowledge to the subject matter can help to add/change an images look and feel. It all depends on what really matters to you.

Like all art, photography is very subjective and one person’s idea of what photography should be will differ from another’s.

Your photography, your art, do it your way.

Processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

Thanks for stopping by.

5 thoughts on “Dirt Bike”

  1. This is brilliant, love the details, I’ll have to go hunting seeing as you won’t tell me where it is!

  2. What you’ve said there has rung so true with me. Just started looking at this site and already blown away. Have to agree a good photo is about the mood and what it does to the viewer. Quality isn’t paramount then. I have started a course for the exact reason you mentioned … It’s knowing when you need to use your settings. I haven’t a bloody clue on that score yet! Can see the photo and capture it but lost as to the settings! Still on Automatic mode but not for long! You’re photos and what you’ve said is inspiring though! Found you on Twitter via Dan btw. @claresfp.

    1. Thank you so much for your great comment. Having the eye for it is the biggest asset. Knowing the technical stuff definitely helps to taylor your creative vision but that can be done bit by bit. There’s always new stuff that I’m learning too. Glad that my little site has inspired you further. Thanks again. 🙂

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