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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

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