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Why I Prefer Film.

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May 31, 2010 at 8:27 am

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This one or that one…..

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Image has a nasty pink tint from the filter I used. Note to self replace the filter. The filter needed to go from upper right to horizon left. Note to self check twice on things like that so as to avoid blown highlight. Placement of the horizon is debatable. I wanted the feel of empty so I tried to empasize that with sky and foreground. Maybe too much of both.Horizon is tilted slightly to place the let higher than the right.  I could go either way with it.  Everything is leading to the left, so the tilted Horizon doesn’t cause me that much grief.  I like the dark cast to the image.  The light falls off hard to the right and is probably recoverable with additional post process.  Note to self keep working on post as much as you hate it.  Better placement of the ND Filter would have helped that too.  In addition, a higher POV would have placed the reflected clouds further on to the water.  Note to self double check your framing.

Better. Too blue for my liking. More post. Changed crop to de-emphasize the sky and took a bit of the foreground and the blown highlight at left. Played with color balance and recovered some of the EV on the right. Image is better balanced now. Helps that the left isn’t over bright as well since it no longer dominated the eye.

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May 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

4 Corners, 4 Straights, 90 minutes of pain

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Saturday brought us the Downtown Crit, sponsored by Bingham’s Cyclery.  The fun started early in the am at Pioneer Park in SL,UT.  Racing went on until 4 in the afternoon.  On the line, a very sharp Blue Shirt, from Blackbottoms, and the claim to being the crit champ for a year.

Here's Cat 3 winner Jeremy Collins (Masherz) modeling the goods.

Round and round the boys and girls went in pursuit of the goal.   Breakaways went, and came back.  Some even stuck till the end.  Many came to start, some finished, some did not.  Some brought the suffering face.

The Early Pro 1-2 Break Brings The Pain

The Pro 1-2 boys from Cole Sport buried themselves to try hold their race together to no avail.  Dave Harward and the Canyon Bicycles team proved to be to much of an obstacle to overcome.  Text book team tactics from Canyon and Mi Doule-Barbacoa meant a two man break of Harward and Norm Bryner stayed away  for the win, despite the concerted effort of Coles and FFKR.

On the Ladies Side things were somewhat more civilized with riders swapping leads, as the bunch rode a solid pace.  Nichole Evans of Millcreek Bicycles decided it was time to make her mark  and rode off to a solo victory at three to go.

Rachel Cieslewicz (Chruch Of The Big Ring) And A Competitive Ladies Pro 1-2-3 Group

Nichole Evans (Millcreek) On The Rivet

additional images posted at Downtown Crit

additional Utah Cycling images from 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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May 10, 2010 at 11:19 am