Inside Out

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog, Image Editing, Photography

There are times when I actually photograph outside of a commercial setting.

I’m posting some images I took on the back shore of Gloucester during a summer road race. I used flash to illuminate the runners while letting the background be underexposed to maintain a stormy look .

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Cool how the lettering popped on the cruiser. And check out the sky. Nice how the clouds are opening up, pointing toward the officer.

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The sky does the same thing here, pointing to the runner. Yes, he’s not touching the ground.

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I like the dip in the road here. Getting a shot with the runner stepping at the depression would have been cool (note to self, try moving a runner into that position with editing….).

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The flash is freezing the motion and creating a little shadow behind the runners that makes them appear to be pasted onto the scene.

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This close up shows that effect a little better.

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There is a way to have the flash fire so that this shadow is all at the right side of the runners, which would lessen the pasted effect and increase the motion. I like this effect here though. I imagine the runner in their own world, separate from their surroundings.

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I liked the bushes framing the runner here. And, the guests only sign is a fun little element.

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As the race proceeded there were more people bunched together. Some noticed the guy with the camera.

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Just love this one.

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Another happy photographer taking up the rear.

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I keep coming back to that idea of the runner in their own world. An interior experience in an outdoor setting.

1 Comment

  1. Paula Eaton
    October 17, 2013

    Very interesting and great pictures!! Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed them!