- March 16, 2019 at 3:14 pm #395996
Taken at the local Kumeu Show, a short distance from Auckland, NZ. The guy shown at the front was the winner here and also the overall winner.
Settings were f4.0; 1/4000 sec; 70 mms; ISO360
- March 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm #396004
Great action shot with the flying woodchips, and the line of his muscular arm! Gee you guys really know how to have fun, I've never been to a chainsaw competition.
I would maybe up the contrast a little bit. Also I'm a bit disturbed by the aspect ratio which is 10 x 8.6. You might consider a different crop to get it to 10×8, or to square as I've done below. I do miss the second fellow in the square, though.
- March 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm #396013
I think the crop was right the first photo. You lose the idea that it is a competition by eliminating the 2nd guy…
- March 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm #396026
Much prefer the original crop and would lose the over heavy vignette if the point of the shot is to show it was a competition. Overall a great action shot very nicely processed.
- March 16, 2019 at 11:34 pm #396080
Thanks guys, yes, I do want the competition aspect to be part of the story. You are right about the vignette, billy. Here I have (easily) adjusted to get this result – much subtler don't you think? Now I start to be concerned about the bright, almost circular piece on his trouser leg – I must dull that down a tad.
- March 17, 2019 at 9:37 am #396103
I like the adjustments you made Jim. I'm only posting this version in the event you think of using it with an advertising angle…
- March 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm #396119
WoW! I own two Stihl chain saws, and mine would have made a 2cm dent in that log about the time that hotrod finished. I'm not sure who'd use a saw like that to cut some firewood. Great show!
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