VictoriaKF
VictoriaKF

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hollyh
 
hollyh August 19, 2013
Besides the fact that I WANT THAT BIKE, this is an amazing shot and very creative!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan November 17, 2013
Amazing B&W work in retro style. Wonderful setting and fantastic detail. Like the bike........its awesome. Brilliant capture. Congrats on the feature.
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan November 17, 2013
congrats fantastic capture
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade November 17, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please take a look at my works
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea November 17, 2013
Congratulations Victoria...great image! :)))
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 17, 2013
LOL. Looks like something "Barney Fife" would do (if he smoked)! Great composition and Congrats!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall November 17, 2013
Wonderfully creative shot...awesome in B&W! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 17, 2013
Great mono image. Congratulations.
VictoriaKF
 
VictoriaKF November 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments!
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 17, 2013
Congratulation on your feature
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma November 17, 2013
LOL, good one Victoria!!
flyingelkphotography
 
flyingelkphotography November 17, 2013
I second everything that hollyh said, and I'm also in love with this photo. :-) Great job.
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr November 17, 2013
Fantastic shot, Congratulations on your featured image..:~)
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 17, 2013
Great shot.
nitti
 
nitti November 17, 2013
Creatively done....congrats
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard November 17, 2013
Fabulous!
juliannarivera-perruccio PRO+
 
juliannarivera-perruccio November 17, 2013
Love it! Classic Vintage!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 18, 2013
Cool capture! Good use of b/w. Congrats on being Featured!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 18, 2013
Congrats!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter November 19, 2013
Great shot. Congrats. - Jake
VictoriaKF
 
VictoriaKF November 20, 2013
Thanks again everyone for the great comments. Really glad you enjoy the image! Love doing my vintage inspired work. :)
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway November 22, 2013
Congrats on feature it is awesome in B&W very retro I simply love it.
Avi-Avivi PRO
 
Avi-Avivi November 26, 2013
Very nice. I love the state-of-mind.
nellasfotographymalta
 
nellasfotographymalta December 12, 2013
very nice shot, well done
Nikonover
 
Nikonover November 24, 2014
B&W certainly makes it a brilliant shot.
Ashado_Photography
 
Ashado_Photography December 13, 2014
Hot damn!
robincolby
 
robincolby December 17, 2014
great shot!! Impressive!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 18, 2015
Again Great capture on everything. I LOVE THIS! Congratulations on your Award!
rdehner Premium
 
rdehner April 03, 2015
Love the bike. Fantastic b/w down to spokes.
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel February 15, 2016
This is so creative. THe mono treatment adds so much to the mood of this photo Brings back the Easy Rider days. WHere have you gone, Peter Fonda?
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 Jun 17
Fascinating image. Like the retro feel.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Lincoln, ME in fall.
Time
It was taken late in the day as the sun was just starting to dip towards the tree tops - that time of day where the work day has felt long and is nearing its end.
Lighting
Since the setting was outdoors it was all natural lighting. The day was free of clouds so the position of the motorcycle and the strong sun created sharp highlights which at first I thought would be too overpowering especially on the his boots however, they really created striking contrast in the black and white image which I chose to keep. Also, I wanted it to feel as if the model was relaxing in the afternoon sun of fall and catching the special bit of warmth the fall afternoons bring
Equipment
This photo was captured with just my Canon Rebel and standard 18-55mm lens. No tripod. No flash.
Inspiration
I have always felt this nostalgic connection to the past and it is a constant inspiration in my work. I love to create work that transports the viewer to another time and place. This in addition to a rich family history of motorcycle riders and lovers were my inspirations for this piece.
Editing
This image was first captured in color before becoming a black and white photograph. I do this as part of my process so I can experiment with vintage inspired filters and more but with this particular photograph I knew during the process it was going to be a black and white image. I envisioned it in black and white before I even picked up my camera to take the photo as I looked at the setting, model, lighting, and all the other elements. It just seem to fit so perfectly.
In my camera bag
2 cameras at all times (you never know!) in addition to lenses + an extra battery pack. Just in case! Also, I'm somewhat of a neat freak so my cleaning kit never is far from reach.
Feedback
If you are looking to create an image that is supposed to take the viewer to a different place or time be sure to keep the distractions out of the image as much as possible (even though of course with some locations this isn't 100% plausible). The human eye is clever at finding inaccuracies! Always be open to the artistic dialog between nature, your vision, and your camera. You never know what surprising elements nature might throw your way and have it create something unique you love in the image.

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