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#81 Unread post by ZooTech » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:33 pm

So far the following pics are the ones that exemplify the purpose of this thread:

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Notice the background in each pic. Each is free of distractions such as cars or passers-by, and none were taken in a driveway. So, we're not looking for just really good shots of your bike, we're looking for calendar quality photographs.

(*Gummi's pic used without permission, but I feel it definitely belongs here)

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#82 Unread post by scan » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:09 pm

So, basically - your bike outside posed somewhere. Alright, I may retract my earlier entry (except the one where the bushes are in the way).

Stand by for art.
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#83 Unread post by OoJRod06oO » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:20 pm

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Nothing special but that's my Kawasaki Eliminator 125.

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#84 Unread post by Locopez » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:05 am

great idea for a thread....here are my two pics from my 15 day ride...5900 miles.....
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HWY 50 "The Loneliest HWY in the US". Just east of Eureka, NV

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#85 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:11 am

Sevulturus wrote:Kiss The Sky

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Very nice pic, but I guess the skulls are an aquired taste :wink:

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#86 Unread post by Big B » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:11 pm

i'll give 'er a whirl
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that blue blur in the background is lake winnebago, largest in wisconsin. i've got a better picture from a different angle, but damned if i can find it.

-edit it's a thumbnail, click for larger (i hate it when pictures throw off the board)
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#87 Unread post by Sev » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:51 pm

I hate the skulls, but my mom gave them to me, so I gotta leave them on there.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#88 Unread post by High_Side » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:30 pm

About to enter the clouds on the Chief Joseph, Wyoming!
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#89 Unread post by scan » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:02 pm

Alright, I'll try for some "artsy" pictures now, since I missed the point earlier -
Bluewater Bridge in Port Huron Michigan during a sportbike group ride.
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The Harley I rented in Nevada at the Hoover Dam.
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Same Harley in the Arizona desert just the other side of the dam from the Nevada state line.
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And a set of shots that I can't deside which one is the best of my FZ6 in front of Fermi 2 nuclear plant in southern Michigan.
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So Zoo, is that more like it?
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#90 Unread post by Sev » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:07 pm

Seems that Arsty has simply degraded to Scenic.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#91 Unread post by scan » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:31 pm

Sevulturus wrote:Seems that Arsty has simply degraded to Scenic.
I'm trying. I may not be the artsy type. I do think one or two of mine are artsy.
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#92 Unread post by Sev » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:47 pm

scanevalexec wrote:
Sevulturus wrote:Seems that Arsty has simply degraded to Scenic.
I'm trying. I may not be the artsy type. I do think one or two of mine are artsy.
I don't mean yours, I mean in general, we're all doing it, because those are the only ones that Zoo deems as artsy.

I really like the first one of all the bikes, and the first one of your old bike in front of the power plant.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#93 Unread post by ZooTech » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:17 pm

Art is always open to individual taste and interpretation. However, as I mentioned earlier, if the pic isn't calendar-worthy it probably isn't artistic. Even the pics I posted in the first post don't really cut the mustard. Loonette has the right idea and her pic is absolutely brilliant. Chances are nobody here has a pic in their collection that would even qualify, so the idea is to get out there and find a unique setting or camera angle or whatever and make it happen.

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*HINT* - make sure both the background AND the bike can stand alone as a picture and you'll be nearly assured of a winner

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#94 Unread post by Sev » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:20 pm

Haha, pics I have taken have been published in commercially produced motorcycle calenders for 4 years running now.

Then again, most bike calenders are either action racing shots, or still shots of custom harleys. Playing to the uneducated bike market.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#95 Unread post by scan » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:33 am

It is, as I originally theorized, a subjective situation. Meaning, each person sees art from their own perspective. But if you are talking composition, lighting, contrast, sharpness, creativity, and the like, it is open to what is pleasing to your optic nerves - I suppose. I thought the sunflowers with the Mean Streak was genius as well.
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#96 Unread post by Sev » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:31 am

As far as I'm concerned, as long as it isn't parked in the driveway, and has something interesting in the background (and the bike is big enough to see), with nothing interfearing (idiot with his head in the shot) then it's a good picture.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#97 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:59 am

This was on my ride this weekend on 41 through the Everglades.

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#98 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:00 am

So, is this artsy enough????

Blues2cruise and myself on the Cascade Loop...
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#99 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:59 am

dr_bar wrote:So, is this artsy enough????

Blues2cruise and myself on the Cascade Loop...
we are looking for artsy bike pics, not rider pics. :wink:
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#100 Unread post by scan » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:07 am

Yeah man, where the FAQ for this thread! :twisted:
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