Yea, awesome. Is that repainted or just the passenger peg bracketry?
I just repainted the rear trellis frame red and the radiator & footstay covers black. The body panels are stock color still. I removed the stickers from the side cowling as well.
GS, you a professional photographer, that's a great shot.
Can you, or would you share how you did it-might like to try my hand at something like that.
I am not a professional photographer by any means. It for me is a very enjoyable hobby.
I'll let you in on a little secret. The magic that makes a wonderful photo happens long before you ever press the shutter button. It's all about the lighting and composition. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you have. Just get out there and start shooting.
Use flash to kill shadows in the daytime, but not at night where it only makes harsh shadows. Just the opposite of what many people think. It helps shooting at night if you have a tripod, but I cheat a little. The lens I was using has VR- vibration reduction.
I set the bike up near a street light, laid down on my belly, looked, moved the bike a little, laid down again, checked the composition again, took a few shots, checked them on the camera, moved a little bit, took a few more shots, etc, you get the point. Just kept trying different compositions and experimenting with the lighting and background.
Then when I got home, I chose a shot that had good composition and technical qualities (focus, exposure). Then I opened up Photoshop and adjusted the curves for contrast, exposure, and color balance. Then I added a little bit of gradient darkening in the corners. Next I did unsharp mask with a radius of 20 pixels and a small percentage, then smart sharpen with a radius of 0.2 pixels, and a large percentage. That's pretty much it.