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Sweet looking ride. Love the top of the frame looking like a spine over the tank. Left inner thigh will be toasty, though;-)


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Cool look and VERY cool photography. Almost reminds me of Sin City, which makes me think of nekkid Carla Gugino which makes me happy!

Not really a motorcyle guy, but looks really cool.

Just out of curiosity, what is that style of photography called? Is that something that's done with the camera or post effects (Photoshop)?

Whatever it is, it's really cool!
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Cool look and VERY cool photography. Almost reminds me of Sin City, which makes me think of nekkid Carla Gugino which makes me happy!

Not really a motorcyle guy, but looks really cool.

Just out of curiosity, what is that style of photography called? Is that something that's done with the camera or post effects (Photoshop)?

Whatever it is, it's really cool!
It's called HDR (High dynamic range). It's overused a lot but can look dramatic. Usually done in post-processing, but a number of new digital cameras have it built in as a preset so you can crank it out right out of your card. What it does is take several shots of the same scene, underexpose one, overexpose another, and then digitally combine the lowest and highest ranges into one frame to artificially add darkest and lightest parts of the scene.
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It's called HDR (High dynamic range). It's overused a lot but can look dramatic. Usually done in post-processing, but a number of new digital cameras have it built in as a preset so you can crank it out right out of your card. What it does is take several shots of the same scene, underexpose one, overexpose another, and then digitally combine the lowest and highest ranges into one frame to artificially add darkest and lightest parts of the scene.
Very cool! Thanks for explaining.
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something like what he said...

I wouldn't say HDR is overused, but often the result image is blended with incorrect recipes. These two particular images are blends of seven images bracketed for different integration times - 3 overexposed, 3 underexposed, 1 'normal' exposure. And one recipe doesn't fit all situations. The biggest problem with this technique outside of using good blending recipes is the scene must have no or minimal movement to reduce haloing.

After blending to get a new image, the standard workflow for eliminating blemishes and enhancing the image is still applicable. All my work done in ps - it is a laborious effort that often provides me with good results.
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I'm a fan!!! of both the photography and the bike.
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I don't know the specs on his motorcycle. I just heard it roar into the parking lot. And after I saw it I had to cruise back to my house for my camera equipment and my Elise. I have one more image to share from this set.
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He built that? Dude is stupid talented!!!
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Those are impressive. Lots of interesting ideas. What are the engines? I can't place them. With that said, the welds look surprisingly rough on the white bike. Not up to the standard that the rest of the bike was built to. Must be a story there.
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Very cool looking but I would not want to ride it. My spine would get compressed on that seat with the first bump.

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My friend builds customs as well and although they look awesome, I wouldn't want to ride one more than a few minutes... the lack of suspension and range really make these more for show than anything else. Still, wouldn't mind parking one in the living room....

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Gorgeous photography...I second the question about the engine above, though. Perhaps a custom shroud?
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I think that they're Kohler engines. Typically used in landscaping equipment, etc.
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