Nice. I’d have parked in the middle of the road.
hope we aren’t stealing this thread, but you got me wondering if these adjustments could be done on a “smart phone”. Here’s my attempt @TWTimI hope what I've done isn't inappropriate, but I took the liberty of color editing and cropping the photo as part of my critique. Essentially, this is what I would've done had I been working lead design for a magazine layout or similar and the editor had come to me with a submitted photo to prep it for pre-press or online consumption.
I think the composition is good and the ambiance carries very well. It makes me want to be out on my bike alone in that same spot, so as a piece of art, I feel like it works. Here are the changes I made:
1.) I cropped the top of the photo to remove a very pronounced area of over-exposure in the clouds, and then slightly cropped the bottom to bring the photo back into balance.
2.) I increased the amount of blue in the sky to something less muted, yet still close to the upper end of the print gamut.
3.) I increased the amount of yellow and gold in the grasses through color replacement.
4.) I sharpened the grasses slightly to bring out the blades and blooms, and I also sharpened certain elements of the clouds and the motorcycle.
5.) I dodged the motorcycle as much as I could in order to bring it out more. It was mainly in shadow, and certain parts of it were under-exposed.
6.) I removed several artifacts as best I could in a low-res image while trying to minimize the creation of new ones as I dodged and sharpened.
Over all, a very pleasant photo, and again, I hope I did not overstep my bounds by editing:
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That was my first thought too. At least in lane of travel and not on shoulder.... I’d have parked in the middle of the road.