Better Not Fail

© David Phalen

Better Not Fail

Lorna Shutter 6/29/2010 4:16:12 AM

Oooh! This is a really cool shot, David! Looks like it's brand new! He must take care of it like it's his baby! :) Awesome closeup capture with wonderful lighting, clarity and detail! #1283191

Tammy M. Anderson 6/29/2010 4:20:10 AM

That what I was thinking. It must be new. Fantastic details and composition, David. #8722862

Jeff Robinson 6/29/2010 4:23:51 AM

Terrific close-up capture Dave! Jeff #8722875

Cathy Barrows 6/29/2010 4:50:55 AM

excellent...not the first part of a harley that usually catches a photographer's eye so great job to see this #8722927

Douglas Pignet 6/29/2010 5:48:24 AM

Great capture with wonderful colors and details, well done #8723047

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/29/2010 6:14:10 AM

Neat capture, Dave!! #8723120

Emile Abbott 6/29/2010 6:16:10 AM

Really like the point of view David. Well composed. #8723128

Nikki McDonald 6/29/2010 6:38:10 AM

Bet he was super pleased with your interest, David -- it's clear he takes good care of his baby :) Nicely composed with great detail and clarity. #8723197

Cyn Valentine 6/29/2010 6:39:14 AM

Cool light and details! Great comp David!! #8723200

David Phalen 6/29/2010 6:48:25 AM

Thank you Lorna, Tammy, Jeff, Cathy, Doug, Shelly, Emile, Nikki and Cyn!!

The owner's garage had been converted into a real "man cave" where I'm sure he spends much time caring for his baby and enjoying beers with the several friends who were there. #8723221

Girish Vaghela 6/29/2010 8:25:32 AM

Shapes very smartly captured, Great, David! #8723411

Monnie Ryan 6/29/2010 9:26:19 AM

A HOG man cave? Beer? Be still my heart! :-D Terrific capture, David! #8723501

Tiia Vissak 6/29/2010 9:46:28 AM

great tones, details & framing! #8723554

Mike Clime 6/29/2010 12:32:13 PM

Excellent EOD capture and terrific details and comp! #8723876

Husain Akhtar 6/29/2010 1:10:53 PM

Terrific details and the image! #8723931

John Connolly 6/29/2010 2:10:04 PM

A wonderfully detailed capture David, this sounds like my kind of place! #8724009

Kathleen Brennan 6/29/2010 2:23:39 PM

I really like this, David! Great placement of the center of the wheel! #8724031

David Phalen 6/29/2010 4:21:53 PM

Thank you Girish, Monnie, Tiia, Mike, Husain, John and Kathleen!! #8724217

Renata Gusciora 6/29/2010 4:38:09 PM

Fabulous macro shot,super detail,great lighting,composition and shine,David! #8724245

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/29/2010 5:32:40 PM

WHOA! Neat shot, Davey Pooh! :-) Ma Kitty #8724375

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/29/2010 6:36:44 PM

Monnie is scaring me

Fantastic clarity and detail K~D!
Nicely done!! #8724509

Ray Thoms 6/29/2010 6:42:28 PM

Just a great image David....wonderful light and detail! #8724529

Sam Britt 6/29/2010 9:39:37 PM

Very cool! #8724716

Joy Rector 6/30/2010 4:39:24 AM

beautiful shot #8725099

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/30/2010 8:26:35 AM

Now that is sharp details, great capture, well done Dave!

jo ann c. #8725542

Patrick Rouzes 6/30/2010 10:11:09 AM

Exceptional clarity, detail, tones, lighting & EOD here, Dave! Good eye indeed here, my friend! #8725727

David Phalen 6/30/2010 10:42:48 AM

Thank you Renata , Kitty, Mel, Ray, Sam, Joy, Jo Ann and Patrick!! #8725785

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 6/30/2010 9:27:49 PM

Wonderful details with great clarity David!,
Amalia #8726698

David Phalen 7/1/2010 5:37:06 PM

Thanks Amalia!! #8728773

Murry Grigsby 7/1/2010 7:14:29 PM

Talk about a masculin comp -- this is really strong David! I love how the chrome dominates and pops!! This comes close to being a space abstract for me :0) #8729007

Ken Smith 7/2/2010 4:56:09 AM

Excellent macro, David...very clean machine! I bet we'll see this one again!

Aimee S. McMaster 7/2/2010 2:20:26 PM

WOW...EXCELLENT King David! ;-D #8730669

David Phalen 7/7/2010 5:07:57 AM

Thank you Murry, Ken and Aimee!! #8739981

Tammy Espino 7/12/2010 2:13:12 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) #8751584

Tamara K. Walker 7/12/2010 2:45:54 PM


Melissa G. Meiselman 7/12/2010 2:56:54 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist!!! #8752120

Kathleen Brennan 7/12/2010 3:06:14 PM

Yeah! I'm happy to see this one again! I just love it! congrats on this and your other wonderful finalists! #8752228

Lorna Shutter 7/12/2010 3:06:19 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on a JOB WELL DONE, David!!!!! An awesome Finalist! :)
Photobucket #8752231

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/12/2010 3:53:56 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8752722

Dianna Murphy 7/12/2010 3:56:40 PM

A warm congratulations on your wonderful finalist and a big good luck in the next round to you. #8752741

Gail Vitikacs 7/12/2010 4:32:45 PM

Amazing and well deserved! Best of luck! #8753146

Jeana Clark 7/12/2010 5:10:18 PM

Fantastic Shot Davey!!!!
Congratulations on
this fabulous finalist!!!!!

~J~ #8753551

Brad Harding 7/12/2010 6:03:51 PM

Great shot David, nice POV. Congrats on the finalist. #8754088

Cathy Barrows 7/12/2010 7:21:28 PM

Congrats on your finalist...good luck #8754725

Douglas Pignet 7/12/2010 8:52:14 PM

WTG!!!!!! Congrats on your finalist #8755236

Patti Coblentz 7/12/2010 9:07:05 PM

Congratulations, David! An awesome image! #8755322

Sam Britt 7/12/2010 9:36:48 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, David!! #8755504

Jeff Robinson 7/13/2010 4:37:31 AM

Congrats Dave on your terrific Finalist!! Jeff #8756349

Jack Ryan 7/13/2010 5:44:13 AM

Congratulations, David...a very deserving finalist!!! #8756710

Wanda Judd 7/13/2010 7:01:20 AM

Congratulations David.... #8757103

Linda Blair 7/13/2010 7:14:40 AM

Cool finalist...congratulations!!!! #8757190

Mitch Spence 7/13/2010 8:59:34 AM

Very classy look at a classic bike, Dave. Congratulations to you on your finalist. #8757705

David Phalen 7/13/2010 9:47:03 AM

Thank you all very much!! #8757928

Girish Vaghela 7/13/2010 11:36:53 AM

Congratulations!!!! Well deserved!! #8758389

Monnie Ryan 7/13/2010 3:51:56 PM

Outstanding, David -- congratulations on your Finalist! #8759287

Marilyn K. Lincecum 7/13/2010 10:51:27 PM

Congratulations again and good luck in the next round!! #8760606

Margaret R. Barry 7/14/2010 7:30:41 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, David! #8761333

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/16/2010 2:31:36 PM

Big congrats Dave, you are definitely on a roll friend!

jo ann c. #8768375

Gary Lange 7/22/2010 11:13:39 AM

Many congrats Dave! #8780375

Kathleen Brennan 8/13/2010 11:53:32 AM

I knew this was a winner! Congratulations! #8825342

David Phalen 8/15/2010 10:02:03 AM

Thank you all very much!! #8836272

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One of the residents of Galena, OH was kind enough to let us photograph his Harley.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 250.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

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