#iamthespeedhunter: The American Theme

We hope you have been enjoying our American theme thus far. There have been some really fascinating articles since Wednesday, ones that should further expand your automotive tastes. For now though, it’s time to hand things over to you guys. Last week we asked for your America, and here are 25 of the best submissions…

(Above) Jeremy Alan Glover is kicking this one off with a rather colourful burnout. Nice framing to include everything, how tempting would it have been to shoot a tight crop of the truck?

Great detail in the shadows here by Timothy Walker without blowing out the highlights too much either. Top work!

Nice and clean car-to-car tracking shot. Simple grading, nice composition and the just right shutter speed.

I like the lines in this one, the subdued tones and how everything just goes together.

Now this is proper America – a ’57 Buick & B17G. Superb depth in the colours too.

I’ve always been a sucker for a profile shot. Low point of view and a nice depth of field allow you to appreciate the details and rake.

Big open spaces is what America is known for. Look how well the exposure is balanced with detail everywhere.

I did say I was a sucker for a profile shot right?

This little bit of America comes from Sweden. Nice vantage point and dark tones.

How intimidating does this look? Shallow DoF to hide the background along with a solid black and white conversion. Very good.

I like the fact that Luke has purposely cut off the heads of those pushing the car, as it allows us to fill in the blanks with our own thoughts and memories.

Spotted near his motel during Monterey, Julian got on his gut to shoot this Charger on his Olympus OM-1n 35mm camera. Bonus points for everything.

A Lamborghini with an identity crisis. Still damn patriotic tough. The challenge here would be balancing the car (which is in the shade) with the background in sunlight. Nice control over your exposure Gideon.

Germain has been killing it lately. That black and white conversion is masterful.

Elijah absolutely blew me away with his submissions but this was my favourite. Love all the little details around the garage and the lighting is top notch too.

The strong reds work really well with the greens in this one. I like the detail of the shadow appearing through smoke at the rear of the car.

Quite a nice moment captured here by Chris. By shooting wide, he’s showing us the bigger picture and in turn, this adds a lot more atmosphere.

This is just magic. All the horizontal lines play their part, but the subtle dodging (that’s brightening in non-darkroom speak) of the car really makes the whole thing pop.

The expression, the composition, the action, it’s just all so good.

The reflections from the roof of this car transport help to detail the curves on the top of the body. Nice capture.

Using other spectators to frame your subject? Nice.

Love this mean looking Cougar captured in Norway by Arild. I’m starting to notice a lot of non-American America here.

Which leads us to this image, which was obviously captured outside Paris in France. The Americans are being out-Americaned by the rest of the world. Who knew?

I had to include this shot by Álvaro. With the light coming from a single source, he’s created this mean and atmospheric Mustang shot.

I’m going to finish with my personal favourite by Alex Kamsteeg. The car has been sitting in this spot for quite some time, but Alex needed to pass by it on his way home from work regularly until the area was quiet enough and free of other cars to capture it how he wanted. Perseverance and dedication. The American way. In Holland.

Paddy McGrath
Twitter: @PaddyMcGrathSH
Instagram: speedhunters_paddy
paddy@dev.speedhunters.com

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DO – Take your time shooting and consider each detail
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DON’T – Send us huge image files that kill our e-mail system!

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21 comments
SMRacing
SMRacing

the 35mm picture of the charger is pure gold! I definently need to take the old SLR with me more often!

Paweł Skrzypczyński
Paweł Skrzypczyński

Thanks for posting my photo of the Diplomat. The scenery looks for me simillar to NYC, however this was taken in... Warsaw, Poland ;-)

Corey K
Corey K

There are very few American cars that I still get excited about, but when I see them boy do I get excited! I hope to own a Viper GTS coupe someday.

MaartenVogels
MaartenVogels

I'm really exited that my Viper picture is posted.

It's the fourth pictures from me in a month. :D

Connor Cham
Connor Cham

Can someone inform me on what vehicle is in the fourth picture? The four door GM looking one?

Hombre3000
Hombre3000

Thanks so much for posting my photo for this theme and for the DOF theme! Really cool being among these amazing photographers! I'm really loving IATS so far, awesome features.

kscf31
kscf31

that picture of the Cragar Camaro is at Carolina Motorsports Park.. Speedhunters needs to come out an cover one of its top-notch karting events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jordan_Burgess
Jordan_Burgess

That shot of the Charger by Julian Pitt makes me want to sell everything I own and buy one. I would live and sleep in it without complaint.

AlexanderEvensen
AlexanderEvensen

How does one post to this thing? Via Twitter and that hash tag?

TimWalker
TimWalker

Thanks for the feature!  It's a privilege being included with all the other great work.

Camillast
Camillast

Heyhey! Thanks for sharing my picture of Anniken in the white TransAm! We are thrilled! :)

 

Have a great easter everyone! 

LukeSluder
LukeSluder

Two weeks in a row! Thanks Paddy! You guys have made my day!

Alex Kamsteeg
Alex Kamsteeg

I love that shot of the Cougar by Arild. Because of the vertical lines in the photo (on the hood, between the trees) my eyes are following the path from the front of the car to the windshield which gives a perfect impression of the sheer size of that hood. And thanks for featuring my shot!

SMRacing
SMRacing

if the photographer sees this.. would you be so kind as to shear what film was used ?

Gerben aka Suburuuh
Gerben aka Suburuuh

@Rens1989 And Alex, although I have seen the picture already a while back, it's nice to see it featured here!

Camillast
Camillast

 @AlexanderEvensen Alt står ganske tydelig forklart under alle bildene i bånn av saken. Nytt tema dukker opp i ny og ne, så det er egentlig bare å følge med. Jeg sendte inn bidrag på mail. :) Lykke til!

AlexanderEvensen
AlexanderEvensen

 @Camillast Hehe, vanligvis står det informasjon om bilene der, slikt som hvilke deler som er brukt etc., og det pleier jeg ikke lese, så av gammel vane hoppet jeg over den delen :P Takk for svar :)


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