It’s been a couple of weeks since we last shared a traditional #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER round-up. We’ve been dealing with special themes recently, along with the cell phone only collection last week, but I’ve been really looking forward to this post. Amongst the hundreds of weekly submissions coming through, most of which are for our Black & White theme, I’ve been seeing glimpses of some amazing photography. Now, it’s time to finally share them…
(Above) Lisandro submitted a couple of very cool tracking shots of this Celica, but this was by far my favourite. How menacing does the car look amongst regular traffic? The framing of the car is key to this, along with vignetting and the time of day it was taken.
Vojislav has quite cleverly used this paint booth to light and frame the E30 M3 in front of his lens. By stepping back and switching off any other light sources outside the booth, he has created a striking image.
A long exposure during a night race always produces strong images. The trail from the – presumably – flaming exhaust just adds an extra element of interest to the photograph.
Stas submitted several super clean images to our Flickr page, but this was a personal favourite. I am a sucker for cars framed with foreground objects, but there are also the contrasting red/blue colours too.
You just cannot get better than that gorgeous light the sun offers as it sits around the horizon. It looks like he’s used a circular polariser too, which reduces the reflections on the bonnet and windscreen.
This super wide and long exposure shot from Roger is an interesting take on the start/finish line shot.
This is a perfectly captured moment by Marc of his son watching some 911s pass by beneath them. It’s a scene that doesn’t require anything except to be framed and clicked.
I really like this cockpit shot by Luke Sluder. He’s done a great job balancing the shadows and highlights, whilst the strong reds add to the image too.
Last year’s #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER award winner is back with this killer rolling shot of an Audi Avant. Black cars can be quite difficult to photograph (especially with regards to getting the exposure nailed) but Jordan makes it look too easy.
This is masterful colour control by Jessy. How great does that yellow look?
We don’t get a whole heap of rig shots submitted, but I’m delighted that Grzegorz sent this one in. Nice point of view, the car isn’t too distorted (which can happen when the rig is too short and you’re forced to use a super wide angle) and the colours are excellent.
A different Grzegorz this time, with a completely different type of shot but a beauty all the same. You can see it already printed in a fine art book on American automobiles. Brilliant.
The elusively named EB-Photo on Flickr submitted this interesting photograph to our group pool.
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, but car shows are the worst locations to get great shots. Christian has however decided to buck that theory and deliver this.
We’re going to wrap things up this week with this jaw-dropping FR-S image by Carlos Benitez. There are so many interesting elements here that all work in harmony, not to mention the incredible depth in the paint work.
I’ll be back next week with another round-up and another special theme reveal.
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