Cars and Transport Competition 2 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $614.00
  • Judges Comment
  • The winner of this round, congratulations Superb and well thought out piece of work that really caught my attention. Great lighting and more so because it has not been over done, the shadows also really add to the drama. Lastly the position and space given was excellent Well done
  • Photographers Comment
  • Couldn't be more pleased with this shot and I'm blown away that it won first prize! My name is Thom Bateman and I'm an automotive photographer from the UK. The image was shot on a Canon 5D MkIII with a Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 lens. It was lit with a Godox AD600BM strobe using a small dish reflector and was a made from around 20 exposures blended together in Photoshop. I wanted to create some drama with a strong shadow so used the strobe on a high power to cancel out ambient light. Really pleased with how it turned out and thanks to Tim for the comments.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Brilliant and really quite complex shot. The lighting is really well done and if anything I would have maybe liked to just see the car on its own but this works too so just personal taste there I guess. Great image and well executed
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Something very different indeed for this competition however it really caught my attention and that is what a good image is all about Love the spontaneity of this and really had to include it in this round of results
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Great shot, well done! Difficult subject to light and work with but this has been very well executed so congrats It might have been nice to see all of the bike but again personal taste
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It is certainly different! I am guessing that this is less straight forward than a tracking shot but that shows a lot of skill and design has gone into creating this well done
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Lovely open road shot, warm feel to it and plenty of dead space to not overcrowd the image. Great capture and well done
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • I wanted to include this as its very different to what we normally see entered here. It is overall a very eye catching shot and I am glad that the photographer has not cropped in too tight and given the subject some space
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for this MOE. It's a pleasure for me to see, that my picture is the only one of all winner photos with a plane. Hi, my Name is Udo Siebertz and I live in Siegburg (Germany). Camera was Canon EOS 7D II with EF 100-400 lense @400mm. Post processing was done in Lightroom (Color, crop, sharpen).
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well done Nice image, great lighting and light control and a good vision behind this one. I do feel that it would be a better shot if cropped tighter at the bottom but overall its a really nice piece of work.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Nice capture, great use of light and the low tones really add to the subject matter so very well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • that picture was made in Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, Curitiba - Brazil. I used a Nikon D810 and a Mako 3003 Flash.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • I wanted to include this as it is a simple shot but it works in its composition and its not heavily processed. It has a good honest feel to it and thats great. Well done
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for your kind comments. I really like to keep my pictures as close to reality as possible especially the pictures which has nature in it. This was shot in Bhadra Reservor, Karnataka, India with 7D Mark II + 500mm. - Vinod Kulkarni