Colin Bradshaw  

Bandits by Colin Bradshaw

April 2021 - Bandits

April 2021 - Colin Bradshaw


About the Image(s)

Here is my image for this month it is called Bandits and it’s a composite, I first worked on it in colour cropping it I changed the head of the driver, added some dust and spray, I took the original with a Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 zoom, setting were focal length 330 mm, 1/800 s, f5.6, iso 360. Edited in photoshop and converted with Nick silver effects.

5 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Colin! A great action shot with a decisive moment frozen in time! It certainly fills the frame with impact. The flying gravel and dust make a wonderful effect. It is so perfectly sharp with just very little motion blur in the wheels. I was wondering how it would have looked with a slightly slower shutter speed that would have kept the wheels turning? I do not know if such a shot would even have been possible or realistic - they were probably braking in the bend? I added crudely some radial blur on the front wheel and some Gaussian blur on the back wheel in Affinity Photo just to test the idea.   Posted: 04/11/2021 11:09:35
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Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
What a great action shot Colin! Exceptionally sharp and the blurred wheel and earth spraying everywhere certainly adds to the drama and feeling of speed. A great image in mono, focussing attention to the above. I like how you have darkened the background, especially the top area.

I had occasion to review the January Kotor results just now as I got a HM cert for Nature in the post and saw your name everywhere.......including a Gold Metal. Well done!   Posted: 04/13/2021 09:08:26

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
This is a marvelous image. I am curious what you8 meant by having changed dthe ddrivers head   Posted: 04/13/2021 20:42:35

Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi all thanks for your comments, in the original the driver is wearing a tinted visor so I took a head from a previous image from earlier in the day with a clear visor and replaced it   Posted: 04/14/2021 03:28:06

Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
You have caught the driver's gaze perfectly, Colin. I really like your black and white rendition, as opposed to the color one, but it is fun to see the view in the original. Thanks for a wonderful image.   Posted: 04/14/2021 18:14:46


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