8 Photos Of Still Life Amidst Turbulence

The world goes by in a blur, but somehow, we keep our composure in the middle of it. This week's Shooting Challenge participants celebrate that. And race cars. Plenty of race cars.

WINNER: Subway


I was on a trip with my family, and we were headed back to the hotel since my mom felt like the energy in her was all drained out. We were waiting for the train at the subway, and when the train arrived, I was able to take a perfect picture of a mom with her child showing love. We should always love them no matter what. Nikon D5100, 35mm, f/ 1.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 500.

- Kyle Nuestro


Not really much of a story here, just spent the day along the city's river learning how to pan with an moving object. Admittedly my best photo for the day isn't very good but it was a fun day of learning something new I hadn't tried before and no doubt giving the people in the park entertainment of having someone shooting away at every boat that sailed pass. Used Nikon D5100 With a 50mm f1.8 lense at ISO 100 F16

- Michael Chong

Number 62


Shooting summary: 5Dmk2 135L ISO 125 f14 @ 1/50th

- Joseph Kaminski



Bright sunny day... Short Story: We decided to shoot cyclists at the local park, but it was just too hot and not a single soul. We wondered off to the local dog park to see some dog in action but found them all taking a day off. Hours of walking in the scorching sun, my friend and I decided to walk to the river and cool off. Just as we arrived at the shady bench we noticed a speedboat. I thought to myself, this is my chance... Aim, Follow, Shoot. Full story: The day was a hot 35 degrees in Bris Vegas, with the scorching sun radiating its warmth at the local park. My friend and I had the idea of shooting cyclists on the bike ways, but two hours of waiting in the shade and not seeing a single soul peddling, we decided to wonder off to the dog park to see some pedigree power in action. Ten minutes of walking to the doggy park, sweating and panting in the heat. We finally arrived. "It will be awesome to shoot a dog in action at the park, there are always dogs playing fetch" says my friend who lives close by. Not a single furry friend in sight. With our morale low and body temperature high, we decided to walk to the river to cool off. Seconds later we noticed a red speedboat approaching in the distance... I thought to myself, this is my chance.....Aim, follow, shoot. Canon 600D + 70-200 F4 1/30th of a second, shooting at F22, ISO 100 @ 200mm focal range.

- Jinke Jack Lin

Cul-de-sac Blur


There are no parks around for me to take pictures on a swing, so light photography was the only idea I could think of. I asked my brother to drive the car around the parking lot and the result is this picture. I used Canon T3i & Sigma Macro HSM lens to create this picture.

- Kathan Patel

They're All Amazeballs


Nikon d90, kit lens f/25 1/8s ISO 6400 18-105@24mm I announce roller derby and, since I’m on vacay out here in paradise, I figured I’d mix it up and try my hand at photography as well. There are like a bajillion roller derby photogs and they’re all amazeballs and I’m a n00b with a DSLR so I’ve been taking all my shots like the one I’m submitting. I figure I might as well have my own style, even if it’s not a good one. It usually takes me about 300-400 shots to get 10 worth saving. The series I had just done 2 days prior to this contest (DAMNIT) had many better samples but Giz’s rules say no photos before the date of mention; fair enough. I took this at the only opportunity I had, at a scrimmage. It’s not my best, but it’s the best of what I did at that time so… yeah…

- Bob Ueckerlele

Rally Car


Yesterday some friends of mine went testing their powerful Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car in a forest road near Leiria (Portugal/Europe). I went with them and could spot this nice panning. The light was very low in the middle of the pines so the colours were as shot, a little greenish. The humidity on the road allowed the car to drift in a very spectacular and controlled way. Camera: Canon EOS 400D Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Shutter: 1/15 f number: f5.6 Focal Length: 55mm

- Nuno Catarino

Pirelli GT3 Cup


This was shot during a qualifying session of a Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy West event. It had been raining off and on all weekend and I was excited at the prospect of shooting the race in the rain. It didn't happen. Qualifying was however very wet. Cars were spinning off in the corner right in front of me. The rain was adding a cool mist effect from the downforce of the cars as well as creating some nice reflections off the pavement. Canon 7D Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Shot at 210mm 100 ISO 1/125 f/6.3

- Chance Hales

So, I think I must have done a horrible job explaining this challenge, as many submissions did the exact opposite of what I'd attempted to pitch. But! Our winner got it, and pulled off a pretty remarkable portrait in the process. And as long as one other person doesn't think you're completely crazy, you're as good as sane.


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