Speed: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Speed: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘Speed’.

Gumball 3000

Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that you wish.

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘Speed’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSPEED to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Best Friend challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Anre

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  • Nalanti Goosen

    My daughter riding her bicycle.

Some older comments

  • John Fredeluces

    November 5, 2012 02:56 pm


  • Sharon

    July 11, 2012 06:46 am

    Light and rain are both about speed.

  • Sharon

    July 11, 2012 06:37 am

    Bird watching in Tobago[img]

  • Sheeba

    July 11, 2012 05:32 am

    - weekly challenge

  • Sheeba

    July 11, 2012 05:31 am


    - weekly challenge

  • Jon

    July 10, 2012 07:15 am

    The picture not shown in the above comment.


  • Jon

    July 10, 2012 07:12 am

    A picture of The US Air Force Honor Guard performing in the final rehearsal for the Norwegian Military Tattoo 10. of May in Oslo. Look at the speed the rifles are spinning. They gave an impressive performance.

  • Dave H

    July 10, 2012 06:31 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/76766156@N06/7508715056/' title='Ferrari 712' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7508715056_df9d2febd8.jpg']

  • mj

    July 10, 2012 04:05 am

    too late forposing?
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/82274230@N06/7537085854/' title='P1110138' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7537085854_6a0099f331.jpg']

  • Stefano

    July 10, 2012 03:05 am

    under the Mont Blanc tunnel...


  • Andy Corner

    July 9, 2012 09:26 pm


  • Andy Corner

    July 9, 2012 09:21 pm


  • Joakim Johansson

    July 9, 2012 08:30 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7473234060_824a3ef370_z.jpg' title='7473234060_824a3ef370_z.jpg']

  • Cosmin

    July 9, 2012 05:11 am

    hope i'm not too late... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dutzi_/7403799200/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • krishnaakkaram

    July 7, 2012 09:29 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/krishnaakkaram/6984074855/' title='I got the Speeeeeed' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6984074855_e3cd833193.jpg']

  • Slowolf

    July 7, 2012 06:13 pm

    Some of these were not this week. Chris, m motorbike on street is excellent panning with slow enough shutter to streak the background mnot just out of focus. Some cars look fast standing still. Lol

  • Joyce

    July 7, 2012 01:15 pm

    My interpretation of "SPEED"
    [eimg url='http://p.twimg.com/AwnSjwhCEAA_DzW.jpg:large' title='AwnSjwhCEAA_DzW.jpg:large']

  • Joao Graca

    July 7, 2012 06:04 am

    Second try at this.
    Moving colours.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/joaograca/7516443652/' title='MovingColours' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7516443652_4f514c0f0a.jpg']

  • Rajo

    July 6, 2012 06:20 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/' title='speed' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7493796474_0a3d77594b.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/' title='speed' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7493796474_0a3d77594b.jpg']

  • Rajo

    July 6, 2012 06:15 pm

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/][eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7493796474_0a3d77594b.jpg' title='7493796474_0a3d77594b.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/]speed[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/alrajo/]Al Rajo[/url], on Flickr[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/' title='speed' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7493796474_0a3d77594b.jpg'][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/alrajo/7493796474/]speed[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/alrajo/]Al Rajo[/url], on Flickr[/img]

  • Shaun

    July 6, 2012 04:10 pm

    [eimg url='http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa71/mst-05/Top%20Gear%20Festival/IMG_6093.jpg' title='IMG_6093.jpg']

  • Yehuda

    July 6, 2012 03:42 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/yehudam/6169185884/' title='Ride' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6170/6169185884_88e27fab59.jpg']

  • Maureen

    July 6, 2012 11:50 am


  • Maureen

    July 6, 2012 06:54 am


    You've gotta know that the action was fast, and each second was slow! The cowboy must be praying hard as he's hurled into the air - hoping for a soft landing!

  • Francine Gassette

    July 6, 2012 06:33 am

    Here is my entry: http://francineinretirement.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_9422aaa.jpg

  • Ahmed K

    July 6, 2012 02:03 am

    Kenyan Rally[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaittanypics/7508601364/' title='IMG_6336' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7508601364_17ef98bd36.jpg']

  • Ahmed K

    July 6, 2012 01:59 am


  • VOS

    July 6, 2012 01:24 am


  • Chris

    July 5, 2012 07:42 am

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubernurse/6781871767/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6781871767_426bdefea1_b.jpg' title='6781871767_426bdefea1_b.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubernurse/6781871767/]Thailand January 2012[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ubernurse/]mreastwood[/url], on Flickr

    Well maybe not the quickest mode of transportation in the world but still...

  • Kashub

    July 5, 2012 06:25 am

    [eimg url='http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/67083167.jpg' title='67083167.jpg']

  • Kashub

    July 5, 2012 06:20 am

    [eimg url='http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/67083167.jpg' title='67083167.jpg']

  • Steve

    July 5, 2012 01:18 am


  • Chris

    July 4, 2012 10:35 pm

    Well not the quickest mode of transportation but hey...

  • Steve

    July 4, 2012 06:54 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/47438386@N04/7472959990/' title='IMG_6575' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7472959990_ddff699dbe.jpg']

  • RookieSLR

    July 4, 2012 06:47 am

    I think this matches the 'Speed' theme:



    Rookie SLR

  • Tanguero Chino

    July 4, 2012 05:30 am

  • Al Rajo

    July 3, 2012 10:12 pm


  • silcabieses

    July 3, 2012 04:55 pm


    Red car at high speed!

  • Tanguerochino

    July 3, 2012 03:58 pm

    It's all relative. Speeding pedestrians and cars from a stationary tram. Click on image to view bigger sizes.

    [eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5185/5684885387_6cce5cee2b_n.jpg' title='5684885387_6cce5cee2b_n.jpg']

  • cupofsky

    July 3, 2012 12:05 pm

    (I'm trying to imbed this one...)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupofsky/7491417090/' title='IMGP6020' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7491417090_95d545fe53.jpg']

    Taken at the Carousel at Ontario Beach Park, NY

  • Thomas Anders

    July 3, 2012 07:48 am

    My buddy snapped this shot of myself doing a wheelie on my dirt bike.[eimg url='C:\Users\Thomas Anders\Desktop' title='C:\Users\Thomas Anders\Desktop']

  • silcabieses

    July 3, 2012 06:56 am


    Metro at Madrid. I liked the black and white.

  • Shruti

    July 3, 2012 03:49 am


  • Mario Duarte

    July 3, 2012 02:55 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/79907764@N04/7477874494/' title='Tram reflections' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7477874494_8fe909f7ea.jpg']

    Tram crusing downtown Geneva in a busy and hot afternoon.

  • silcabieses

    July 3, 2012 01:49 am


    Celebrating the first "gooooollllll" of the Eurocopa. congratulations Spain!
    This was in a little pub in Madrid.

  • Nancy

    July 2, 2012 11:58 pm

    My husband and I cruzin around Alaska

  • Richard Taylor

    July 2, 2012 08:06 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/34094515@N00/7485900938/' title='Close racing' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7485900938_2404f8b866.jpg']

    From 1 July. Motor racing Sydney, Australia

    Camera Canon EOS 40D
    Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
    Aperture f/7.1
    Focal Length 135 mm
    ISO Speed 200
    Exposure Bias -2/3 EV

  • Liam Philip

    July 2, 2012 07:31 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/80707362@N03/7485775192/' title='Close Chase' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7485775192_05b1970e33.jpg']

  • Ian Macey

    July 2, 2012 06:30 pm

    My passion is motorcycle racing. This photo of Noriyuki Haga "The Samurai of Slide" was taken in April at Brands Hatch during the opening round of the British Superbike 2012 championship.

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/6964573212_6042af07ca_c.jpg' title='6964573212_6042af07ca_c.jpg']

    More of my images can be found flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmcy/

  • Vesku

    July 2, 2012 05:03 pm

    What a coincidence - I just grabbed this picture yesterday:

  • OjoArt

    July 2, 2012 01:49 pm

    [eimg url='https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z2lMmvYEcAE/T_EYotr_8TI/AAAAAAAAAG0/a7dVa1OfY84/s1024/100701%2520Speed%2520Weekly%2520Photo%2520Challenge.jpg' title='100701%2520Speed%2520Weekly%2520Photo%2520Challenge.jpg']

    Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    No Flash
    ISO 100

  • Robert Beitler

    July 2, 2012 09:37 am

    I love the Gumball Rally photos!!!

    I am a full neophyte, but I spent the weekend at Watkin's Glen watching the sports cars qualify and race in the 6 hours at the Glen. I took a lot of pics, but this ine that caught my eye, simply because of the subject blurring. Strange how the photos I really try to get right do not stand out from the ones that are not perfect.

    Fstop: 22
    Shutter: 1/15
    ISO: 100

  • Netkonnexion

    July 2, 2012 05:19 am

    Taken at the FIA 'Main Event', Santa Pod Raceway, June 2012
    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7463861488_aba6b9ac5c_o.jpg' title='7463861488_aba6b9ac5c_o.jpg']

  • Mark Baily

    July 2, 2012 04:21 am

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/7409376850/ alfie at full speed on a roundabout!

  • Karl

    July 2, 2012 01:49 am

    The fastest prop-driven fighter in history - 350 kts and a max altitude of 40,000 feet. Not bad for a 1937 design!

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7479780460_5f752ee515_b.jpg' title='7479780460_5f752ee515_b.jpg']

  • Womanfriday

    July 2, 2012 01:38 am

    Sorry for multiple posts - the link didn't post.
    Trying again:


    Played around with second curtain flash and captured this - vroom!

  • Alexander Catastroff

    July 2, 2012 01:05 am

    Here's my submission this week. I took this from inside a go cart with the tripod on the seat next to me and an 8 second exposure while in motion.



  • ronbailey

    July 1, 2012 11:55 pm

    [eimg url='http://ronbailey.net/foo/IMG_6768.jpg' title='IMG_6768.jpg']

  • himi

    July 1, 2012 11:31 pm

    50th 300 Curves of Gustav Havel, Road Race Cup, Czech Republic, 20.05.2012
    (Open international road race of motorcycles, Championship of Czech republic Supermono and Classic.)
    27, John GARLICK, Yamaha R1

    [eimg url='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4MI_Nl51758/T9b-xGOhVlI/AAAAAAAABgU/_jsV9uEkzBo/s1000/_MG_6304.jpg' title='_MG_6304.jpg']

  • badflea

    July 1, 2012 11:12 pm

    Here my entry.... It's time to be fast....


  • Gus GG

    July 1, 2012 10:47 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/81663126@N06/7478674242/' title='IMG_0252' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7478674242_a6a1657292.jpg']

  • Janayjoi

    July 1, 2012 10:35 pm

    [eimg url='http://strayofftrack.tumblr.com/post/26271914973' title='26271914973']

    Hey everyone

    First time here but I've been following the site for a while. I so happened to capture this movement last night, not knowing the challenge. Granted the image could have been sharper but none the less, it's relevant.

  • Womanfriday

    July 1, 2012 08:18 pm

    Playing around with second curtain flash and captured this. I think it gives a good impression of speed

  • Womanfriday

    July 1, 2012 08:16 pm


  • Erik

    July 1, 2012 05:03 pm

    Cool girl on Vespa.

  • CVR

    July 1, 2012 01:39 pm

  • CVR

    July 1, 2012 01:34 pm

    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeveeaar/7476447398' title='7476447398']

  • wrenchhead

    July 1, 2012 12:53 pm

    Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix

  • Corey Ringo

    July 1, 2012 09:55 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/carsofabq/7475546302/' title='IMG_7815' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7475546302_6f52421f29.jpg']

  • Katie Sank

    July 1, 2012 09:39 am


    NASCAR HALL of FAME, home of speed.

  • David Bundock

    July 1, 2012 09:38 am

    My Contribution:


    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbundock/7474673640/' title='Dirt Buggy' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7474673640_00a1eeda9f.jpg']

  • Tom O'Connor

    July 1, 2012 09:31 am

    Here is a unique (hopefully, that is) take on the challenge:


  • silcabieses

    July 1, 2012 09:17 am



  • Mark Baily

    July 1, 2012 08:29 am

    Alfie on a roundabout at our local park http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/7409485352/in/photostream/

  • Hasan Almasi

    July 1, 2012 06:25 am


  • Seb

    July 1, 2012 05:58 am

    Running roe deer


  • Mikhail Anand

    July 1, 2012 05:42 am


  • Ken G.

    July 1, 2012 04:57 am

    Realized in my previous post my link didn't get in there...Lets Try this one.

    This is a picture of an air show in which an f18 came close to the speed of sound. I was able to capture the transonic vapor coming off the aircraft.

    Canon G6
    ISO 50
    1/1250 sec


  • Srivatsa Gundala

    July 1, 2012 01:56 am

    Up in the Air. Thank you for your views.

    @Corey Ringo and @Peter Werkman, amazing photos from you. Love the sense of speed in both the shots.


  • Chad Cunningham

    July 1, 2012 01:50 am


  • Chad Cunningham

    July 1, 2012 01:50 am


  • pyjamarama

    June 30, 2012 10:50 pm


    Parker, AZ. practice

    Canon 300D
    Canon ef 75-300
    1/40 sec.

  • Erik

    June 30, 2012 10:39 pm


  • Erik

    June 30, 2012 10:37 pm


  • Peter Werkman

    June 30, 2012 08:08 pm

    Speed at a horse show
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/werkman/5908065673/' title='Horses' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6025/5908065673_8eb5fb38ff.jpg']

  • Ben chapman

    June 30, 2012 07:23 pm

    Audi quatro s1 replica, 750bhp.

    My first day at attempting panning shots
    [eimg url='http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/bridgedubber/IMG_1930.jpg' title='IMG_1930.jpg']

  • Steve

    June 30, 2012 06:53 pm

    Light trails from fast cars with Pisa and a full moon in the background


  • Steve

    June 30, 2012 06:50 pm

    Speed and excitement:

  • Peter Werkman

    June 30, 2012 06:49 pm

    Go blazer! Go!

  • Peter Werkman

    June 30, 2012 06:48 pm

    Go blazer, Go!


  • raghavendra

    June 30, 2012 03:27 pm

    Took this picture long back


  • Corey Ringo

    June 30, 2012 02:46 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6860327553_a49e326c50_b.jpg' title='6860327553_a49e326c50_b.jpg']

  • Corey Ringo

    June 30, 2012 02:45 pm


  • Ken G.

    June 30, 2012 12:20 pm

    This is a picture of an air show in which an f18 came close to the speed of sound. I was able to capture the transonic vapor coming off the aircraft.[eimg url='http://bit.ly/MGDh4X' title='MGDh4X']

  • Josh

    June 30, 2012 12:15 pm


    [eimg url='https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xOTzGJWmcHLUP4ra91zXatMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink' title='xOTzGJWmcHLUP4ra91zXatMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink']

  • Daniel Scott

    June 30, 2012 11:17 am

    [eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnjscott531/7469103472' title='7469103472']

  • Scottc

    June 30, 2012 08:30 am

    A busy place...........


  • Martin Cook

    June 30, 2012 08:19 am


  • Bill

    June 30, 2012 06:59 am

    [eimg url='http://billhastingsphoto.smugmug.com/Cars/Sonoma-Historic-Motorsports/i-WwtG3zP/0/M/Sonoma-Motorsports-Festival-04-M.jpg' title='Sonoma-Motorsports-Festival-04-M.jpg']

  • MikeC366

    June 30, 2012 06:52 am

    Speed is relative. It's not always how fast you get somewhere, but how you actually get there. It took Ben 30 minutes to do 300 meters with ~80,000 people willing him on.
    It was a sight I will never forget. Ben Parkinson is the real inspiration of the Olympic Flame route through the UK.

    Photo No.4 onward.



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