RCMP Motorcycle

Sometimes, in fact many times, simplicity can be the photographers greatest ally. I was drawn to this RCMP motorcycle one hot Canada Day because of some elements that really caught my eye. The colours aren’t specific to these Harley Davidson machines as you will find them on all the police vehicles but I liked the shape of the gas tank and how the stripes went off into the distance. I used a large aperture (small number!) to minimize the depth of field and placed the bison head logo right in the middle of it. The seat adds some shape to the left side of the frame creating a sense of the pocket where the rider sits. In honesty, the one thing that bothers me about this photo is the shadow of the mirror in the upper right. If I could, I would crop it out but I want the GRC to show completely. Oh well, live and learn.

I also included a black frame around the image to make the bold colours ‘pop’. Try this with your own images and be amazed at the transformation.


Leave a comment!