I didn't stretch the concept of speed much with this assignment. I think there were a few pan shots of cars racing by in the group alongside mine.
I like the way this turned out though for a couple of reasons. I think this old Chevy pickup made for an atypical subject. The mustard yellow color against the dark background made it really stand out. Lastly the reflection adds interest and a good counter to the scene.
While this wasn't my most original work, I felt it was strong and a good representation of the assignment.
On Taking Assignments
I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography. In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners. Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group. I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning. My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.