Rider and photographer. Taken today at a course near Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. Bright sunshine directly behind me; I dropped the ISO to its lowest and stopped down the aperture to reduce the shutter speed with the intention of blurring the movement of wheels and background. I took about 30 like this but many didn't have enough of the subject sharp to be worth keeping. I liked this one as my shadow was in the shot too.
This is yet another excellent example of a photographer knowing when to break the so-called rules. Of course, the rule this time would be the one about not having the photographer's reflection or shadow in the shot. However, this time it really gives me a sense of immediacy and impending danger, because the rider looks very close, and very much aimed right at you. Great job.--Chris