by bonnettComment by sidpixel:
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*
A record shot that meets the challenge
The good thing about this challenge you have free reign for anything you want to do as long its duotones which your image is, therefore, it meets the challenge. The subject is one that will stir the hearts of motor cycle enthusiasts and any who admire the qualities of good engineering and an iconic name. Equally, it is a straightforward record shot and there are probably going to be a lot of voters here for whom this does not stir the same emotions.
Your exposure is good with good detail retained throughout and you have a full and lovely range of tones from the brightest highlight surrounding the makers badge through to the deepest shadows below the carb. I like your wide open aperture it emphasises the iconic name whilst still retaining sufficient detail in the rest of the components.
Where I think you have failed to make the best of the opportunity is in your composition, I just think with a little adjustment there were probably better possibilities here, for example, I think the carb has less appeal than the beautiful curve of the exhaust. By moving the frame right and up a little to include all those lovely curves you would have had a more appealing composition, you would also have had some lovely distorted reflections too. The downside is it would have moved the logo more to the middle but the fact that it is on a slant helps alleviate that.
Thanks for sharing your lovely image, Sid