Canon Europe is pleased to reveal the winner of this year’s Redline Challenge photography competition.
Jiří Durdík, a self-taught hobbyist photographer from Czech Republic, won with an exhilarating motion blur shot of a dirt bike race.
Following this year’s theme, ‘A Split Second Story’, the image brings to life the fast paced action at the Czech Republic Motocross Championship in Pacov and perfectly captures the organized chaos of the race’s crucial starting point.
Aside from multiple technical challenges such as positioning and light, Jiří also had to protect his lens from mud, giving him only seconds to frame and compose the shot.
He will receive a Canon EOS R5 and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, alongside a mentoring session with Canon Ambassador Laura El-Tantawy.
Jiří Durdík enjoys shooting nature and sports,
This year’s shortlisted photographs include:
- Alison Fairley (GB), Milky Way with an incredible fireball meteor
- Sylvain Guionnet (FR), A diver in the ocean
- Florian Maßen (DE), A young mountain biker captured from a unique perspective
- Gerhard Hannappel (DE), Bees on a water fountain
- Prejul Prakash (BH), A bird’s wings forming the shape of a heart in air
- Kévin Carpin (FR), Speleologist passing from shadow to light
- Dragan Stojkić (RS), Exiting the ocean during a triathlon
- Olivier Lefebvre (FR), Water-skiing across the ocean
- Frederick Gehm (DE), Istanbul on a stormy night