The good, the bad and the ugly...
This photo of a Yamaha has a nice clean background and foreground, which also contrast nicely with the colour scheme, but if the photographer had held the camera lower it could have been much more dynamic.
This Tiger Cub looks really nice and the angle is lower, showing off the bike. But unfortunately the background is so close and so messy you can hardly distinguish the bike. And is that a plant growing out of the fuel cap?
Breaking the rules. This Royal Enfield is right next to the background and has been shot with a wide angle lens to fit the windmill in. But the wider lens has helped keep both the bike and background in focus.
Even professionals get it wrong sometimes. At the Moto Guzzi factory part of the old factory has been sympathetically decorated with graffiti. To make the most of this the photographer, shooting for the official press shots of these V7s, has used it as a background. But the colours are too similar to the bikes and because they are close to the background everything is in focus, which prevents the bikes from really standing out.