It was February 2016 and the 488 GTB had just arrived to Adelaide Ferrari. I had a concept for a photo i wanted to make and luckily for me the guys at Ferrari Adelaide were keen for me to explore it.
Unfortunately the to get the car to the location meant a 150km round trip, something that wasnt possible at the time. So what else to do but bring the location to the car. On a windy Monday evening i set out for the drive down to the Inman Valley, south of Adelaide. Initially the weather didnt look like it was going to play ball, but as the sun set the sky lit up with a perfect sunset. Combining a few of the landscape shots together i was able to create the perfect combination of land and sky.
Just add blur...
Photoshop plays a large part in my work. Having used it for 20 years now, its a vital tool i need to create the images i do. With photoshops then new Path Blur tool i was able to create the motion necessary to give the image the life it needed.
As i mentioned before, the car was back at the dealership. A couple of days later with the background complete i went in to photograph the car. Unfortunately the lighting of the showroom was not ideal for the photos i need to capture. Luckily i predicted this would be the case and brought lighting gear with me to overpower the ambient light.
Sprinkle some magic.....
20 HOURS!!! is what it took me to piece these images together. Its the longest time i think ive ever spent on a single photo. I hope its the longest i ever have to spend on a photo too... i took over 200 photos in the dealership trying to get lighting and angle right to make the shot look realistic, this meant i started the edit 3 times over... binning 2 attempts at this.
It was all worth it in the end and it certainly taught me some new things.