Nissan GTR – The Story Behind The Photo
Sometimes you just have to get the photo shoot done, even if the weather has other ideas. Well this particular shoot with the Nissan GTR was exactly that.
While the photo shoot wasn’t planned too far in advance, I only had a limited opportunity to access the Nissan GTR. The plan, at least originally, was to use the early morning light and a coastal location (the same one that I’d used before with the Audi R8 shoot) to really make the car stand out. Particularly with the red colour of the GTR which would have popped against the blue of the ocean and the sky, as well as the green foliage with the different angles. However it wasn’t to be.
On the drive to the shoot I could see that the weather wasn’t looking great. Even before the sun rose I could see dark clouds overhead, but at least it wasn’t raining. I decided commit to the shoot anyway and push on and make the most of what I could to at least produce some serviceable photos. Just not what I had planned.
No one ever said that this on location automotive photography thing was easy, and sometimes you just have to work with what is on offer. Unfortunately for me that was heavy rain and strong winds once I arrived at the location.
It was a mission just to keep the water off my lenses. I also took flash photography out of the equation, because the rain was too constant and heavy to chamois down the car between shots. So made the most of what I could, which involved using the environment and including the water droplets to add some extra effect into the detail shots.
However in the end I had to pull the pin on the shoot, when the weather got much worse. I made the most of the 30 or so minutes that I had to put together a solid bank of images. The detail shot of the GTR badge above was my favourite from the entire shoot. Here’s a few more from the shoot.
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