Sunday Select – Nov. 30th, 2014

This week’s Sunday Select comes from an impromptu light painting shoot of Joe Simon’s supercharged VR6 MK2 GTI from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

I chose this shot for this week not only because it takes me back to the summer months when rainy days were far and few – unlike the relentless downpours we’re receiving lately along with a dusting of snow – but because it was another one of those scenarios where we went out to shoot and something unexpected helped bring the shot together.

Joe and I broke away from a local car meet with the idea of light painting his car, but we didn’t have a location in mind and I wasn’t very familiar with the area we were in. Figuring it might take a bit of time to find somewhere suitable we headed off in our cars to scout locations. It was a pleasant surprise when only a short distance down the road an old barn caught Joe’s eye. We turned around to have a closer look and luck would have it the owner of the property was outside for us to ask permission to access the barn area. Following a short conversation with the owner detailing what we were planning, the permission was granted.

Once we got Joe’s car positioned it didn’t take all that long to capture the exposures needed. This image is a composite of 6 images blended together in Photoshop. The car was lit with a flashlight shoved into a  32″x40″ softbox. I also lit some small details of the barn with the same lighting source.

I was fortunate recently to shoot Joe’s car a second time and in more detail for an upcoming feature which will hopefully be out soon… so stay tuned.


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