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Grey is the New Green!

When is a Gray Car Green?

When it’s the BMW 330e Hybrid Petrol / Electric Vehicle!

This BMW 330i I photographed for a client today reminded me of Boris Johnston’s recent attempt at creating a new cuddly green image!

Unlike Boris, this sleek stylish beauty really is efficient and fast paced, 138mpg, 0-62 in 5.9 seconds, and buying it new will set you back a mere £40K or thereabouts.

Car of the Week. W/c 16th Nov 20

Car of the Week.

So many nice cars to photograph last week that that it was hard to choose one for ‘Car of the Week.’ But for sheer class it had to be this beautiful Porsche 911 Speedster.

Photographed for a client using the Fujifilm X-T3.

Other contenders for the coveted award were:

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Car of the Week #2

I photographed this classy Porsche 911 GT3 RS with the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. Light was low, so I selected a high ISO (3200) and a low shutter speed – just 1/30th sec, (handheld) and even then the aperture needed to be f/6.4 – I’d have preferred f/8! Thankfully the mirrorless cameras can untilise slow shutter speeds without much problem, – I wouldn’t have risked a 1/30th second speed with a DSLR. The image stablisation feature on the lens is a great help also.

F=30mm, F/6.4 @ 1/30th sec on ISO3200.

BMW i8 Roadster.

I photographed this classy car today for a client.

The car…

The BMW i8 Roadster, a futuristic presence in the street with lightweight carbon fibre doors and electric soft-top roof, streamflow design to give unprecedented aerodynamics. Acceleration 0 to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds! And if you’ve got £127,105 to spare, you can have one! Btw, it’s dark grey, not black!

The camera…

Fujifilm X-T2, F=55mm, f/9 @ 1/30th sec on ISO3200. Classic Chrome film simulation gives the image a low colour saturation and a unique chromatic balance. The camera’s settings were tweaked as follows:-

  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlight: -1
  • Shadow: +2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpening: +2
  • Noise Reduction: -4
  • Grain: Weak
  • White Balance: 6300K