This afternoon I planned to shoot Adam’s Civic again since he’s had quite a few changes since last year. New bumper, new wheels, new fenders and proper placement of his side markers, new headlights, and less stickers lol. All in all – it looks way better IMO especially with the new wheels. I personally can’t get enough of Meisters – especially with as much dish as him. It’s even rare to see that much on bigger bodied cars around here.
One of the reasons that Adam’s Civic is one of my favourites – not only to shoot, but to just look at and enjoy – is because it’s really pushing the limits. To some, it may definitely push the limit too far. For others, it may be just right. Whatever the case – people have an opinion on it. I will admit that I would never run that type of fitment on my car, nor would I ever drive that low. Mainly because I’m a wuss and I don’t like having to deal with scraping or getting up driveways. To those that have the balls to do it, like Adam, I give him kudos. Even just driving around today looking for locations, the simplest roads were probably mountains for him.
Anyways – this was a chance for me to test the new polarizer and might I add it has proven to be a valuable investment and I will say it again – I can’t believe I have shot without it for this long. For 5+ years… Dumb, I know. haha you’ll see what I mean when we get to the shots.
Also – because I have hit my 3 GB limit on my WordPress, I will have to be ghetto for a bit and outsource to Flickr. Usually you can click for high res, but for now you can check out my Flickr for the full res versions here:
Here is last years’ set for those that are interested!
Stopped over at Shell for a quick fill up for Adam. The LS all 4×4 and JC’s CT just over a stall.
Obligatory fill up shot. I didn’t have the polarizer on for this shot and now that I look at all of them without it, I hate it LOL.
Rolling shots on the way out to Bearspaw.
When we left, the rain started getting super heavy but right after the fill up at Shell, blue skies started showing and the rain let up. We were super lucky because right when we got out to Bearspaw, it was literally blue skies and sun for the whole shoot. About an hour after the shoot was done, the rain started again. Talk about being lucky two weeks in a row!
I decided to go for a nature-esque shoot this time. Most of the shoots we do are downtown and we’re starting to run out of spots to shoot. This was a nice change of scenery.
Well this answers one question. Adam bought the right car. (For those of you who have seen that “if you don’t look back at your car, you haven’t bought the right one” pic haha)
Head on. I’ll just note that I never really cared about reflections because I always thought it helped the shot out. But with cars and the polarizer on a sunny day – getting rid of the reflections – especially on the windshield is so darn helpful.
Dat ass. Love how it looks from the back.
JC and I parked off to the side. This area was super peaceful and quiet. Birds that I’ve never seen before, frogs ribbitting (LOL), and just an all around relaxing area to be. Minus the bees and mosquitoes, this place was awesome. Kind of sketchy though because we have to watch out not to trespass onto certain property. This whole area was rich people grounds and we felt so poor hanging out here… One day…
Trees are a great backdrop for Adam’s EK.
Probably my favourite shot from today.
Upclose of the front wheel.
And rolling shots. Again, super awesome with the polarizer to shoot rolling shots when it’s super bright out during the mid day.
Love how it looks like it’s gliding. Wheels are perfect.
Next up we decided to try some sketchy shit. I would lay down in the back of JC’s car with the hatch open and get some rolling shots as Adam rolls behind us.
Looked great rolling through the estates. Like a scene from Top Gear.
Another from out the hatch.
lol waiting in the hatch to get back to the parking point.
Took a few more. I personally love how Adam’s EK looks head on and from the rear. Peep the wheels.
Rear quarter shot to show his fitment.
So much lip in the back it’s ridiculous.
And a similar shot to last years to shot his front and rear fitment.
That’s a wrap! Most of the shots that I liked are here. I’ll probably go through the set again and see if I can dig more up. If I find anything, I’ll post asap! Thanks again to Adam for coming out all the way to the ‘burbs from the hood for a shoot. And thanks to JC for tagging along and helping out at the shoot! Boom! Another one in the bag.