A Day In The Mountains…

… Kind of. It was as good as it was going to get without having to drive out to the actual mountains lol.

This is just a continuation of my last post with my own car. When we went out on Saturday, we did kind of a double shoot. We were in such a good location that it would be a shame if Alicia and I didn’t get pictures of our own cars. We were also both fortunate enough to trade our lenses for a bit and get a different take on photos. She had always wanted the 135 F2.0L which I had, and I have always wanted the 85 F1.2L which she had. Both extremely good lenses with different capabilities and it really helps you learn different angles and perspectives. But enough nerding out… I’ll just post these here until I find the motivation and time to go and shoot again.

To be honest, shooting is the last thing on my mind these days. Back in the day, I used to want to go out and shoot no matter what the weather, the time of day, or the type of car – I would do it all. It’s a lot of time and effort and it’s definitely helped me grow into a better photographer and each and every car that I’ve shot has helped me learn new things. At this moment in time, I look at my camera and I barely even want to pick it up. I’m not sure what it is – maybe I need inspiration or a car that just totally sets the stage for an epic photoshoot. Nothing has come my way lately – maybe I’ve shot most of them already? Maybe I’m done with photography? Probably an unlikely case… One day I’ll be inspired again.

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This spot was particularly cool with the Rockies in the back. The lighting that day was perfect – slight overcast and there was just enough cloud. Check that background…

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Loved this shot with Alicia’s 85mm. So sharp.

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Another one with the Calgary skyline in the back. Not as awe-inspiring, but still a nice view.

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Still my favourite mod to the car to this date – JDM/GT86 headlights. Say no to Winjet.

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Vertex with optional gold horn button.

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TRD x Craft Square

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Here’s another shot with the 85mm. The great thing about this lens is that you can get closer to the car with a lot more bokeh or shallow depth of field. The 135 can do something similar, but it’s just not as crisp.

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And then some grass shots. Although we wanted it to be more green, I think the yellow/orange hues helped this shoot.

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Tried to take a cool photo. Not sure if I ended up with a cool photo. lol

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Noir gang.

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One last one!

4 thoughts on “A Day In The Mountains…

  1. Reggie’s varis bunny used to be my favorite 86 but idk anymore, yours is so unique. So I gotta ask…what do you have planned next for the car?! I understand if you want to keep it a secret haha. Also, have you looked into the intec high mount third brake light? Might free up some visibility in your rear window especially since you have the wing now lol.

  2. Thanks man!
    I have lots of plans but other priorities now… So the car will have to be put on hold for now and be built slowly. I do want seats and other suspension components like reinforcement bars and such. Eventually when the engine has enough mileage on it, I want to add a supercharger and a BBK… But that’s well down the road lol.
    To be honest, never really thought about a brake light – if anything – the wing would block the Intec brake light. The might is level with the roof, so there is actually no block in visibility when I look out my rear window LOL!

    • Ah gotcha I forgot, you need to get a arise sport kitted stroller then LOL. And I realized after I posted my comment the wing would block the intec. Anyways, props for always using quality parts, keeps us coming back.

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