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After It All by notbland After It All by notbland
2004 Lamborghini Gallardo.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. September 13, 2009.

When I heard that I was finally shooting an orange Lamborghini, the first image that popped in my head was a dark empty warehouse with the ground soaked in water, car lit up on both sides, fully waxed and polished, gleaming in the darkness with its reflection seen distorted on the ground.

Then the enormous, abandoned warehouses I had found that would have been perfect for the shoot, were deemed inaccessible by Exxon-Mobil's processing plant, who owned the rusted out buildings- it only took literally nine phone calls to six security personnel, including the plant security sergeant and three phone calls to their public relations department to find out that no- I could not use their property.

So on the day before the shoot, I resorted to my second best location- the one you see here. But I couldn't replicate the image in my head. The accident then occurred, and I had to end the shoot prematurely, and reschedule for a week later. And then I had the car for 2.5 more hours, to shoot the interiors and finish the motion work. But it wasn't until I was taking down all my equipment that I realized- conditions were as near perfect as they were going to get. I could finally shoot the image I had dreamed of.

So I did.
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:iconehx:
ehx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This is amazing! I love the water!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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sporkweilder Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
They always look menacing

Sex on wheels.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:nod: I try my best to represent them that way. ;)
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:iconstigmus:
stigmus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
It looks like any second now it's going to come at me. Great shot :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's out for blood.
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Dudu228 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
hmmm, i keep staring into this picture and keep waiting when will the car turn into some awesome robot and start doing cool stuff xD

(yesh, for some reason it really reminds me of transformers.^^ )
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hahaha. It's certainly got the look. You should check out my 2010 Camaro series; I paid major tribute to Transformers in the titles on that one. ;)
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Dudu228 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
okay, will do :D
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:iconfridaythe13th:
fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think I've ever faved so many pictures of the same car!! you really did a fantastic job :heart:
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Haha, thank you!!
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:iconbasstard79:
Basstard79 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Pure awesomeness.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
;) Thanks.
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Aleacus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Nailing your dream shot is about the one of the greatest things photographers can do. I'm glad you've had so much win. =D
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Haha, as am I! I'm collecting win. :P
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bozaman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
i am continually impressed by your work and your seemingly endless ability to incorporate the car into a wonderful, but appropriate (or, perhaps apropos?) setting to not only showcase the car but the artistic vision of the car in a story-like situation.

your work with the lamborghini gallardo in this series is exceptional, even by your own (excellent and lofty) standards (imho). you have managed to produce an excellent series of images of this beautiful, drivable art. well done.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I've been trying to keep this set a step above the rest of my work, as a sort of personal challenge. I'm glad you think it's been working. :)
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:iconmythrid:
mythrid Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
so you're doing some kind of urbex too to find your spots ? ^^
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Kinda. I'm in my car the whole time, so I've developed a pretty impressive technique of driving with my peripheral vision. Which is probably bad.
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:iconmythrid:
mythrid Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
haha yeah well... :]
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:iconsolefield:
solefield Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So cinematic... I just loved this whole series. You really express the nature of the car in your photos. :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: Thank you so much. I don't know if you could tell- but I'm kinda obsessed with this car. ;)
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mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
awesome shot, one of my favs of the series
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cool! Thanks!
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:iconpgrizzleq:
pGrizzleq Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Wonderful!

Just watched the best into it's eye's. lol
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
;P
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HyperMonkey20 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Unfortunate that you couldn't get the first location that popped into your head, that is always a bother isn't it.

Regardless, haha... this one makes me laugh because somehow from this angle I see an angryface.

The broken reflection in the pools of water makes for an interesting effect.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah. I wish I had done more photos like this. But this was the last shot I took of the car, so alas.
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wiz2111 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
I always love shots like this. I would've liked to compare the shot if it were in the other warehouse, though.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
The one with the blue corrugated siding?
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:iconwiz2111:
wiz2111 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
A comparison shot of the Lamborghini in this warehouse, and in the one you weren't able to access.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ah. Well yeah, that would have been perfection over there. They were huge and totally empty; not even supporting I-beam pillars like this one has.
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wiz2111 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
That would be beautiful:icondroolplz:
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KonradJanicki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
I had a similar vision of a shot in my mind :) but don't have any lambos :P

great :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Haha, in time, perhaps.
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46sanduhr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Interface Designer
The only thing I can say to you then is.. "you did it very well.. :+fav:" The only imperfection, in my opinion, is that color overlay on the floor.. The reflection of the car is orange.. fair enough, same color as the car. But the reflection of the lights is way more yellow than the actual lights of the car.. Am I just wrong or is that what you want to achieve??
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I overlooked that. It's fixed now.
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:icon46sanduhr:
46sanduhr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I think it's better right now! That was the first little imperfection I noticed on any of your pictures... Says a lot about the quality of your work.. amazing!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: I'm pixel-perfect borderline OCD about my work.
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:icon46sanduhr:
46sanduhr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Exactly why I love your work so much..
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconchilipalmer:
chilipalmer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Stunning! Love this :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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motion-attack Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
looks amazing.. how do u achieve the yellow light spots on the floor? j/w
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Just a color overlay.
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motion-attack Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
cool thanks for the responce...
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Paulaart18 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you?
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GstylezProdigy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
sick!...
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks.
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