I signed on just now to write the normal responses to my fans, when I glanced at my 561 new messages since last night and- wait, holy shit, did I get ANOTHER
DD? This makes THREE.
Thanks everyone! ::
2004 Lamborghini Gallardo.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. September 5, 2009.
And now, I give you... the puddle that terminated the first shoot and damn near broke my arm. This was the last photo I took that day. A few minutes after this was taken, I was face down in that water, lens filters broken, bleeding all over myself and swearing like a sailor.
I daresay it was worth it.
But now you know why I was walking around in a puddle with all my gear; it's not like I could help it.
Lastly- at 100%, 'Lamborghini' is exceptionally legible on the front caliper; the final dimensions for this are 8200x4300.
And yes; I listen to BT.::SECOND EDIT::
The full story for what happened:
I arranged weeks in advance to meet the client at the location I had chosen- that took five hours of location scouting in a city I had never been to, and a week of calling the building's manager before they finally sent me a liability release form to shoot there.
We shot for the better part of seven hours (I was taking my sweet time, as the owner was a very cool guy to chat with), but before I got a chance to shoot interiors, I slipped in a puddle of water and had a major wipeout, cutting my elbow open deep and causing a whole lot of hurt. I had to end the shoot right then and there and drive the 90 min back home to go to the hospital and get stitches.
I reconvened with the client a week later in the same location, to finish the series, and was able to take the rest of the motion shots, details and interiors. It was a hell of a shoot, spanning two weeks, involving stitches, and a flat tire on his part. But in the end, I've got to say it was worth the trouble. The photos from this set are some of my favorites to date, so at the end of the day- it's all good.
And my elbow's since healed just fine.