Thank you Graham.Valvebounce said:Hi Tom.
Very nice series of shots, I can well imagine the drive on some of the surrounding roads especially if you manage to dodge all the dawdlers (oh look a sheep, oh look another sheep, ooohh a lamb!)! ;D ;D
Was the Porsche posed on private areas of the site or was the shoot after the public had left?
tomscott said:I haven't posted for a while but here is a few of one of my favourite 911s of all time 996 C4S Vert. Supplied by one of the most renowned Porsche Specialists in the UK David Forrest of Strasse Leeds.
Shocker... All shot with a 6DMKII 70-200MKII and 24-70MKI. Still think the 6DMKII is excellent especially for this sort of work. Getting low not having to ruin your knees or get all muddy laying on the ground.
Shot at Lowther Castle, Cumbria. Gorgeous Location, got there just in time after a rather nice drive
Few more in the album if your interested.
It is fantastic, the top down experience although not the technically the purist view of a 911. With it having 4wd and the Cab its the the heaviest in the range so not as nimble as a classic Carrera or S.
That being said the sports exhaust on and the small country lanes the noise bounces around and with the roof down and a warm spring evening it was a lot of fun. 996 4s are my favorite not necessarily the cab but the rear end I think is probably one of the best looking Porsche ever made. Couldn't help but falling in love with it tho, especially in the colour, pretty rare to see a 996 in anything but silver or black. The cab is definitely a compromise worth having.
This time of year its still pretty quiet tbh so not a lot of traffic its usually summer holidays where its a bit of a pain with tourists. Its currently lambing season so the area around is all open from them to graze. There is a rural road through the middle with the old tracks which was the entrance to the castle 50 years ago before it burned down. The entrances are usually closed with wooden posts put in the ground but they had all been pulled out so the farmers could get though to aid lambing.
It was late on, around 8pm and I was looking for locations to shoot the car. There was a farmer there and just asked and he said no problem so took the opportunity. The light was right so got the whole shoot done there and then.