August 14, 2016

The 80s FIAT commercial


A FIAT commercial from the 80s? Not really, this photo was taken during my last trip to Italy. Since I have not taken any photo in the last 3 months, I decided to pull this one out of the archives.

Even though the subject is nothing out of the ordinary, the photo just works very well for me. The sun was setting which resulted in some nice and long shadows. The clouds are dramatic and of-course the scenery is fantastic.

Fiat Panda in Abruzzo (Italy) - SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.4
This image was composed by merging multiple images by using the merging technique described in this tutorial. First I took all the required shots to fill the scenery, so basically the same image without the car. Then I waited for an interesting vehicle to pass by. Of course I hoped for some dazzling Ferrari, Lamborghini or some classic Italian car ... but I had to please myself with this Fiat Panda :-)

After spending 10 minutes on the location I had to give up and move forward. As you can you see the weather was changing fast and unfortunately I was out by bicycle. So it was time to head back home fast and deal with whatever shots I had made. Fortunately this rugged and indestructible car perfectly fitted the image. It's such an ordinary but yet iconic car; you'll still find many of them when travelling through Italy.

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