Sports car, Wells, Somerset; 1 May 2005.
Ninety degree anticlockwise rotation moves the wheel to the bottom right of the shot, with the door handle, bodywork and shadow now forming strong features dipping steeply left.
The wonderful yellow of the car’s body produces strong contrast between the silver and black wheel and the other picture elements.
Technique: F6 with 80-200 Nikkor lens. Fuji Provia 400 colour slide film push processed to 800 ISO.
UPDATE 2015: there was a time when I photographed quite a few of these automotive abstracts – this one was done 10 years ago – but they’ve gone somewhat off my radar these days. But I still like this image, I still see it as I did then, as an artificial object with deep inherent beauty – and I wonder if, were I to be processing this shot now, whether I’d be tempted to try and “clean” the small amounts of dirt off the bodywork at upper right.
UPDATE 2019: one from an arty(!) period way back: push processed colour slide film – Fuji Provia 400, my go-to film, a really good all rounder, wonderful quality at 400 ISO, but pushable to 3200 and even 6400 ISO – and paired with the last of Nikon’s professional film SLRs, the F6.