Dominic Mann's picture

1970 Ford Torino King Cobra Prototype

1 of 2 prototypes, this wind-cheating 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra was a test vehicle for Ford during NASCAR's infamous "Aero Wars".

I shot the vehicle in a studio using a Nikon D800, a 17-35mm lens (with circular polarizer) and a Litepanels Astra LED panel. And, wanting to play into the aerodynamic upbringing this ultra-rare King Cobra was born into, I'd always planned to switch out the environment for a wind tunnel for the side profile shot. This then gave me something to work from to recreate a similar concrete-clad room theme for the rest of the shots.

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David Stuckey's picture

Just watch your video on Moe's Channel, good stuff!

Dominic Mann's picture

Thanks, David! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

shotsfired85's picture

this is a unique light painting, you created those air streams or did you actually take this in a wind tunnel? its very well done!

Dominic Mann's picture

Thanks, Charles! Sadly, I didn't have access to a wind tunnel, no, so had to resort to Photoshop.

Edson Afonso's picture

The lines and stripe of the car combined with the wind tunnel smoke gives this photograph such a soothing yet dynamic feel. Love it.