Photographer and retoucher John Zhang takes some really wicked car photos. You should check those out at his website. As a member of our very active (and now very huge) Facebook Group, John uploaded one of his recent images for critique and examination. Needless to say, we loved the shot. John wanted to show how long a work of art takes, and so he also uploaded a sweet gif to show what 6.5 hours of retouching looks like.
"It took around 6.5 hours total. Most of the time was just spent on "cleaning" the car since there were many distracting elements reflected onto it from the photo shoot location. People are always hesitant to believe that I actually do spend x amount of time on my photos." I certainly believe it John!