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Barretts Jaguar in Canterbury have two of the Dynamic XK R's in stock at the moment, in coupe and cabriolet guise. I chose the convertible as it shows off the stunning performance seats in soft grain Ivory leather, they really are a work of art and comfy as well. Fitted with the aggressive sounding 5 litre V8 which produces 510 bhp the car sits on multi spoke 20" alloys and is finished in Stratos Grey metallic, the lighting on the photos just picks out the subtle grey paintwork as from a distance it looks like a black pearlescent finish.

The location for the car photography shoot was at the recently opened Tower House conference and wedding venue, the cold and windy winters afternoon maybe wasn't the best time to photograph a convertible GT but with some well crafted lighting (thanks to Nick Simmo) the car showed off its aggressiveness, this was also aided by some lower angles thanks to the 24-70mm telephoto zoom. As with most car shoots the exterior is the first starting point, the single Profoto B1 flash only needed to be at half power most of the time due to its 500 watt power being too much, mainly as I was looking to underexpose the final image which in turn created a moodier feel to the photos. Finally on to the interior and engine bays, the Ivory leather seats with the diamond panelled stitching had to be lit just right to show the shape and detail of them.

To see this stunning used XK R Dynamic make sure you visit the Barrett's Jaguar showroom in St Peter's Street Canterbury, telephone 01227 864444
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