Taking pictures of cars is a very long way indeed from being my forte in life (I haven’t yet discovered what is to be perfectly honest, but that’s a question for another vocational specialist altogether).
But this hasn’t stopped me from aiming a camera, pressing the shutter and – very occasionally – taking a sort of half-usable photo of the odd car every once in a while.
And the ones attached to this blog are, I think, my all time personal favourites. This is not because the photos themselves are in any way beautifully composed or of anything other than fairly rubbish quality. I like them because of the scene they portray, and the holiday they remind me of.
They were taken outside a restaurant called La Conca Azzurra on the Amalfi coast in Italy. The better half and I had just walked for half an hour across a fairly treacherous mountain path to get there, and when we arrived finally, knees trembling, stomachs rumbling, there was a concours condition dark blue Fiat 500, just sitting there right on the beach, right outside the restaurant.
So much to the dismay of Mrs Sutcliffe I started taking pictures of it, from as many different angles as I could. And even though they were taken on a crummy iPhone, they transport me right back to that moment, to one of the most beautiful places on earth I’ve ever been to, each and every time I look at them. I think it’s the way the car appears to be just sitting there on its own little perch, staring out to sea, that I like most.
Okay, so that’s my favourite personal car pics, now it’s time to show us yours. And remember, ideally it needs to be one that you have taken personally, not one you’ve sourced from somewhere else.
Very much looking forward to seeing and reading about the results.
What’s your favourite car photograph? was originally published by Autocar. Read the full story by clicking here.