Thinking outside the square at times can hep you pull of shots that you would never have thought of taking in the first place. Such was this moment in time.

I love old cars and this one I have given the name,” The Girlfriend”to , that’s a story in itself, maybe for another time.I went out one night to shoot the stars above the Old Holden, and a FJ Holden at that. For my overseas friends, the FJ Holden was Australia’s first ever built car in the late 40’s and early 50’s.

Where I lived at the time when this photo was taken, meant that I was approx 25 minutes from the car. I went outside, looked to the heavens and saw clear skies which is what I was needing.

So it was in the car and off we go.As I was getting closer to where the old Holden was, I could see that the stars had been swallowed up the stars.Upon arriving where the car was ,there was a massive cloud cover the old car. No stars that night and I wondered how could I make the shot more interesting given that I will not be getting the stars on this night.

I had come a good distance for the shot and although the shot would allude me once again, I was determined that I was not going to be going home without a stunning shot of this old car. I sat in the field, dark and cold  and reflecting on what I could do to make this work for me.Thinking out side the square was what was needed on this night and that is what I did to achieve this shot.

So how was this shot taken? Do you have  any idea?  I will reveal this very soon.Do you have any ideas how this shot was captured? Pete:)

Pete Dobré

Author Pete Dobré

Pete's photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Gandparent's sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia. Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete's work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia. He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete's passion began. Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, 'There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.' Pete's aim as a photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God's awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God's creativity, then he is quietly satisfied. As a photographer Pete's inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete's love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

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