The devil’s in the details…

How many times have you looked at a particular make or model of car without ever stopping to take notice of the many smaller, unique features or design details that collectively combine to define each car, and create sufficient visual interest to grab your attention?

Saturday, July 28th was one of those mornings where I suddenly found myself drawn to a study of these lesser details, rather than obsessing about shooting each car as a whole.

The following photos represent that mornings shift in visual perspective…

Roof detail - flying buttress_Red Ferrari 599GTO_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Red Ferrari 599GTO_ Black prancing horse logo on rear trunk _ Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Red Ferrari 599GTO_3/4 side view _ Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Front hood contours, stripe and ducting_Black Ferrari 599 GTO_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012

Black Ferrari 599 GTO_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012Fender & mirror detail_Red Enzo Ferrari_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Red Enzo Ferrari_3/4 rear view & reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Red Enzo Ferrari_front nose detail_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Rear end detail_badging & reflections_Black Porsche 991_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

British Racing Green Jaguar E-type race car_1 of only 16 built_Front headlight & reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

British Racing Green Jaguar E-type race car_1 of only 16_badging&reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012British Racing Green Jaguar E-type race car_1 of only 16 built_cockpit detail_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

White Porsche GT3RS_front fender graphics & reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

White Porsche GT3RS_rear wing & shadows_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Gray 1953 Fiat 500 Topolino_Interior shot_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Gray 1953 Fiat 500 Topolino_rear view/license plate & reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012Gray 1953 Fiat 500 Topolino_side view_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Ivory 1960 Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster_headlight detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012 Ivory 1960 Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster_rear trunk badging & reflections_Cars &Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012

Black Porsche GT3_ Rear end reflections & themed license plate_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_July 28, 2012

Linen colored 1950's vintage Volkswagen_ rear  Split window_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012

Linen colored 1950's vintage Volkswagen _opened rear deck lid, license plate & Split window_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_July 28, 2012

And if you look closely, you will actually see that each vehicle is truly a sum of its parts…

(All photos by the author)