This BMW M2 was photographed outdoors at sunset in Scottsdale, Arizona. Post production was done in our Tempe, Arizona studio.
I'm always on the lookout for background images. I shoot roads and scenery and keep those images handy for my retouching work. This background is from the wind farms in Palm Desert, California.
I left the natural sun flares in this shot and dropped the upper half of the background. I painted the fog and blue sky.
Below are examples of a raw shot, the layers of retouching and the final image.