The only way to tour the Barossa Valley

The only way to tour the Barossa Valley

By |2013-03-09T13:40:39+00:00Mar 9th, 2013|

Imagine how much my jaw dropped when John Baldwin, our brilliant Barossa Valley tour guide, brought Nicole S. Young and I to the vehicle that we’d be riding when while taking in the beautiful sights and delicious wines of the Barossa region, outside of Adelaide, Australia. What you see here is the 1962 Daimler DR450 majestic major limousine. At its time, only two were being produced per week and at a total of 100 made. John owns three of them. :)

However, the photographer in me was clearly more excited about the possibilities of using this chariot as my model rather than as my mode of transportation and John was only too happy to accommodate our requests to place the car in various positions along this picturesque vineyard.

If you do find yourself visiting South Australia, especially the Barossa Valley, please consider booking a tour with John. He was one of the loveliest people that I have met and it was astounding just how quickly our 10 hours had flew by together.

In terms of processing
I used a custom split tone in Lightroom’s Develop Module to get this particular look with the highlights and shadows.

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  1. Brian Bonham March 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    That car is awesome!

  2. Deborah Trammel March 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    love this

  3. Keala Stevenson March 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work!

  4. Stephen Caswell March 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful dreams. X*

  5. Marc Bradshaw March 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Nice wheels!

  6. Chris Summers March 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash you know that while US Customs limits you to one liter of wine duty free you can bring back as much as you want and declare it and 99% of the time they just wave you through as it is too much of a hassle for them to do the paper work and charge you the small duty (3% as I recall). My wife and I made 2 trips to Oz last year and each time we brought back 2 cases! I even converted my old strobe light cases from my studio days to carry wine safely but have also been known to slip bottles into socks or wrap in other clothes in my suitcase! Have fun!

  7. Bryon Smith March 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Very nice setting, sounds like a awesome tour. I don't think you will find shots like this in any stock photo catalogs.

  8. Harinder Ahuja March 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Limoysine for bird and bush retreat ..? Be on ur guard !

  9. Gary Hasch March 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Enjoy your stay ,hope its not to hot in the barossa for you +Brian Matiash

  10. Matt Hart March 10, 2013 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Nice :)

  11. Santo Arabia March 10, 2013 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Crap car but beautiful place to visit!

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  15. Jorge Navarro March 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful contrasts among the main elements inside the frame!!!

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