Ashley’s Carbon Black Metallic E46 M3 Photoshoot
We met Ashley last year at Euroklasse’s Performance Fest 2016 that ended up at BMW of Vista in San Diego, CA and we’ve stayed in contact ever since. He’s a genuine car dude and an E46 M3 aficionado at best. Ashley hit us up a few weeks ago to schedule an appointment for the B-Spec Tune and so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to photoshoot while he’s up here in Orange County. He got a new CSL front bumper and wheels ever since I last saw him. Here’s an old picture of his car from the meet last year.
When he got here, we first flashed his car with the B-Spec Tune. Along with the tune itself, we gave him a list of add-on features he can add to the car. He opted for SMG shift lights (for 6MT car), Sport Enhanced Mode, Sport Button Memory, Increased Redline, and a few other options. We flashed it in 20 minutes, took it for a test drive, and then headed for the shoot spot.
We headed out to my favorite spot, the Irvine Metrolink Station, which you can find on our Photoshoot Spot page. As I’m driving there I’m thinking about the lighting and how much detail I can get with the Carbon Black Metallic. Easy thing about my Alpine White is that no matter the light condition it’s pretty damn easy to get a clean shot. Even when the car is filthy dirty. Good thing is I brought a tripod and a polarizing filter so I just hoped for the best.
We got up there and a police was watching over the spot. Lately there have been some shenanigans going on up top. Apparently a lot of people have been going up there whether it was for hanging out, car shoots, or burnouts. On the way up we saw three Subaru dudes coming down. Apparently they got kicked out. Luckily the officer was chill with us and he was okay with us shooting. Maybe he was a BMW fan?
There’s lot of hard light at the parking structure so I had to edit a lot of the reflections out in Photoshop. I couldn’t get everything out, but it turned out okay. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Follow Ashley on Instagram / @damn_daniel__e46.