My name is Ben, one of the guys on the team here. I’m usually behind the camera for our “starry night” images and time lapses. I recently won a photo competition hosted through Land Rover USA to do a week long photo shoot with a Land Rover in any style I want. No surprise- I went with the Rover under the night sky, and so picked SE California mountains/desert where the skies are clear and stars are bright. Kudos to the LR marketing team- they were incredibly supportive for me to be as creative as I wanted, with little restrictions- so I just went on a spontaneous road trip! It was a blend of desert rock spires, funky Joshua Trees, dramatic snow-capped Sierras, and even oasis hot springs way out in the middle of nowhere. Give me a map, wheels with a full tank of gas and a beautiful landscape I’ve never explored before- I’m in heaven. This trip was very much all of that; the Eastern Sierra region is jaw-dropping beautiful and perfect for random exploring.
One funny fact- I could NOT get dirt to stick on the white LR4 model I was driving! I was embarrassed to return it so “clean” as if I didn’t go off the pavement with it. But, I assure you, I put it through the paces of rock crawling, sandy washboards and uphill climbs. I never would have guessed white paint stays so clean….