Watch How Much Editing Was Done to Create a Striking Image of a Car in This Time-Lapse Video

A few weeks ago we shared an intriguing time-lapse video showing how much Photoshop work went into a photographer’s edit of an image he shot of two cars. In short, it was 4.5 hours of editing in post crammed into a 4-minute clip. Now, here’s another photographer who created a similarly fascinating time-lapse showing all the editing work behind a photo he shot of a car.

In the below two-minute clip, Sebastain Pichard shows the, as he puts it, “heavy manipulating” that went into the final shot of the Jaguar F-Type Coupé you see at the top of this post.

“I felt a rush of creativity and decided to go nuts on an old photo of mine, so I hit record and started editing without any idea of an end result,” Pichard said on Reddit. “I have this one photo from a shoot with an F-Type, and the car is sitting on the grass, which is usually a big no-no in car photos (especially sports cars!), but I've always had a thing for that photo, so I wanted to give it a go and see what I could come up with.”

And, yes, in case you're wondering where Pichard got the glorious background and details around the car in the final image, he admits to snagging photos from Google.

“To point out the obvious; yes, I'm stealing images from Google like there's no tomorrow. I don't normally do this, but this photo was made for pure fun and for the sake of the timelapse.”

All of which begs the question: with all the sofware manipulation behind an image like this, is it photography or digital art? Let us know what you think in the comments below.