This blog post title is a commonly heard phrase in photography today.

To offer another perspective, the image that accompanies this post is one I made four days ago at 4:00 am on Sunday at the Le Mans Classic. It is a straight shot, an un-manipulated and un-composited original image. This rare setting was created when the full moon set under the Dunlop Bridge while the Group 4 cars began their first lap for that session. In the lead is the famous Le Mans winning 1966 Ford GT40. No other photographers were present.

You don’t need to fake it. You just have to make it.

Le Mans Classic