How to Park a $300k Audi R8 Spyder in the Reichstag – a Double German Whammy

Today we have a special guest post from Taylor Moore on how he parked an Audi R8 Spyder in one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, the Reichstag. Follow his advice and you too can be parking supercars in the landmark of your choosing.


Hello Car People,

While in the amazing city of Berlin it is hard not to be overwhelmed by the incredible cars and bikes here. One afternoon I managed to get permission to photograph the Audi R8 Convertible in the dealership showroom. Obviously not the best option photographically but I wanted to see if I could create something from the shoot that could end up in my portfolio.

I do a complex technique of 18 stop HDR panoramic photography. I remove the vehicle from the background in Photoshop, and then drop it hopefully into a complementary background.

I had a variety of angles photographed of the R8 but settled on two for this project.

Audi R8 Spyder in Berlin dealership

So as you can see there is a variety of challenges in the original R8 photo because of the windows….this got me trying to define what background to put the Audi into for the second shot…..hmmm (put subconscious onto a task). As a learning test I put this first shot into a generic environment.

Audi R8 Spyder in with new background

Two days later I was in the Reichstag. What an amazing building!

The Reichstag by Taylor Moore (c)

Hello!!! Revelation!!!! Lets put the Audi into the Reichstag…the double German Whammy.

I think the shot worked, not an easy project but much knowledge gained. The final master image is 12,000 pixels by 9000 pixels.

As a side note: the price on the R8 is €233,000, or about $300,000 at today’s exchange rate.

Much thanks to Audi and the Reichstag for granting access.

The final product:

Audi R8 Spyder parked in the Reichstag by Taylor Moore (c)


Taylor Moore is a Canadian photographer and game designer presently living in Berlin. In the last 2 years, Taylor has clocked in roughly 50,000 miles and 20,000 images travelling from the Canadian Arctic Circle to Europe via Chile, Mexico, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and now in Europe.

You can see his photography at: on Facebook at and follow him on Twitter @pixeltrek

All photos were used with Taylor Moore’s permission. Please contact him directly regarding permission to use them.

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