Over 1,500 km (about 930 miles) I traversed mountain passes, hunted down elusive waterfalls and had a terrifying train journey through the heart of the mountain. I came away with a set of images that are extremely impressive for a phone.
What follows is a gallery of shots I took on my journey, all of which were taken on the Galaxy S9 Plus and edited on the phone using Snapseed and Adobe Lightroom.
It was amazing cruising around the Swiss Alps on these winding roads. This shot was taken from a video clip I shot by putting the phone on a Manfrotto tripod, giving a view out of the front windscreen.
I wandered down to this frozen lake to see if there was an opportunity to photograph the car here. Sadly, there were no roads I could use to get the car down, so I took this landscape shot using the panorama mode, using the rocks as foreground interest.
Despite the low light, the S9 Plus's wide aperture has still been able to capture a sharp, bright image. I shot in raw and edited the image in Snapseed, boosting contrast to emphasise the curves of the carbon fibre and changing the white balance.
I wanted to capture my hotel room, too. Here, I used the panorama mode to get a much wider angle than the phone could normally achieve. I had the phone on my tripod in portrait orientation, letting me simply push the phone in an arc to capture an even shot.
As some of the mountain passes were closed due to heavy snow, I had to drive the McLaren onto this train, which would take me through the mountain. It was terrifying -- the carriage was barely wider than the car, and the tunnel was pitch black and loud.
I drove back through the Champagne region of France, hoping for some shots of the car in front of beautiful mansions or stunning landscapes full of vines. Instead, the nearest I could get was this Moet & Chandon outbuilding. Oh well.