The Landscapes & Architecture of Gran Turismo 5

May 18th, 2011 by Jordan

While the cars are usually the stars in Gran Turismo 5 (and rightfully so), some of GTPlanet’s users have turned their cameras away from the track to get a closer look at the exquisite detail found in many of the buildings and landscapes in the game. Here’s a few of my favorite images that highlight so many little details that often go unnoticed (don’t miss Polyphony Digital’s photographers in this shot). If you get inspired, head on over to our GT5 Photomode forums and share your own!

Thanks to all of the following users for sharing their images in the forums:

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  1. May. 21, 7:00am
    Supermelon

    Thanks Jordan for featuring my shots.

    It is my honor to have my pictures featured here.

    Didn’t realize my pictures were included until I saw this one that looked exactly the same as one I took before. =]

  2. May. 20, 3:20pm
    thebigmacmoomin

    Thanks for featuring my picture, mines the map.

    Some of these pics are amazing, they dont look like a game at all.

  3. May. 19, 9:28pm
    Grand Prix

    Thank you Jordan for including my three shots of the Monza Banking, Toscana straw bales and the house on the hill!

  4. May. 19, 1:36pm
    Freezer445

    Man some pictures look like they were taken in real life…
    It really is astonishing…

  5. May. 19, 6:58am
    Crushed

    Gt5 needs some work on the trees though

    • May. 19, 9:29am
      Scrat

      They look like cardboard, which is a shame as some of the rest of the game looks amazing. When you see these photos you can see why it took so long to make….

  6. May. 19, 12:53am
    gast1976

    Nice pics !!!

  7. May. 19, 12:12am
    ChicoMaloXD

    I think GT5 needs an in-game filter to make everything look a bit more natural and realistic. (like what the photomode’s “miniature” filter does but without the blur edges)

    Nice pics, GTP has a very talented community.

  8. May. 19, 12:02am
    mjay_123

    Man!!! They work HARD!!!

  9. May. 19, 12:01am
    Skot Free

    Despite what novices say GT5 is very detailed. I have a picture in my album of when I ran my car on The grass and you can see individual blades of grass kicking up. Does Forza do that?

  10. May. 18, 11:16pm
    Vitzio

    I’ve already done this stuf before, never bothered posting them because I thought people just wanted to show off their cars. I guess I might as well post my old and nice pictures of.. Buildings! How exciting! (sarcasm for the slow people)

  11. May. 18, 6:06pm
    trangurismo

    Thanks for featuring my shot. :)

  12. May. 18, 5:41pm
    Sier_Pinski

    The Tsukuba Circuit has a built-in Dairy Queen? Now I can do a 9-hr race, AND have some of that chicken strip basket!

  13. May. 18, 4:38pm
    Gamer GT5

    GT5 always had beautiful visuals. Awesome work PD!

  14. May. 18, 4:08pm
    Skiddy

    Are you kidding me!? This is better than some shooters currently being developed. Respect PD..

    • May. 18, 5:19pm
      occasionalracer

      ..and let’s not begin to compare it to that Flopza game.

  15. May. 18, 3:33pm
    DEEZ-FAM_STARZ

    GT5 is the real deal!! :D

  16. May. 18, 3:26pm
    Heh

    Great pics!

  17. May. 18, 2:59pm
    Lambob

    I was about to ask which track is that rally dirt from, at the bottom? Then I discovered it was the cork screw tarmac at the Laguna Seca. Great shots!

  18. May. 18, 2:52pm
    TVR&Ferrari_Fan

    Here are some of mine, from a couple months ago:

    http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=5238026&postcount=701
    http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=4799790&postcount=420
    http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=4344206&postcount=155

    Also the first update in post 155, was one of the first scenery updates to be posted up. That was before it went mainstream of course.

  19. May. 18, 1:21pm
    GTracerRens

    I’m still amazed by this game. Lovely shots too!

  20. May. 18, 1:00pm
    Tr3x

    Wow! Beautiful shots! Pity you hardly see the details while racing..

  21. May. 18, 12:47pm
    freddy

    They are all really cool. Good job.

  22. May. 18, 12:22pm
    AstonMartinGT5

    Amazing pictures, good to see that PD’s work has not gone to waste :D, beautiful!

    • May. 18, 1:08pm
      NFSCARBON1

      Yep, that’s where the 5 years went!

  23. May. 18, 12:01pm
    Schwadegan

    Those are some really awesome photos, I’m happy you decided to feature some of my work as well!

  24. May. 18, 12:00pm
    GTAce

    That’s the old banking from Monza.

  25. May. 18, 11:59am
    Sam__NY

    Are all these photos from one album in the photomode section on gtplanet? Or did you pick them up from various people?

    • May. 18, 12:02pm
      GTAce

      Dude, the photographers are listed in the article.

  26. May. 18, 11:58am
    HMSMotorsport

    Where’s the banking shot from? (5th from bottom in the middle)

    Looks like Brooklands but obviously can’t be as it’s not in the game?

    • May. 18, 12:01pm
      GTAce

      Do’h, forgot the reply option, so again, that’s the old banking from Monza.

    • May. 18, 12:01pm
      R1600Turbo

      Pretty sure that’s from Monza.

  27. May. 18, 11:55am
    COOLfiat

    how the heck am I not first?

  28. May. 18, 11:50am
    GTAce

    Thanks for featuring three of my shots (third row)!!!

  29. May. 18, 11:44am
    G

    I have a whole album on my facebook with similar photos Ive taken, I told people that its a shame the backdrops get missed half the time as theyre as beautifully made than the cars themselves… best part is when you get friends commenting on my photos asking ‘where is that’ and ‘when did you go to Madrid?’
    All credit to PD for spending time on things other game devs would just make do with a greyish blob

  30. May. 18, 11:39am
    sebbLz

    Beautiful, i’ve taken a few myself – somewhere…. Really great pictures here :)

  31. May. 18, 11:35am
    Traviizter

    Cool! Very nice photos guys, keep it up!
    It’s good to see a different take on photography in the game.


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