The Landscapes & Architecture of Gran Turismo 5

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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Comments (37)

  1. 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. thebigmacmoomin

    Thanks for featuring my picture, mines the map.

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

  3. Grand Prix

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

    1. 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….

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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)

  7. 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!

  8. Skiddy

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

  9. 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!

  10. Schwadegan

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

  11. Sam__NY

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

  12. 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?

  13. 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

  14. 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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