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05/17/2011—One thing about Lexus vehicles: they’re a blast to photograph. Just take a look at the Lexus-fan Facebook photos, which now feature about umpteen thousand owner-uploaded vehicle photos and counting.

Here’s another good time: photographing people taking photos of Lexus vehicles, as these outtakes from last weekend’s CT 200h photoshoot—captured for an upcoming Lexus magazine story—revealingly demonstrate:

The general locales you’re seeing here are Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs, and the reason why we sent two young models, a talented photo crew (JUCO Photo), and one sharp-looking Starfire Pearl CT Hybrid into the desert was to see just how cool we could make the car look through a camera lens—not that the CT needs any help.

And, OK, full disclosure: we admit that we’re also trying to inspire you to schedule that CT Hybrid test drive we keep bringing up with every CT-related Lexus News post.

We can’t, of course, guarantee that your dealer will take you to Palm Springs, but we can guarantee that you’ll look pretty good cruising around the dealership’s neighborhood for a while.

—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR (PHOTOS BY LARA BEHNERT)