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Brighton

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This weekend the Girl and I went down to Brighton, I’ve not been since I did the London to Brighton bike ride a few years ago. The weather was kinda crappy but it was cool to have a mooch around somewhere different. I also rented a Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM from LensLocker to take for a walk around. Now not all of the photos you will see are taken with the wide zoom but my 50mm f/1.4 USM (I never leave home without it). I still don’t know how well I get a long with zoom lenses, they are cool and they are useful but I often end up just twisting it to the one extreme or the other and leaving it there…kind of makes me just want to use a wide angle prime instead. The 17-40L is pretty cool, it behaves well, no flare and no CA…I don’t know if I love it. It’s one of those lenses that I need rather than want. What wide angle lenses do you use?

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Nice memories…

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nice_beachBlue seas and even bluer skies…it hard not to see the appeal of Nice.

nice_reflectionThe place really does have something for everyone. I really enjoyed walking through the streets.

nice_buildings_01Playing with perspective on a wide angle was fun, their streets seem so much nicer than ours.

nice_streetsInevitably, these streets will lead you toward the Marina…

nice_marina_03Which is equally pleasant.

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nice_boatsConsidering that there was so much wealth around the place, it didn’t look out of place or false, it seemed to wear it with some sort cool nonchalance.

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You are never really more than a few feet away from some impressive architecture.

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nice_panning_01Never hurts to get a little panning action in whilst on holiday…

nice_panning_02It was also a lot of fun panning with a wide angle lens, it gives a completely different look and feel to the typical long focal length pans.

nice_panningI tried not to focus on the stunning cars (and failed – you’ll see in a later post) and tried to capture the typical methods of transport in the area.

nice_roof_top_01Get on top of the Modern Art Gallery in Nice and you get full 360 panoramic views.

nice_roof_top_02Which was pretty awesome!

nice_roof_top_03Met only gripe, and this is quite anal, is that the buildings don’t finish in perfectly straight lines…which makes the photos look wonky.

nice_roof_top_04Nonetheless it was nice to get up high and have a look at the city as it sprawled in all directions.

nice_candid_02Towards the afternoon it was nice to dawdle around the square taking some candid portraits.

nice_candid_01Although as you can see, I got caught, they didn’t mind though.

Would I go back? You bet!

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