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Postcards from New York

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It has been four days since I got back from New York, my sleep pattern is just about getting back on track. I am left with a lot of fond memories and quite a few memory cards full of photos. I will be doing a few blog posts about my trip with Amy in the up coming weeks but for now, here is my favourite pictures. Now if you follow me on instagram you might have seen me post a few of the pictures up whilst out there. That’s because I bought myself an eyefi mobi pro card which allowed me to take pictures on my 5D and then send them via wifi to my phone. I edited the pictures in VSCOcam and the put them through Afterlight to put a boarder on them as I hate using square crops. I must say the eyefi card is ideal for holiday trips and instant sharing, the app allows you to selectively transfer the images to your phone (ipad/laptop/computer). Anyway enjoy some pictures.

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What makes a Supercar?

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What differentiates a Supercar from a regular car? Is it exclusivity? Is it the price? Is it the sound it makes? Is it the shape? Or is it something else?

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Whatever the criteria, I think that a Supercar makes you feel a certain way.

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It’s hard to put your finger on how it makes you feel. It’s hard to even articulate in an adult way…

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…So why bother trying to be adult about it?

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Lets be honest, all of us had posters on our walls of a Supercar. When I was ten, my poster was a black Lamborghini Countach.

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I loved every inch of it. It made want to explode with excitement and lust from the merest glimpse of it.

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And I think it is the elusiveness of these Supercars that makes excited, makes us feel young, fills us with wonder and lust. For if you saw one every day would you feel the same way? Well maybe…

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One thing for certain is they all seem to possess similar qualities. Common styling, familiar details.

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They all look angry, like they are ready to pounce on the road in a shouty cloud of smoke and crease the tarmac with their infeasibly wide tyres.

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These features, these characteristics make them look like living beasts, with gills and fins. They look like a cross between a Sci-Fi spaceship and a shark…

…but at the same time elegantly beautiful. I could literally sit their for hours and admire their every crease, fold, curve and bump.

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I love Supercars because to the ten year old inside of me, they really are Super.

SHOOTINGDAVE

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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…

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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.

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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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