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Ricoh GRD III - Nice

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Duane Pandorf, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Had a quick layover in Nice, France on Saturday and got in a long walk on Sunday morning before heading back to the states. The sky was overcast and the light was not great. I've been to Nice before but as always a short stay. So I took a quick walk to the beach and then some back streets. I've included a couple shots here and a bunch more via my Flickr account that I've linked to my my Sig.

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    While walking to the beach.

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    Once I got off the beaten path I found some photo opportunities. The shops were opening and people were out for their Sunday morning coffee and paper.

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    One could even get their hair done on a Sunday morning!

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    This last shot was seriously cropped as I missed her initially heading up the alley. So I used some liberty in Nik HDR Efex Pro to try and convey the mood I felt while observing her heading home from her morning shopping with her little buddy.
    More can be found via my Flickr account.
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Good stuff Duane. #2 is really Nice...
    Oh my, what a pun.
    I thought you would have used the GXR 28.
    Don
     
  3. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Well Don you would think so and I should be carrying my GXR 28 but ..... I may need some more time in figuring a way out of the dog house so to speak. I will just leave it at that.

    However, I would like to share one last one from my short excursion to Nice:

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  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Lovely images of France. Really makes me miss that country but going back next year for 2 week...whoop!
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Understood.....completely......!
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Dorf, I like this new and different color processing in that last one, though all are very nice. I wish there was an Epicerie Centrale down the street from me, and would be more than happy to read my paper and sip my cafe au lait on those streets.
     
  7. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Thanks Andy and BB. I had the opportunity to live in Portugal for a couple years a few years ago and miss the centrally located grocery and eateries. Communities there are formed around these small enclaves surrounded by the masses. But it doesn't seem so busy as compared to being in and around our big cities. Much more quaint if the that's the right word.

    But there is nothing like a good cup of espresso first thing in the morning! As they called it in Lisboa: um bica

    I don't think I've ever had a bad cup of coffee or espresso while in Europe, especially southern Europe.

    However, as I sit here in my exquisite Holiday Inn Express room, the coffee, well lets just not go there.
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, let's not go to that Holiday Inn Express coffee - I've had it...with about 6 "creamers" to help it go down.

    Never been to Portugal but hope to one day. We have great pals from Lisbon...and the Azores and they are always telling us how much better it is there.:biggrin:
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    ahhhhh, the petro of streetshooters.....
     
  10. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    The last picture was the winner in my eyes, but all made up a very nice set.