The Hover Car in the Diamond Age

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Daily Photo – The Hover Car in the Diamond Age

Around the time of the book signing in New York earlier this year, I headed out into the streets for some shooting.  The Diamond District is not too far from Rockefeller Center, and it is a perfect “New Yorky” area at night… especially in the rain.  Between stoplights, I would pop out into the street and grab some frames as quickly as possible.  With five exposures, the last was pretty long at 30 seconds, so it was still a little “exciting” to grab the tripod at the last second and then scurry off the street.

That one car the made it through my tripod-roadblock is interesting, isn’t it?  It appears to be a hover-car of sorts.  I can no longer recall what sort of car it was, but I keep staring at that wonderful apparition.  It’s quite mesmerizing, floating there on the rainy street.

HDR Photo

  • casusan

    Oh wow! Cool shot – hover car indeed! Looking forward to the dvd Trey!

  • Cool ! That’s really ‘The fifth element’ type of picture (for those who remember Besson’s 1997 movie)

  • Really awesome shot, as usual! I’ll be sure to buy the HDR DVD whenever possible 🙂

  • I really like the composition with the gully cover in the front!

  • This photo seems to just ooze texture, I really like the wet and reflective tarmac. Good stuff.

  • Jon

    Nice textures. Looks like a rickshaw.

  • The Diamond District from Blade Runner’s Los Angeles? The hover car is a great touch. Great title!

  • crippo

    Awesome. Gawd I aspire to that image one day …..

  • Thanks! Yes this one does have some nice rich wet textures.. It sure felt like it when I was there too

  • AO

    Great shot Trey! The “hover car” looks like a bicycle taxi. Eh?

  • Patrick

    Great shot, Trey. Perfect line up and razor sharp!

  • Very futuristic! Did Photomatix generate it with the hovercar or was it added afterwards with Photoshop?

  • I always feel like the “oddball” guy when I’m out shooting in the city with the tripod. I could see it now, “Come on, one more exposure, HURRY HURRY!”. Great Taxi bike!

  • This is soo cool. Love the reflection of the wet pavement and the misty sky

  • Thanks all…. Andy – that was a photomatix ghost that I cleaned a little in PS after !

  • Wow, yet another amazing piece of work. This looks totally “Gotham City” to me!

  • Awesome HDR! My best guess on the vehicle is a convertible PT Cruiser!

  • Gail in Montana

    I saved this photo from the newsletter already! Nice shot, Trey!! OK, now I am caught up, whew. I loved the newsletter, too!!!

  • A pedi-cab from the look of it.

  • That was some instructional article

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