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Photos and text, unless otherwise noted, Copyright 2006 - Alan M. Pavlik

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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Thursday, 31 August 2006
Abstracts
Topic: Technical Exercises
Abstracts
Palm Maps - the palm outside the kitchen window - heavily processed. In the old days this would fall under "darkroom work." Messing around with the development process, masking stuff, trying diffenet exposers and working with smelly chemicals in the shadows. Now the darkroom is PhotoShop.

Hollywood palm tree - heavily processed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood palm tree - heavily processed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The raw material -

Hollywood palm tree


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Wednesday, 30 August 2006
It's All In the Framing
Topic: Technical Exercises
It's All In the Framing

As seen from the rear, the steeple at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament(6657 Sunset Boulevard - Beezer Brothers, architects, 1928)It's just so California…

As seen from the rear, the steeple at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament (6657 Sunset Boulevard - Beezer Brothers, architects, 1928). This was the first Catholic Church in the Hollywood area (1904), and the boom of the twenties along with the explosive growth of the film industry led to this edifice. This was the parish church for Irene Dunne and Loretta Young, and where Bing Crosby married his first wife (Dixie Lee) in September 1930. The funeral of Carole Lombard's fiancé Russ Columbo was held here in 1934 - with pallbearers Bing Crosby, Gilbert Roland and Zeppo Marx.




 

 

 

 




Shift the frame slightly and you get the fake lighthouse that's part of Crossroads of the World (6671 Sunset Boulevard - Robert V. Derrah). This was built as "the world's first modern shopping center" in 1936 - Streamline Moderne, Spanish Colonial, Tudor, Moorish and French Provincial styles, all mixed together. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1993 film "Indecent Proposal" Demi Moore worked in a real estate office here. Crossroads of the World also plays its part in the 1997 film noir "L.A. Confidential" - Danny DeVito worked for a tabloid in one of the offices. It's in many other films. It's very odd. It's kind of a cruise ship and kind of not. Previous shots were posted here and here

 As seen from the rear, the steeple at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament(6657 Sunset Boulevard - Beezer Brothers, architects, 1928) with the fake lighthouse of Crossroads of the World (6671 Sunset Boulevard - Robert V. Derrah)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed mode - new Thunderbird and an SUV, an old church, and the skyline of downtown Los Angeles - the late morning view from Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, 25 August -

Mixed mode - new Thunderbird and an SUV, an old church, and the skyline of downtown Los Angeles  - the late morning view from Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, 25 August


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Updated: Thursday, 31 August 2006 6:28 AM PDT
Tuesday, 29 August 2006
The Press in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo
Topic: East of Hollywood
The Press in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo
No idea what these say - but they make nice compositions - from Friday, August 25, 2006 - 

 The Press in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo - from Friday, August 25, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Press in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo - from Friday, August 25, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Press in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo - from Friday, August 25, 2006


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Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006 5:49 PM PDT
Monday, 28 August 2006
Orange
Topic: Color Studies
Orange
California in late August - hot and dry, relentless sun, brushfires in the hills - and this visual equivalent, a curb planting at a house on Stanley Avenue, Hollywood, the block between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, 25 August.

A curb planting at a house on Stanley Avenue, Hollywood, the block between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, 25 August.


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Sunday, 27 August 2006
Little Tokyo Details
Topic: East of Hollywood
Little Tokyo Details
Some details from Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, early morning, Friday, August 25, 2006, the non-historical stuff, just to give you a flavor of the place -

Little Tokyo Details - Kites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Tokyo Details - Toys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Tokyo Details - Medical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Tokyo Details - Medical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Little Tokyo Details - Storefront, First Street


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