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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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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Georgia Porches - Halloween in the South
Topic: Guest Photography
Georgia Porches - Halloween in the South
Two contributors to these pages, Phillips Raines and Rick, the News Guy, are in the Deep South, or, since we're talking the Atlanta area, that may be the New South. The photos below are from Phillips Raines, the writer, master mason and professional musician. You can put those in any order you wish. He's a master at all three, and a photographer. Here are Georgia porches, this Halloween.

"This house has pumpkins on the gable of an arched lattice porch. The sinister cats were props at a Kiss concert but have been put to work every Halloween for at least a decade. Usually little children must wait to trick or treat here because the cats are just too scary." - PR

Georgia porch, Halloween 2006 - This house has pumpkins on the gable of an arched lattice porch.  The sinister cats were props at a Kiss concert but have been put to work every Halloween for at least a decade. Usually little children must wait to trick or treat here because the cats are just too scary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front porch of Rick, the News Guy, as Phillip notes, most likely decorated by his wife, the CNN executive - "Note the balance of caution tape and spider webs juxtaposed by the architecture." There is, however, no scary Wolf Blitzer.

Georgia porch, Halloween 2006 - the CNN folks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A masonry note - "Behind a cats cradle of wires this two story porch rest beneath one of my chimneys built for a neighbor just a few doors up the street."

Phillip Raines - custom chimney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip Raines - custom chimney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and comments, Copyright © 2006 - Phillip Raines

Items by Phillip Raines in Just Above Sunset - Phillip Raines' comments on current events can be found scattered throughout Just Above Sunset and the web logs by using the recently revised search function.


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Monday, 30 October 2006
The Mystery Man on Sunset Boulevard
Topic: Oddities
The Mystery Man on Sunset Boulevard
This place is full of disturbing images.

Stickers on a traffic sign on Sunset Boulevard - The Mystery Man on Sunset Boulevard


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Sunday, 29 October 2006
Sunset on Sunday
Topic: Technical Exercises
Sunset on Sunday
Sunset Boulevard, Sunday, October 29 - what catches the eye - studies in perspective -

Sunset Boulevard - billboard seen through grate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset Boulevard - Morrison Hotel Gallery - Keith Richards photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset Boulevard - stop sign


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Saturday, 28 October 2006
A Moody Shot
Topic: Light and Shadow
A Moody Shot
This was mistake - the settings on the Nikon were in the wrong place - but the effect is curious. This is a column on the old bank building on Hollywood Boulevard that is now the international headquarters pf the Church of Scientology.

A column on the old bank building on Hollywood Boulevard that is now the international headquarters pf the Church of Scientology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Friday, 27 October 2006
A Feel for the Place
Topic: Graphics
A Feel for the Place
Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, offers a glance into graphic design with his weekly shots of the posters in the kiosks there. Click on the link and go to "This Week's Paris Posters" for examples of what Parisians see - what's hot, and how it is presented. You get a sense of what's going on there, and there are some startling images.

Ric covers Paris. Hollywood has a different flavor. Below are this week's Hollywood posters - or maybe more than posters.

Below - the east wall of the Whisky a Go Go - 8901 Sunset Boulevard, on the Sunset Strip, not to be confused the Whisky à Go-Go that opened in Paris in 1947. This one opened on January 11, 1964 - with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a short-skirted female DJ spinning records between sets from a suspended cage at the right of the stage. When the girl DJ danced during Rivers' set, the audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of Go-Go dancers in cages was born. In 1966, the Whisky was one of the centers of the Sunset Strip police riots. The club was harassed repeatedly by the City of Los Angeles, which once ordered that the name be changed - claiming "whisky" was a bad influence. It was the "Whisk?" for a while. The Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield were regulars, and The Doors were the house band for a while. Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention got their record contract based on a performance at the Whisky. Jimi Hendrix came by to jam when Sam & Dave headlined. Otis Redding recorded his album "Live at the Whisky" in 1966 here. Then there were The Kinks, The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin and so on. The next wave - The Runaways, X, Mötley Crüe and Van Halen, but also Blondie, Talking Heads, and Elvis Costello. Then came the "the godfathers of grunge" - Soundgarden, Nirvana and so on. Now this - 

Poster at the Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Boulevard, on the Sunset Strip, Disturbed, Ten Thousand Fists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Aardvark's at 7579 Melrose Avenue - west wall -

Aardvark's at 7579 Melrose Avenue - west wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now playing at the Matrix Theater, 7657 Melrose Avenue -

Matrix Theater, 7657 Melrose Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billboard, Hollywood and Vine

Billboard, Hollywood and Vine


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