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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

The original large-format raw files are available upon request.

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Visitors from February 28, 2006, 10:00 am Pacific Time to date -


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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Tuesday, 19 September 2006
Hollywood Reflections
Topic: Technical Exercises
Hollywood Reflections
A technical exercise - shooting through glass to get both what's there and what's reflected from the street - Hollywood Wigs, 6311 Hollywood Boulevard, on the north side, between Ivar and Vine - Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm, full sun -

Window of Hollywood Wigs, 6311 Hollywood Boulevard, Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm, full sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Window of Hollywood Wigs, 6311 Hollywood Boulevard, Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm, full sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An appropriate place for the woman to wear the wig - The Frolic Room, 6245 Hollywood Boulevard, next to the Pantages - look for Hedy Lamarr's star out front in the sidewalk -

Bob's Frolic Room was featured in the movie LA Confidential - Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) has a drink here, thinking about what to do next. It's just a dive neon bar from the thirties.

The Frolic Room, 6245 Hollywood Boulevard, next to the Pantages


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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
Monday, 7 August 2006
Kids at Play
Topic: Technical Exercises
Kids at Play
Saturday, August 5 - Poway, California (inland San Diego) - the nephews' kids (and friends) playing at the ledge at the deep end of the pool, late afternoon - lens 70-300mm - 1/640 sec - F/5.6 - ISO 200 - trying for the essence of the thing, shooting from the far end of the pool -

Kids at play at the ledge at the deep end of the pool -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kids at play at the ledge at the deep end of the pool -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kids at play at the ledge at the deep end of the pool -


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