Southern California Photography by Alan Pavlik, editor and publisher of Just Above Sunset
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Photos and text, unless otherwise noted, Copyright 2006 - Alan M. Pavlik

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me

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, 16 March 2006
March Madness: The Most Picturesque Basketball Court In The World
Topic: South of Hollywood

March Madness: The Most Picturesque Basketball Court In The World

Last week at these sites you'd find a page of photos of the Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, and a link to a more extensive photo album. The most picturesque basketball court in the world can be found there too, but a film crew was shooting a Viagra commercial that day, so that wasn't in the collection of photos. Here it is. You see it in films on television now and then. Catalina in the background.

The basketball court in the sky at Angels Gate Park, San Pedro, California, Los Angeles







































The basketball court in the sky at Angels Gate Park, San Pedro, California, Los Angeles
























The basketball court in the sky at Angels Gate Park, San Pedro, California, Los Angeles


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Updated: Thursday, 16 March 2006 7:33 PM PST
Wednesday, 15 March 2006
The Flag
Topic: Color Studies

The Flag

Wilcox Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard, 2 March 2006, noon...

Storefront with flag and flowers, Wilcox Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard, 2 March 2006, noon





































From the Page Museum Atrium at the La Brea Tar Pits, down on Wilshire Boulevard, July 5, 2005 -

American flag as seen from the Page Museum Atrium at La Brea Tar Pits, Wilshire Boulevard, July 5, 2005























May 29, 2005 the Veterans Cemetery near Westwood...

American flags at the Westwood Veterans Cemetery, West Los Angeles, Memorial Day, 2005


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Updated: Wednesday, 15 March 2006 3:46 PM PST
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Hollywood Places
Topic: Landmarks

Hollywood Places

Tuesday, March 14th, late afternoon, running errands in the neighborhood, had the camera along, and pulled over for a quick shot of Chicago West - down on Melrose Avenue, the Second City studios, stages and offices. Yeah, they're the Chicago outfit that fed Saturday Night Live the likes of the late John Belushi, who died up the hill at the Chateau Marmont from the drugs. This is the Hollywood branch. No stars today. Just another storefront and parking lot.

Second City on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles



































The parking lot belongs to "The Improv" next door, thus the faces.































Next door is the "The Improv" - the big comedy club in Los Angeles. Everyone has played the Improv, as it's been here since 1974 - Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, Milton Berle, Dudley Moore, Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, the Smothers Brothers, George Carlin, Steve Allen, Redd Foxx, David Brenner, Richard Lewis, Dick Cavett, Freddy Prinze, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Klein, Phyllis Diller, Marty Feldman, Martin Mull, David Spade... and even Liza Minnelli. Before they became "stars" Debra Winger and Karen Black worked as waitresses here. Or so it says here.


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Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2006 6:01 PM PST
Monday, 13 March 2006
Hollywood Wall
Topic: Light and Shadow

Hollywood Wall

Wilcox Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard, 2 March 2006, noon...

Hollywood Wall - Wilcox Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard, 2 March 2006, noon


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Sunday, 12 March 2006
Racing with the moon...
Topic: Light and Shadow

Racing with the moon...

Moon over Hollywood, two days from full, Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:30 pm Pacific TimeThe new issue of Just Above Sunset - Volume 4, Number 11 for the week of March 12, 2006 - is now available online. In addition to the editorial content you will find these pages of multiple high-resolution photographs -

At Angels Gate: The Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion, Angels Gate Park, San Pedro

Lighthouses

Italianate: Statuary at Malaga Cove Plaza

Botanicals

Oscar Day: The Obscure Inside Scoop (a reformatting of what first appeared here)

There are also four shots from Paris, from Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, at the weekly Our Man in Paris column.

One the right - Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:30 pm Pacific Time, the moon over Hollywood, two days from full, as seen from the window here, with, in the lower left, a corporate jet coming in over the Hollywood Hills on final approach to the Santa Monica airport -





Moon over Hollywood, two days from full, Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:30 pm Pacific Time
























Hollywood sky, bird and airplane, Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:30 pm Pacific Time


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Updated: Sunday, 12 March 2006 6:16 PM PST

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