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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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Wednesday, 9 August 2006
History in the Window
Topic: Oddities
History in the Window
Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, each week offers two "Paris Posters of the Week" - but don't expect anything new there. It's August and he's one more Parisian taking the month off - he's in Manhattan or Queens at the moment. Perhaps he'll post what's on the walls there.

As his site is somewhat a sister site to the weekly Just Above Sunset, or at least its inspiration, and he is Our Man in Paris in those pages, providing a parallel Hollywood posters feature would be cool. But we don't have the kiosks and poster thing out here - and the billboards on the Sunset Strip don't change weekly, even if some are bizarre, and some cover a whole wall. It's just not the same thing.

But then there is something out here that will do for "odd things photographed head-on through glass" - at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax, at the old shuttered "Google-style" coffee shop (it's only used in movies now when the location director needs a fifties scene). There's history in the windows - old newspaper front pages - 1921, 1940, 1945, 1964, 1977.

Warren Harding elected - Los Angeles Times - 27 February 1921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDR wins - Los Angeles Examiner - 4 Novenmber 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 VE Day - Cleveland Press - 8 May 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan surrenders - Binghamton Press - 14 April 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nixon resigns - Los Angeles Times - August 1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Elvis dies - Memphis Press-Scimitar - 17 August 1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abandoned LA coffee shop


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Updated: Wednesday, 9 August 2006 7:10 PM PDT
Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Blue and Red
Topic: Color Studies
Blue and Red
Color studies, Tuesday, August 8 - at the pool in Hollywood, and enough of Hollywood, the famous sign as seen from Mulholland Drive -

The pool, Laurel Avenue, Hollywood

The Hollywood sign as seen from Mulholland Drive


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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 -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


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Sunday, 6 August 2006
Too Hot - Need Some Shade -
Topic: Light and Shadow
Too Hot - Need Some Shade -
Palm Shadows, Hollywood

Palm Shadows, Hollywood


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Saturday, 5 August 2006
The Dangers of Modern Life
Topic: Color Studies
The Dangers of Modern Life
A cell phone warning on Sunset Boulevard - Friday, August 4, just west of Fairfax -

Skull and billboard, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood


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