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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, 22 November 2006
Just Waiting
Topic: Birds

Just Waiting

The bird of the day…

Mottled pigeon on tree branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date - 21 November 2006
Location - The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California
Time - 15:23 Pacific
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (2000 x 3008)
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Digital Vari-Program: Sports
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/80 sec - F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance: Auto
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Long Exposure NR: Off


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Updated: Friday, 24 November 2006 5:37 PM PST
Tuesday, 21 November 2006
Swans
Topic: Birds

Swans

Swans at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California, just up the hill from Pacific Coast Highway, at the edge of Malibu. It was established by Paramahansa Yogananda and opened on August 20, 1950 - a ten-acre site, with gardens and natural spring-fed lake, with swans, ducks, koi, and lotus flowers everywhere.

Swan, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California


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Monday, 20 November 2006
Abstracts - A Brown Study
Topic: Light and Shadow

Abstracts - A Brown Study

Had to stick around home today - expecting phone calls - so experimenting with abstracts seemed like a good idea. Feathers will do.

Abstract - Browns, Feathers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract - Browns, Feathers


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Updated: Monday, 20 November 2006 10:27 PM PST
Sunday, 19 November 2006
Marketing Using Dislocation
Topic: Oddities
Marketing Using Dislocation
French poster, Hollywood BoulevardThe French have this thing with Hollywood. It's not for no reason the most popular chewing gum over there is "Hollywood." At this site you can get back issues of the trash pin-up magazine Paris Hollywood (Beauté de Paris Hollywood and Les Folies de Paris et Hollywood). That was published bi-monthly over there from 1947 through 1973. Here's a cover from 1950. The book on that is Paris-Hollywood: Serge Jacques. At this site you can buy French posters for American Movies, like this one (of course). There used to be a junk jewelry store on Rue des Rennes call Sunset Boulevard - perhaps it's still there. The place that sells "California clothes" in the little square on Boulevard St-Germain across from the centuries-old church where Descartes is buried may be gone. But casually mentioning you're visiting from Hollywood works wonders in Paris.

But we don't have much use for the French. We quite regularly remake their movies (see Encore Hollywood: Remaking French Cinema), but the cheese-eating-surrender-monkeys meme has overwhelmed things. We're supposed to be mad at them all. Hollywood's Johnny Depp may be a wonderful actor, but he married that Frenchwoman, Vanessa Paradis, and settled in the hills east of Avignon to raise his kids and relax. He's seldom at his home here, just down Sunset, at Sweetzer, just above the boulevard. How odd of him.

Now, as you can see with this poster on Hollywood Boulevard, in the middle of all the souvenir shops, tattoo parlors and general junk, the French are coming here to Hollywood. Préparez vous ça va déchirer! Get ready for what? That would be these folks (you might want turn off your speakers). We're talking "urban fashion." It seems the young French who dress like scruffy barely-employed American twenty-somethings to make some sort of point in Paris will be selling their version of our own crap here, to us. Go figure.

The poster is sure to confuse the tourists visiting here from Iowa. They may worry this is something political. We worry about the French. We should, of course.


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Saturday, 18 November 2006
At Work on Saturday
Topic: Nature and Botanicals
At Work on Saturday
Someone out here in Hollywood is working on Saturday morning…

Close-Up of common bee…


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