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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

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 -


Saturday, 16 December 2006
Glow
Topic: Botanical Studies

Glow

The corner of Winnett Place and San Vincente Boulevard, Santa Monica, Friday, December 15, late morning.

Pink rose, extreme close-up


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Friday, 15 December 2006
Christmas - Traditional and Non-Traditional
Topic: Seasonal

Christmas - Traditional and Non-Traditional

The Guaranty Building for the Guaranty Building and Loan Association, 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, 1923, John C. Austin, architect. Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille invested in this building that attracted tenants like gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Now it is the headquarters of the Church Of Scientology International. Nice Wreath.

Christmas wreath at the Guaranty Building, 6331 Hollywood Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street at Hollywood and Vine, at Iguana Vintage Clothing, an all American Santa - green neon, the flag, the jazzman and the reflection of a palm tree in the glass.

Santa display at Hollywood and Vine, at Iguana Vintage Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa display at Hollywood and Vine, at Iguana Vintage Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter in LA is best thought of as a negative - this, the beach at the end of the north runway at LAX.

Beach scene, negative print, at the end of the north runway at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)

 


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Thursday, 14 December 2006
Judgmental Birds
Topic: Birds

Judgmental Birds

Maybe Hitchcock was onto something, although the story was from Daphne Du Maurier and the screenplay by Evan Hunter. These birds, at the Playa del Rey lagoon on 12 December, seem to know something. Think of them as a jury. They may not like us at all.

Black pigeons in a row at the Playa del Rey lagoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common gulls and a caution sign at the Playa del Rey lagoon


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Wednesday, 13 December 2006
Street Scenes - Hollywood Boulevard
Topic: Social Commentary

Street Scenes - Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood - a sense of the place -

Street scene, Hollywood Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Street scene, Hollywood Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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S. H. Kress Department Store, 6608 Hollywood Boulevard - Edward F. Sibbert, architect - 1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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S. H. Kress Department Store
6608 Hollywood Boulevard
Edward F. Sibbert, architect - 1935

Designed and built as a part of the S. H. Kress retail chain, that didn't work out. In 1947 Frederick Mellinger moved his Frederick’s of Fifth Avenue from New York here. This became the headquarters for Frederick’s of Hollywood - lingerie and such. Mellinger restored the Art Deco architecture, and gave us the first push-up bra, and the first front-snap bra, and all the rest. Frederick’s of Hollywood has since moved to newer digs across the street and a few blocks west. The building is dark now, very dark, and empty. Edward Hopper would like the place now.


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Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2006 7:04 PM PST
Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Hollywood Detail
Topic: Graphics

Hollywood Detail

This may be emblematic of Hollywood - a detail on the boulevard -

Strip Tease and Coca Cola on Hollywood Boulevard


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