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Southern California Photography, September 2008


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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Lighting the Set

The old joke is that the movie industry settled here because of the constant sunshine Hollywood is the world's largest outdoor sound stage and Kodak and the film industry settled in Rochester, New York the world's largest darkroom. Having moved here after spending the seventies in Rochester with no stops in-between you get the joke. That seems about right.  And here's the late September light, an alley in Hollywood

Fire Escape and Clouds, Hollywood

Santa Monica Boulevard, across the street from the Troubadour (favorite story in 1974, John Lennon and his friend, Harry Nilsson, both quite drunk, were tossed out of the place for heckling the Smothers Brothers) a bit of Streamline Moderne all out of place these days, but the lighting was just right.

Streamline Moderne detail, Santa Monica Boulevard

Maybe it's better as a negative print. Blow it up, frame it, put it on the living room wall your guests will be edgy and nervous.

Streamline Moderne detail, Santa Monica Boulevard - negative print

The glass tower at Sunset and Vine is far better as negative print spooky.

Glass tower at Sunset and Vine - negative print

Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood lighting

Star Dome, Hollywood Boulevard, east of Highland

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.


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