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May 2009

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Cool Canyon

Blistering heat and arid howling wind not the kind of day you want to hang around Hollywood. It's too urban. But, in the grand scheme of things, the urban stuff is only temporary. It will all be gone one day. Mulholland Drive winds its way above it all, and there's Coldwater Canyon.  That's the place to be on a brutal day and you start at the top

Curve sign on Mulholland Drive above Coldwater Canyon

Fires may sweep through, but that's Coldwater Canyon down there

Coldwater Canyon, from above

Above the canyon, yucca and cactus

Yucca, fallen blooms
Cactus
Cactus

But down in the canyon things are different. There you'll find Franklin Canyon Park Lake and Heavenly Pond. That helps.  Even if they filmed scenes from Combat and Star Trek here, the hitchhiking scene from It Happened One Night, and the opening fishing-hole sequence from the Andy Griffin Show, you can't tell.

Pampas Grass plume, Franklin Canyon Park Lake
Duck, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park
Duck, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park

Local monsters

Turtle, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park
Turtle, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park
Turtle, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park

The red, angry eye

American Coot
American Coot

Local abstracts

Damaged red pine, Franklin Canyon Park
Duck, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park
Duck, Heavenly Pond, Franklin Canyon Park

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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.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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