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October 2009

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Hollywood Rain

Ah, Hollywood in the rain, a location manager's dream. Here's the Barnsdall Art Park, on the east end of Hollywood Boulevard

Heart Chairs, Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood Boulevard
Heart Chairs, Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood Boulevard
Tree Limb, Fog
"Orange Rocket" - Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood Boulevard
"Orange Rocket" - Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood Boulevard

And as locations go, this one comes with a Frank Lloyd Wright house

Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood Boulevard

Down below, a billboard for the new conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Billboard for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Hollywood fog

But what's that on the next hill? Yep, the observatory where they shot the final scenes of Rebel Without a Cause

Griffith Park Observatory in the fog
Griffith Park Observatory in the fog

Up at the observatory, the bust of the star of that movie James Dean in the rain very moody

Bust of James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory
Bust of James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory
Bust of James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory
Bust of James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory
Bust of James Dean at the Griffith Park Observatory

Nicolaus Copernicus is not amused

Astronomers Monument, Griffith Park Observatory - Copernicus
Griffith Park Observatory

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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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