Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

After Christmas

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

Hollywood and Highland - with all the major stores and the Kodak Theater for the Oscars, and restaurants, from California Pizza Kitchen to the vaguely French Vert run by Wolfgang Puck's brother from Chicago - is the commercial heart of Hollywood. Yes, that's the only kind of heart Hollywood has, of course. The day after Christmas the block was filled with Midwestern tourists, from the Chinese Theater on the west to the seedy bars on the east, to Disney's El Capitan Theater across the street. The Christmas stuff is was all over, although Christmas was all over. The sky was growing quite dark - rain on the way.

Hollywood and Highland - Christmas stars

Their Christmas tree and their signature elephant (the complex was designed to look like the sets from D. W. Griffith's Intolerance, a 1916 epic filmed up the coast in Oxnard) -

Hollywood and Highland - Christmas  Tree
Hollywood and Highland - Christmas stars
El Capitan Theater - Hollywood Boulevard

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.

[After Christmas]

Last updated Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10:30 pm Pacific Time

All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 - Alan M. Pavlik