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

Color Studies

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

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

Tuesday on the Strip

Mid-afternoon, February 6, on the Sunset Strip, there are the women of color, like this one, Sunset at San Vicente, on the balcony behind the card/gift/costume shop on the other side of the street from the Whiskey A Go Go. It's a sixties thing, or a sixties nightmare.

Sixties manikin, Sunset Boulevard
Sixties manikin, Sunset Boulevard

At a bar next door, the singer and her red wall -

Singer painting on red wall - Sunset Boulevard
Singer painting on red wall - Sunset Boulevard

A serious green wall -

Mystery Pier Books, Sunset Boulevard, west wall -

The opposite wall, providing contextů

Mystery Pier Books, Sunset Boulevard, east wall -

Backing out -

Alley walls, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood

Goosing up the blue - increase the saturation and up the contrast -

Sunset Boulevard sign

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.

[Color Studies]

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