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

Rainy Day Beach

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

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

All the previous photographs of Venice Beach show the Southern California everyone images - an exceedingly peculiar place in bright and unrelenting sunshine, the everyday sunshine that brought the film industry here.  Sometimes it all turns dark - Thursday, February 22, the rain started about three in the afternoon and Venice Beach turned all film noir, stripped to its core.  It's not paradise, or it's paradise on an off day.

Venice Beach in the rain -
Venice Beach in the rain -
Venice Beach in the rain -
Venice Beach in the rain -

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.

[Rainy Day Beach]

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