Just Above Sunset used to have two subsidiary sites. These were web logs - blogs - where new material was added each day, or several times a day. The format was simple - each was what the Victorians used to call a "Commonplace Book," a notebook where you could jot down immediate observations. Or you could think of these two sites as forums for discussion - anyone could click on the menu option at the bottom of each entry and leave a comment, adding their own observations, or suggesting an alternative view. Unfortunately, the platform that hosted these sites was "improved" - and unless you were a Windows user running Microsoft Internet Explorer, they looked rather awful. On Netscape things were misaligned, on Foxfire it was even worse, and those running Safari on Macintosh got nonsense. So that effort has been moved to this site.
In this format - Daily Commentary
In the old format - the 1,453 entries from June 10, 2003 through January 4, 2006 -
As seen from Just Above Sunset
The subhead says it all - "Notes on how things seem to me from out here in Hollywood..." The commentary at the weekly site started there, at the daily site, as a first draft. What appeared in the main pages each week was a final version, incorporating what has been said in the comments or emailed to me separately. That will continue here - with a new link for comments. Visit and offer comments - they will be reflected in the version that appears each Sunday.
In this format - Daily Photography
In the old format - the 309 entries through January 4, 2006 -
Just Above Sunset Photography
As the name indicates, this was also a site for immediate observations, but there they were visual - one or more photographs taken that day here in Hollywood, or wherever something catches my eye. The Daily Photography pages do the dame thing. Although a good number of those photos later appear in the Sunday issue, many do not, as they're "one-offs" that don't fit any theme or fall in a particular category. Think of the "daily" as your daily view of Hollywood. Also this is a place for where you find shots that are technical exercises - in framing, color levels, special effects, and light and shadow. So the "daily" is, perhaps, for photographers, where you often find shooting data - the lens used, shutter speed, ISO and all that sort of thing.