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Thursday, August 16, 2007 Beach Narrative

It was hot as hell in the Hollywood Hills, and after a small earthquake gave the walls a little shake, it seemed best to head for the beach.  And once in Venice, where it was only in the eighties, there seemed to be an open parking space on Brooks, which was very odd.  Fine. There was all the time in the world to wander around, and sit, and look at things. The beach seemed to want to tell a story.  There's vague narrative below.

La La Land - Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
"Expect Everything" sign, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
The famous turbaned roller-skating guitar player of Venice Beach
Sign at bike shop, Venice Beach
"Fat Door" mural, Venice Beach
Blue wrought iron dragon with gull, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
Blue wall with red blooms, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
White brick wall with rose frieze, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
Odd roof treatment, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
Tattoo parlor with one-armed manikin, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
Military coffins mural, Brooks Avenue at Ocean, Venice Beach
Angels mural in alley, Venice Beach
Gull at trashcan, Venice Beach
Emily Winters mural "Endangered Species" (1990), Venice Beach
Emily Winters mural "Endangered Species" (1990), Venice Beach
Novelty license plates for sale, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

Move along.


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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs 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.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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