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Monday, October 15, 2007 Hollywood Fog

It's not always sunny in Southern California that's just most days.  Now and then Los Angeles, and Hollywood, reverts to the look and feel of the noir films from the forties and early fifties dark streets and menace.  It was one of those Mondays deep fog off the Pacific slid into Hollywood before dawn and the day got darker and darker.  But it wouldn't rain. The sky was low, the images diffused, until this image or that popped out of the fog to remind you of something, to remind you the world is an odd place.

This was Hollywood and Vine.  This odd woman is atop the Taft Building, on the southeast corner.

 

Billboard with android woman on the Taft Building, Hollywood and Vine.

The Equitable Building on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Vine lights on at noon

The Equitable Building on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Vine

On the southwest corner of Hollywood and Vince, the star at the parking lot

On the southwest corner of Hollywood and Vince, the star at the parking lot

On the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, the lowered roller-doors of the tattoo parlor

On the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, the lowered roller-door of the tattoo parlor -
On the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, the lowered roller-door of the tattoo parlor -

Construction behind the Taft Building, Hollywood and Vine a crane in the fog

Construction behind the Taft Building, Hollywood and Vine - a crane in the fog

There seems to be a new Beowulf movie coming soon

Construction behind the Taft Building, Hollywood and Vine

Directly across Vine from Beowulf, the surreal hotdog baby

The "Original" Coney Island on Vine in Hollywood

Just west of Hollywood and Vine, a study in orange, the signage at Kung Pao Kitty

Just west of Hollywood and Vine, a study in orange, the signage at Kung Pao Kitty -

Just west of Hollywood and Vine, red, white and blue, and Edgar and Charlie

Just west of Hollywood and Vine, red, white and blue, and Edgar and Charlie

Vine and Selma, faces pop out of the fog

Vine and Selma, faces pop out of the fog - billboard for the television series "Heroes"

A brown poster at Hollywood and Ivar (see Vans Sky Gallery and Derek Albeck)

A brown poster at Hollywood and Ivar (Derek Albeck) -
Billboard with android woman on the Taft Building, Hollywood and Vine.

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

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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