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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Hollywood Still Life

On the hot and sunny June day when the photographer turned sixty what he saw in central Hollywood (the one block between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma, Wilcox and Cahuenga).

If you look closely, the whale at the long-defunct "Tails" on Wilcox says no one rides for free.

If you look closely, the whale at the long-defunct "Tails" on Wilcox says no one rides for free.

A color study at Huston's BBQ Cahuenga a few steps south of Hollywood Boulevard

A color study at Huston's BBQ - Cahuenga a few steps south of Hollywood Boulevard

Context is everything.

Huston's BBQ  Cahuenga a few steps south of Hollywood Boulevard

Across the street, an art gallery window on Cahuenga

An art gallery window on Cahuenga, Hollywood

Ghosts (another detail of the famous "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya at the southwest corner of Hollywood and Wilcox)

Detail of the famous "You Are a Star" mural by Tom Suriya at the southwest corner of Hollywood and Wilcox, Hollywood

Just words on another wall

Just words on a wall -

A poster

A poster - Hollywood

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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All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Alan M. Pavlik