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Thursday, January 3, 2008 Noir Snow

Sign on an abandoned grocery store window, Arizona at 11th - Santa Monica - "Frozen"

The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica (listed in The World's Best Bars - Joni Mitchell sometimes drops in) the snow left over from New Years Eve. You can truck it in from the local mountains, even if what you get, in the end, is ineffably sad. On a dark morning, waiting for the heavy rain to arrive, it's somehow an outward and viable sign of the inward and spiritual alienation so common here see any Raymond Chandler novel.

Snow at the Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica
Snow at the Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica
Snow at the Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica
Snow at the Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica
The Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica

Not noir a young ice-skater and her short orange friend at the public ice rink in Santa Monica, Arizona at Fourth

A young ice-skater and her short orange friend at the public ice rink in Santa Monica, Arizona at Fourth

The concession stand is an Airstream with a pink plastic flamingo in the window!

Airstream trailer concession stand at the public ice rink in Santa Monica, Arizona at Fourth
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Sign on an abandoned grocery store window, Arizona at 11th - Santa Monica - "Ice Cream"
Sign on an abandoned grocery store window, Arizona at 11th - Santa Monica - "Frozen"

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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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