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Friday, July 27, 2007 Painted Women

Off Melrose Avenue, south of Hollywood, on a hot Friday afternoon in the mid-nineties, dry as a bone, with the whole city on edge

"LA Woman" - north wall behind Precision Motors, Melrose Avenue
"Chinese Woman" - graffiti off Melrose Avenue
"Devil Girl" (Molly) on red wall, off Melrose Avenue

Note this also - Saturday, July 28, 2007, a ribbon on a new Toyota Prius just above Sunset in Hollywood

"Support Badgirls" ribbon

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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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