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Thursday, July 10, 2008 Stuck at Home

So much for a day of photographing Los Angeles stuck at home with a monster summer cold, Kleenex at hand, pills to clear the head at the ready. It was no day to bop around in the Mini Cooper what with the sneezing and the chills, and that warning from the drug folks on the box. Is the Mini Cooper heavy equipment?  Best to not to operate it.  It seemed best to nap on and off and watch the dragonfly buzz past the neighbor's window

White stucco wall, brown striped awning, dragonfly

Dark inside and light outside

Sliding glass door to plant-filled balcony - Los Angeles

It seems that the neighbors didn't fill the hummingbird feeders. Drat.

Hollywood balcony

From the office window, the Griffith Park Observatory just sits there, off in the distance

Griffith Park Observatory

Just below the observatory even the artist-neighbor is out and about

Hollywood balcony with easel

To the left, empty houses

The Hollywood Hills at the top of Fairfax Avenue

No fetching young lasses sunning at the pool below my window

Hollywood Pool

But this phenylephrine hydrochloride is good stuff.  One thinks of David Hockney. 

Hollywood Pool, negative print

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Technical Note:

Photographs after March 3, 2008, were taken with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D70 when noted. All previous photographs were taken with the D70. The lenses used are (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto, or (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  The earliest photography in the archives was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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