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Friday, July 25, 2008 – Ventura Highway

If you're of a certain age you remember that pop song from the seventies about life out here, Ventura Highway.  You just never had any idea what the song was about – "Seasons cryin' no despair / Alligator lizards in the air…"  That's okay. It may not have been about anything at all. 

Ventura Boulevard, which runs from Studio City way up north and west to the next county, Ventura County, is like the song – perhaps about nothing at all, just images. Here's the Whitefire Theater, Ventura Boulevard at Sunnyslope, in Sherman Oaks. It's very evocative, without a whole lot of actually meaning.

Whitefire Theater, Ventura Boulevard at Sunnyslope, in Sherman Oaks
Whitefire Theater, Ventura Boulevard at Sunnyslope, in Sherman Oaks

Across the street, just a pig under a palm tree –

Pig at BBQ restaurant Ventura Boulevard at Sunnyslope, in Sherman Oaks

Nearby, an odd shop selling expensive children's clothes –

Tough Cookies - Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks

And on our Ventura Highway, odd sidewalk messages –

Sidewalk, Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks - "Ink"

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:

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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