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Al Fresco On Colorado

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISO 2500 3-bkts f/6.3 Lr3, HEP1; SEP2

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISO 2500 3-bkts f/6.3 Lr3, HEP1; SEP2

This is the scene in front of Bar Celona on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town, Pasadena, California.  Just a few doors down the street from the 35er, which is in the background.  Old Town is the place with the most concentrated night life activity in Pasadena, what I like about it, is that unlike many contemporary venues (such as Universal City Walk, The Grove, Victoria Gardens, etc.) the charm and ambience are not manufactured or replicated, all of the buildings in the area are original, period structures, rehabilitated and restored for contemporary use, but reminiscent of previous eras.

I tried this image out as full color at first, but I think it has more impact and tells a better story in the black and white and toned version.