On Myrtle Avenue in the pedestrian friendly Old Town, Monrovia, California. There are quite a few restaurants and retauraunt/bars in this neighborhood.
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Still in Monrovia, California, this is the northwest corner of Foothill and Myrtle, just across Myrtle from the First Presbyterian Church. I really enjoy capturing urban scenes that are reminiscent of life during the first half of the twentieth century, I think they remind me of my own childhood and the innocence of childhood. This scene is much more interesting produces a feeling of warmth that is not present in contemporary commercial structures in my opinion. The white lines breaking up the brickwork and the repetition of the green awnings give me a good feeling in this scene.
The D7000 and the 18-200mm Nikkor lens did a very nice job in capturing a high resolution image in these brackets. You can actually make out some of the broadcast towers on top of Mt. Wilson in the background, which are approximately 12 miles distant.
Second Street, east of Garey Avenue in Pomona, California has been designated Antique Row. This is looking east about midway
down the block from Garey where this building, the lettering of its sign and the awnings caught my eye. The object to the right is a water fountain with a bronze sculpture of a jumping dolphin.
I reduced the overall exposure of the image in Lightroom because the building walls were too bright and I wanted a darker sky. Then I cam back with the adjustment brush to bring back details in the first floor and second floor windows (note the window sign on the second floor) and to bring the front facade of the building out of the shade a bit.