Images & Observations

Posts tagged “brick building

Antique Row

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 18mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/22 Lr3; HEP

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.

The 35er

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 24mm ISO 1250 3-bkts f/8 Lr3; HEP1

Long a fixture on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town, Pasadena, California, this is the rear “patio” of the venerable dive bar, on the Mercantile Place side of the block.  I think I am really attracted to a lot of the brickwork I find here, and I will probably return just to get some “stock” images of brickwork  to keep on hand as textured backgrounds.

“This Way.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 18mm ISO 1250 3-bkts f/8 Lr3, HEP1; SEP2

“To the promised land” (the parking structure) adjacent to Mercantile Place in Old Town, Pasadena, California.  I am beginning to think of Mercantile Place as being the crossroads of Old Town since I mined so much material from this location.  The large building in the background is the Scientology complex, I’m wondering of the large door in the back is used by Xenu and the other space aliens to avoid any paparazzi who might be stationed at the front of the building.

Or maybe the woman is saying “If we go this way we can avoid those crackpot cultists”.