This is a section of commercial building wall that originally faced an alley behind “D” Street in Chino, California. This was the home of a hardware store at one time. I was attracted by the textures, colors and remnants of commerce painted on the wall.
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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.
A little bit of serenity in the commercial district on Glendora Avenue in Glendora, California. Shop windows are a great subject for practicing your image capture skills. Many windows are dull, or “junked up” or just sort of “thrown together”, but then you come upon the occasional interesting or artistically arranged window, and if the lighting is not working against you (reflections on window glass, opposing color temperatures between incandescent lighting and full daylight, clean glass) and you might capture something interesting.
The viewpoint for this image is looking across the intersection and across Garey Avene, from the northwest corner of Garey and Second Street, Pomona, California.
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