Another view from Plaza Square in the city of Orange, California. After capturing this image we made a couple of withdrawals from the “repository” and I enjoyed a Mocha Frappuccino. I am not sure what the deal is with Starbucks cropping up inside of other businesses but I am guessing that there may be more coffee transactions than pure financial transactions occurring in this building on a daily basis. One Starbucks in Pasadena, California seems to have totally subsumed the bank branch it was planted inside of.
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The weather in Southern California has been unusually cool recently and when we came upon Starbucks last Saturday evening every available seat inside was taken up with bodies staying nice and toasty. The temperature outside was probably in the low forties or high thirties when this image was captured, making the very hot, large non-fat mocha latte that Judy brought out to me that much better.
The exposures were 1/20, 1/6 and .7 second, using the monopod. A couple of hot spots were dodged, and one area was cooled down using Control Points in HDR Efex Pro and Nik Sharpener Pro 3 was used for final sharpening.