Images & Observations

Posts tagged “storefront

Hot Nings?

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 320 1/160 f/16 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

No,  “Hot Wings” is behind the shadow.  Found on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town, Pasadena, California.

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A Very, Mini, Mart

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3=bkts f/10 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

I found this “hole in the wall” newsstand sandwiched between more imposing storefronts on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, California.  I was attracted to the colors and lines, and am fascinated by tiny, almost, diminutive businesses.  I always wonder how many newspapers, packs of cigarettes or packs of gum do the operators of these business have to sell  over how many hours a day in order to sustain their fixed expenses, let alone make a living wage?

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Urban Study #73

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 1/2000, 1/500, 1/125 f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

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.