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Urban Study #70; Old Town Traffic

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 16mm ISO 320 1/400, 1/100, 1/30 f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PSCs5

Colorado Boulevard in Old Town, Pasadena, California during a late afternoon in January.  I really enjoy capturing images of the Pasadena urban scene, the variety of architecture and what I can produce using the lines, shapes and colors and textures that I find.

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Urban Study #275: “We Buy Gold”

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 40mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Sigal Diamonds, Third and “D” Street, LaVerne, California.  “We buy gold.”


Urban Study #152

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 58mm ISO 200 1/60 f/18 +2EV -2EV Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

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.

Please click on the image to view in high resolution.


Del Mar Building Trio

Interpretive Digital Imaging

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 35mm ISO 2000 3-bkts f/13 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS5

These buildings stand on the north side of Del Mar Boulevard between South Raymond Avenue in the foreground and South Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, California.   Coming up Raymond from where we parked I was attracted by the bold colors of the buildings which reflect the re-urbanization of Pasadena, they were constructed after the beginning of the new millenium and are primarily housing units with maybe some business activity on portions of the first floors; there is an interurban rail line that passes through the red building in the center.  This block of buildings is situated on the southern edge of Old Town Pasadena, adjacent to many Pasadena historic structures.

I started with an HDR processed image, used Lightroom to flatten some of the detail, then went further with Topaz Simplify.  Then masked back in some of the detail at varying opacity; then hand painted in all of the white building in order to get the color  and texture where I wanted it.