Monthly Archives: February 2017

Slow Afternoon, Union Station

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That particular afternoon, none of the people passing through Union Station were in the market for a new hat, leaving the vendor free to watch something on his computer.

Union Station
Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.18.2017

Hollywood Boulevard (not glamorous)

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The place where – I am led to believe – Playmates previously purchased their shoes is now a smoke shop. And there’s rain all day in sunny southern California.

along Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.17.17

A late supper

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You’ve seen it, haven’t you? The more-frequent inclusion of people in my images. Are you wondering if I’m OK? Do you suspect that someone else has taken over my blog?

The answers are Yes. And No.

In the past, I would have lined up my shot and waiting for the people to leave before I made the picture. But, as part of my ongoing process to see things differently, I’ve decided to leave people in some of the shots. We’ll see how that goes!

Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.28.2017

PS – There is a chance, I guess, that one of these days I go completely off the deep end and post a photo that not only has people in it, but is in color!

War dead, marked by crosses

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Every Sunday since February 2004, volunteers place red and white crosses (and stars of David and crescents) on the sand to remember the fallen and wounded soldiers from the United States’ wars, and to acknowledge the human cost of war. The local chapter of Veterans for Peace sponsors the project; there is a separate section with purple crosses of military members who have died by suicide.

It is a stunning, sobering sight.

I spoke with the gentleman who was in charge (he was wearing a red ball cap that said IMMIGRANTS MAKE AMERICA GREAT); he told me his organization was starting a new project aimed at combating the recent rise of Islamaphobia.

If you want to learn more about the crosses project, there are interesting articles here and here.

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California
photographed 2.19.2017

Platform. Passengers. Pigeons.

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I can’t say that I was ready for this array of pigeons and people. But I had composed my shot and was ready for something to happen.

And it did.

Union Station
Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.18.2017

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