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8:44 p.m. 10 July 2014
There are actually very few very tall buildings in the sprawl that is the greater Los Angeles area. The greatest concentration of them is downtown L.A.
Thus, as you walk around downtown there can be places where the only visible sky is, well, seemingly only above your head. That’s why the “star” of this photo, framed between two sky scrapers, is the sky.
downtown Los Angeles
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SONY NEX-5R
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3200
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f/3.5
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1/40th
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19mm

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8:44 p.m. 10 July 2014

There are actually very few very tall buildings in the sprawl that is the greater Los Angeles area. The greatest concentration of them is downtown L.A.

Thus, as you walk around downtown there can be places where the only visible sky is, well, seemingly only above your head. That’s why the “star” of this photo, framed between two sky scrapers, is the sky.

downtown Los Angeles

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11:57 p.m. 14 July 2014
As I rounded South Venice Blvd, I was greeted with fire trucks and news vans. Where was the smoke? Where was the fire? Was my car boxed in by all the hoopla?
Luckily, I had hoped to get some great night photos of the Venice canal and hoped they would include that fickle moon that still hadn’t seemed to show its face to me so far this evening.
Well, let’s just say on this night at this time, the canal was pretty darn dark. Looks like most of the light available to illuminate the canals comes from the homes on the canal. Most of them were off.
I do like how this photo turned out with the reflection of the building and the fire trucks on the water, and being able to see under the bridge. And you know what else? Where there are fire trucks, there are firemen. Yummy!
And you know what else? A James Maslow sighting. I looked him right in the eye and knew I recognized him from somewhere. It took me until I was driving home to remember what I recognized him from. And I suppose when he saw the camera hanging around my neck it was a great reason for him to make a b-line for his car.
Turns out there was no fire. There was a broken water main that was causing a lot of running water, which must be the domain of the fire department. So why the news vans? Apparently, this is an ongoing problem residents are tired of according to the news I saw today about the subject.
All I could think is that my mom and my aunt who are both major DWTS fans, will be a little jealous when I tell them that I walked so close to one of this past season’s faves, James Maslow. He does have dreamy eyes. Just sayin’!
Venice Canals
Venice, CA
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Camera
SONY NEX-5R
ISO
3200
Aperture
f/3.5
Exposure
1/4th
Focal Length
18mm

Scene:

exterior

11:57 p.m. 14 July 2014

As I rounded South Venice Blvd, I was greeted with fire trucks and news vans. Where was the smoke? Where was the fire? Was my car boxed in by all the hoopla?

Luckily, I had hoped to get some great night photos of the Venice canal and hoped they would include that fickle moon that still hadn’t seemed to show its face to me so far this evening.

Well, let’s just say on this night at this time, the canal was pretty darn dark. Looks like most of the light available to illuminate the canals comes from the homes on the canal. Most of them were off.

I do like how this photo turned out with the reflection of the building and the fire trucks on the water, and being able to see under the bridge. And you know what else? Where there are fire trucks, there are firemen. Yummy!

And you know what else? A James Maslow sighting. I looked him right in the eye and knew I recognized him from somewhere. It took me until I was driving home to remember what I recognized him from. And I suppose when he saw the camera hanging around my neck it was a great reason for him to make a b-line for his car.

Turns out there was no fire. There was a broken water main that was causing a lot of running water, which must be the domain of the fire department. So why the news vans? Apparently, this is an ongoing problem residents are tired of according to the news I saw today about the subject.

All I could think is that my mom and my aunt who are both major DWTS fans, will be a little jealous when I tell them that I walked so close to one of this past season’s faves, James Maslow. He does have dreamy eyes. Just sayin’!

Venice Canals

Venice, CA

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