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Garage and Palms. by makepictures Garage and Palms. by makepictures
Armstrong Avenue across from Silver Lake reservoir in Los Angeles, CA. Remarkably, this is about ten minutes from the center of downtown by car.
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getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Photographer
That would be a perfect theme for a square format without loosing anything we already see. The yellow medial strip and the decline road are some sexy details here; just like your beloved palmtrees
makepictures Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
The full file is available for download, Chris. If you would like to show me where you would crop to a square on this image, I'd be happy to see it. You could post the image privately to and send me a link.
getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Photographer
to be honest, Josh - IŽd love to see everything I see in this version plus the missing parts; a crop wouldnŽt do it in my opinion - try stiching a panorama and croping the result. how about that?
makepictures Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I didn't take adjacent frames to make a pano and the lighting is not repeatable. The light is a very important element for me. Next time I'll just bring a $40,000 digital Hasselblad with me on my walks.... haha.
getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Photographer
or simply take some safty shots - what about our appointment,Josh?
FuriousLee Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
what I like is how unassuming this image is.. for those travelling down that road it is a blurry shack, to those travelling up, their focus is solely atop the hill.
I look at enough photos to know how some photographers try to use something unassuming as means to fake viewers into thinking that there is a deeper meaning,
(as though if you dont know how important this unimportant thing is then I guess you dont deserve the gratification of understanding it either).

This is what it is. and for something I would personally hang in a museum is precisely why others would hang it in their bathroom.
(true story I saw a jeff wall print in a bathroom of an apartment once).

makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
This is a very wonderful comment not alone because it is so gratifying to be understood. The generosity of your comment as a fellow photographer is deeply appreciated.

Now, about the bathroom. I knew a home in which each member of the family was encouraged to collect art and they were wealthy so the collections were significant. The wife liked impressionists. The father liked Egyptian ancient artifacts and American painters. One of the daughters loved abstract expressionists. The son, I suspect, didn't have much interest in art collecting or even looking at it but he liked cowboys and Indians so he collected Fredrick Remington originals in various media [link] . I used the son's bathroom to change clothes once and was surrounded by framed Remington drawings. The father showed me the antiquities by taking me into his dressing room next to his bathroom in which all of the shoe drawers and shirt drawers were converted to hold those various objects, any one of which in any other home would have been the centerpiece of its art display. In both cases, you can just imagine how any conservator or archivist would pass out at the thought of these items being exposed to the humidity of a bathroom!
FuriousLee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
haha wow, what a story! This sheds light on a few questions I have had about art, collectors and their collections. I can just imagine the son in the end being the most prolific art collector out of his family. I also once questioned why people buy clearly stolen masterpieces, but I guess in the end it really is for themselves even if they could not share it.. then again if they could, would they at all. perhaps only to a few privileged.
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Photographer
As I was looking at this, I realized that my head had automatically tilted to the right, lol!
A fine shot, Josh!
I love the simplicity of it.
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I hope you didn't hit you head against anything..... haha!
Thanks for the kind comment.
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
this looks vaguely familiar
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I think I've driven by here once or twice when I was littler :3
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January 8, 2012
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Jan 8, 2012, 3:25:25 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 (Macintosh)