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Posts tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Hollywood’s earthly delights…

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This is a post that harkens a theme I draw upon quite a lot–inspiration is everywhere. This beautiful eucalyptus tree was captured on a recent sightseeing trip in a city more famous for its concrete jungle than its natural scenic beauty: Los Angeles. In fact, this was not even taken at one of the state or national parks near the city, but rather it was smack in the middle of the Hollywood Bowl, a stone’s throw away from the tangle of interstates and byways that envelop LA’s urban landscape. The majority of our six-day visit had been spent inside movie studios, pounding the pavement at tourist sites and otherwise exploring the city life of one of the country’s great cities, and one of our last stops was to see in person the structure that has for more than 70 years, been home to some of the best musical concerts on earth. While wandering down to the stage area to take a look around, I couldn’t help but gaze upward at these magnificent natural wonders. This one, in particular, had the wow factor that took me aback–a true Hollywood star. Hope you enjoy…

As the world turns…

A change of pace is always good, so today’s post is a departure from that last few landscapes I have been focusing on of late. This image of a Foucault Pendulum was shot at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles earlier this year. These pendulums, named after the French physicist Leon Foucault, first appeared in the mid 1800s and are designed to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth on its axis. They are, to say the least, mesmerizing. Photographically, I was inspired by the beautiful lines and curves in this particular Foucault, which resembled a huge clock face, conjuring ideas about the relation of time and space. In addition, this was shot at night, so the perimeter was lit from underneath and provided additional  graphic drama to the scene. Hope you enjoy…