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Paramount Theatre in Oakland - a Tour.

These are some shots from a tour yesterday (Jan. 22) of the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, a long-time theater fully restored in two stages.

They're all taken in what was designed to be very dim lighting, with the little Canon s95 using existing light and no flash.

  As a result, several are taken at 1-second and some at 6/10ths of a second, but the Canon S95's Hybrid IS corrects for lateral shake as well as angular, the first compact camera to do so.   On all but three shots, I didn't use Photoshop this time, so I could get them up earlier.   I used, instead, the free Irfanview viewer to resize them down to 800x600.  In 90% of the cases, there's no cropping.  Needed to get these up w/o the usual ado, since others in the group are sharing pictures from the walk and then the Paramount tour.

  Will explain more of these later...

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Paramount Theater
Paramount Theater
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Underexposed to get ceiling light. mIrf_1538.jpg
Underexposed to get ceiling light. mIrf_1538.jpg
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Fountain (Buddha inspired) mIrf_1556.jpg
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1931 phone to report availlable seating.  mIrf_1564.jpg
1931 phone to report availlable seating. mIrf_1564.jpg
1931 phone to report available seating.  mIrf_1566.jpg
1931 phone to report available seating. mIrf_1566.jpg
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The original master key, lit by someone's flash. mIrf_1571.jpg
The original master key, lit by someone's flash. mIrf_1571.jpg
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Loved this corner seat.  mIrf_1585.jpg 1/2 second
Loved this corner seat. mIrf_1585.jpg 1/2 second
Women's Lounge & self-portrait. :-)   mIrf_1591.jpg
Women's Lounge & self-portrait. :-) mIrf_1591.jpg
Men's Room w/'masculine' decor. mIrf_1598.jpg
Men's Room w/'masculine' decor. mIrf_1598.jpg
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7th panel is not quite a match.  mIrf_1602.jpg
7th panel is not quite a match. mIrf_1602.jpg
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Don't know why I stayed on iso100 (my default) mIrf_1603.jpg
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Side of aisle seat w/ orig'l materials - 1 sec exp.  mIrf_1636crop.jpg
Side of aisle seat w/ orig'l materials - 1 sec exp. mIrf_1636crop.jpg
Tour guide beaming light on the wall reliefs.  Howard w/paperwork. mIrf_1637.jpg
Tour guide beaming light on the wall reliefs. Howard w/paperwork. mIrf_1637.jpg
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During light-show. mIrf_1647.jpg
During light-show. mIrf_1647.jpg
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During light show #2. mIrf_1648.jpg
1-sec exp. While organist played samples.   mIrf_1650.jpg
1-sec exp. While organist played samples. mIrf_1650.jpg
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The Cast. :-) - iso 640.  mIrf_1668.jpg
The Cast. :-) - iso 640. mIrf_1668.jpg
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1-sec. @ iso 400. The Cast #2. mIrf_1677.jpg
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Ceiling light reflected in the glass.  mIrf_1687.jpg
Ceiling light reflected in the glass. mIrf_1687.jpg
Old film reels.  mIrf_1690.jpg
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Triple A.  mIrf_1705.jpg
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