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The View from Dream Street

The View from Dream Street

Visiting old haunts on my birthday, I rode my bicycle on a gorgeous afternoon that passes for winter in Los Angeles style. I pedaled up into the Santa Monica Mountains, on streets I hadn't visited in quite a while. On my return to the flatlands, I looked back to view some of the iconic images of the City of Angels: palm trees, red-tiled roofs, a skyscraper, and the near-mythic Hollywood Sign. The sign sits atop Mt. Lee, in the Santa Monica Mountains. A portion of the more distant and more massive San Gabriel Mountains rises, like a leviathan, in the background.

Everything in this photograph, with the help of my camera's telephoto setting, has been compressed into what appears to be a narrow, almost two-dimensional plane. Distances, though, range from several feet to many miles. The building, for example, is probably a half mile from the homes that appear to sit directly under it's base.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
1/500s f/4.9 at 47.0mm ISO 200 full exif

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john boyd03-Feb-2009 03:05
Many LA icons compressed to sit on top of each other.
Happy BD
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