Just Above Sunset
Sunday, April 18, 2004 Photography

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Note: These are digital photographs I snapped using a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom (telephoto).  Feel free to use them as you will.  If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  Note: These are thumbnail previews.  To see a full-size high-resolution version of a particular photograph click on the "thumbnail" image.  You will see the full image in a separate window.

Today at Graystone Park in Beverly Hills – at the edge of the parking lot....



The famous (not really) Cactus Man of Mulholland Drive.  He’s up above the Hollywood Hills to remind everyone if it had not been for William Mulholland, one amazing engineer, all of Los Angeles would be the desert Los Angeles is supposed to be.  As it is we got most of Northern California’s water, sucked the Colorado River dry, drained Mono Lake, devastated the Central Valley, and thus it is rather pleasant here.  And Cactus Man looks rather jaunty, doesn’t he?


Stare at the pool below the office window.  Empty your mind.  Generate alpha waves.  Accept the world as it is.  Listen for one hand clapping.  Sip single-malt scotch.


The sunrises still look like this from outside my window – and down in Palos Verdes, a mile or two north of the Port of Los Angeles, the lighthouse still stands.



I just like this one.

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From last week's home page...

At the edge of the pool...



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