Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vernon (Sundown)

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16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful Kevin! This one is truly beautiful.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

love this!. you captured it well.. my eye is definitely drawn to the sun..

Petrea Burchard said...

Gosh, Kevin. You made me say "gosh."

Madge said...

Looks like a place where 'The Colony,' should be filmed... a bit monotone... I like it!

Owen said...

It is beautiful, but awfully inhospitable looking, nowhere for a person to rest their feet, no sidewalk café, just conrete and power lines to the horizon...

Banjo52 said...

I'm seeing a companion piece for your L.A. river shot. I also see the movies, The Road and District 9. Post-apocalypse. Whether or not that's there, it's a powerful, chilling shot.

Tash said...

Eeriely (sp???) beautiful and not creepy. Only you can make it this good.

Tash said...

PS...like the "Sundown" - not a word used very often any more.

Jonderson said...

Masterful use of light. You have made a very cold and threatening looking urban landscape seem warm and inviting.

At least 3 clues point to it being a sunup though, not a sundown. Do I win a prize if I am right? :)

-K- said...

Hmmm, I made more than one trip to Vernon. One was in the early morning but the street wasn't this deserted.

Needless to say, I'm curious as to the three clues.

Jonderson said...

The 3 clues which lead me to think morning are:

1. The air seems relatively clear of haze and humidity for late July. Relatively.

2. The lack of people. Much easier to do in the early morning hours, especially on a weekend. Funny to hear that you found it to be the opposite.

3. The a.m. hours have historically been a common time for you to be out shooting streets.

It sounds like I may be wrong though, despite my circumstantial suppositions. Easy enough to figure out if you know what direction you were facing. If it was East, it is sunup.

Whatever the case, it is a superb shot!

Jonderson said...

A little Google mapping, and I can verify (given the power lines and the downtown skyline) that if you were in Vernon, you were looking west, making that a sundown, just as Tash said.

So much for my being clever today!
:)

-K- said...

I'm amazed you could have figured that out from Google maps. I took a long look and as near as I can tell I was on a street called Industrial looking west towards Grande Vista.

Needless to say, there is no grand vista anywhere near Grande Vista.

Cafe Pasadena said...

in my monitor it looks swell. subtle & the colors mix well too!

Anonymous said...

Wow!

I love pictures of the gritty industrial districts in and around Los Angeles. I love seeing them in movies.

My favorite is when Terence Stamp paid a call to some "bad people" in the "The Limey". I love that scene so much. From him walking to the warehouse to where he cut the fence to break into the loading dock. Gritty industrial LA to the tall palms in the far back of the frame.

I once was offered a job in Vernon. I should have taken it.

tore claesson said...

Fantastic.
i don't know if it shows the end of things or the dawn.
either way its captivating.