#512 Hollywood Bank
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Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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This is the big bank building on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, about a half block away from the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. i shot it the other day but those of you who live in Southern California will immediately recognize that the clouds don't belong to late July in LA - where no clouds exist. Those were shot al little earlier in the year. Artistically, though it works a lot better. I hope you don't mind. If I have time to shoot something better, I will but for now, this will have to do.



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Really nice shot , the cloudy background adds to the shot.

Norm



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Hey Endre - how are you doing? So that is where our bail out money went... I really like all the details/carvings/gargoyles etc on the facade.



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Country: United States

Great contrasting colors. I like the perspective and crop as well.



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Country: United States

Thanks so much, Norm! I'm always happy when you like something of mine!.

All the best,

Endre

Hightraxx wrote:
Really nice shot , the cloudy background adds to the shot.

Norm



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9570
Country: United States

Thanks, Jim, my friend! I'm so happy you like it. This building has been there in Hollywood for decades. I think most or the bailout money has been paid back. It the "stimulus" that disappeared into bankrupt companies like Solyndra that we have to worry about.

I hope all is well with you and your huge brood.

Fond regards,

Endre

James Markus wrote:
Hey Endre - how are you doing? So that is where our bail out money went... I really like all the details/carvings/gargoyles etc on the facade.



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9570
Country: United States

Thanks, so much! I'm so glad you like it!

All best wishes,

Endre

twistedlim wrote:
Great contrasting colors. I like the perspective and crop as well.



TweakMDS
Registered: Aug 12, 2008
Total Posts: 240
Country: Netherlands

Endre,

You did a great job on this one! I'm a fan of dark blue skies anyway, but I agree with the above posters that the contrast in tones is really good here. It simply exerts a cool white harsh sunlight feeling.

~Michael



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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A pretty piece of architecture, and the mix of clouds and sky complement it well. There's so little true "white" in clouds that it doesn't overwhelm or obscure the white of the building itself...
Jerry



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9570
Country: United States

Thank you, Michael! I'm really happy that you like it. I appreciate your kind comments.

All the best,

Endre

TweakMDS wrote:
Endre,

You did a great job on this one! I'm a fan of dark blue skies anyway, but I agree with the above posters that the contrast in tones is really good here. It simply exerts a cool white harsh sunlight feeling.

~Michael



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9570
Country: United States


Thanks so much, Jerry! I find that interesting clouds and sky almost never overwhelm a subject. I'm glad you like it.

All best wishes,

Endre

Tenn.Jer wrote:
A pretty piece of architecture, and the mix of clouds and sky complement it well. There's so little true "white" in clouds that it doesn't overwhelm or obscure the white of the building itself...
Jerry