Universal CityWalk, Hollywood, LA, California.
I was taking a group of media students from my college in England to LA in 2000. We had just finished a day in the Universal Studios themepark, and were loitering for a few moments in the City Walk, so I took the opportunity to shoot off a few frames. From memory, this was taken without a tripod: I assume I must have rested the camera on a passing student!
Universal CityWalk is the name given to the entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme park. It is a three-block entertainment, dining and shopping promenade. Options include more than 30 places to eat, a 19-screen movie theater featuring IMAX, seven night spots, indoor skydiving (what??) and more than 30 stores. I don't think Frozen Fusion survives to the present day, however. And I wouldn't have gone there if it weren't for the fact that we had a student group to show the "sights" to. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
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kasianowak (9329) 2014-08-27 4:09
Hi again Will
Well chosen detail among what must have been an abundance of neon sighs. Lovely vibrant colours that make that sliced fruit look juicy and yummy.
Using people as camera support rather than models in the image taking process - what an interesting idea! ;-)
Have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-27 6:30
what is this? Super bright colours William - Oh! I see it is from your archives :-). It is a shot with a lot of impact and I love the idea of a personal human tripod.
Mind you this part of Universal Studios is a blast of the senses and this shot would not be the same in monochrome now would it? I was back there in 2009 and it is even more brash now than in 2000.
Regards - B.
mesutilgim (95486) 2014-08-27 11:58
A joy for the eyes of the viewers !
Nice capture with perfect light management and perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
boa (7411) 2014-08-27 12:40
Gee! only in America:)Amazing neon sign that can be seen from a long distance(and that is the aim) An excellent exposure with fantastic colors. This should be a perfect contribution to a neon sign book, well done!
Have a nice evening/
abmdsudi (55082) 2014-08-27 22:51
Neon signs are not as common nowadays as they used to be and what an impressive scanned image here. It's well observed taken with the blinding colours really leap out of the frame! turning the usual into unusual powerful art work. A very exquisite & most eye catching that stoodout in the gallery demanding a well deserved attention. Fab, tfs.
P/S; Tx to your positive input and i've enabled the 'post to workshop' over to you now. tx once again for your extra effort.
lousat (92770) 2014-08-28 15:37
Hi Will,a great capture of this very original big lemon,correct exposure to take the best detail and bright colors too,another great idea for my future bar...ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
annjackman (21899) 2014-08-30 8:47
Well this is different to your monochromes! I love the vibrant neon colour and tight framing. This must be a scan I guess - excellent quality.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-30 9:29
The intensive colors of this neon made the scene so spectacularly! Like the achieved visual effect a lot. Well cropped and very well executed.
Have a nice weekend,
alvaraalto (15142) 2014-09-06 13:50
Attractive explosion of colours.
I never knew that students could be such excellent tripods. The result is anyway a spot on sharp image. Well done.
delpeoples (58572) 2014-09-09 8:26
A very colourful, totally American photo. The neon colours, the gaudiness and "big"ness of it make the photo unmistakable. My OCS kicks in when I see "smoothies" made into "othies", but there's not much you could have done about that as the tight frame has worked well with the rest of the image.
Thanks for sharing
tatadalou (7459) 2014-10-07 17:59
Nothing is as cold as a neon. But here, the "cocktail" of warm colours makes your picture full of joy. Excellent light management and sharpness (thanks to the student who passed at that moment!).
There's a nice graphism in your composition.
ourania (47018) 2014-10-18 3:43
this composition is creative and playful, the luminous graphism is very sharp and appealing, I like the intricate perspectives, the bold contrasts and the dense, dark context. There's great dynamism in the scene, the colourful structure demands our full attention and it's amusing to see how the thin tips of some branches managed to creep in. You met the technical demands very aptly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11054)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-03-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Canon AE 1
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Neon at Night, Neon Lights, Evening and after [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-27 0:33