Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Everyday Wonder

I love the stretch of Hawthorne that runs along the train tracks. Most of the time it's just a quiet, small town road. At sunset, however, it transforms into a lacy study of color and light. Just look at the leafy silhouettes, the relics of our wired world and that MGM technicolor backdrop of a sky!

I know, I know. They're just trees, telephone poles and clouds. (But aren't they grand?)

20 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !!Nice Post ..Unseen Rajasthan

Cafe Observer said...

A magnificient VIEW of the sky. Hmmmm...,where have I seen this before??

Birdman said...

I like this angle with the light and fading poles.

Judy Williams said...

Oh yes!! I love the perspective and the natural framing of the shot with the leaves. The lines of the telephone wires pull our eye from front to back!! WOW - that's some kinda color.

Halcyon said...

Anything looks good backed up to a gorgeous pink sky!

Yakpate said...

Where is Hawthorne in relation to South Pas? I ask because my fanciful imagination sees a vortex in this shot. The diagonal lines of the telephone wires and the diagonal lines of the white streaks between the clouds seem to meet in a white glow... and this MUST be above South Pas, which is the only SoCal city I know where there seems to be a vortex of spiritual, natural and artistic energies.

Well, through LA's camera lens, anyway.

Yakpate said...

Judy: Is there some kind of natural law that creates diagonal lines? Since reading your comments on LA's photos, I see them everywhere!

Gruvkitty said...

Love the diagonals! It's creates movement and excitement - such a great juxtaposition in a landscape, which usually is sleepy with luxurious horizontals.

Last nights sunset was magnificent. I'm so glad you captured it!

dbdubya said...

Hawthorne is a street in the southwest portion of the city. It runs east/west and parallel to the Gold Line light rail tracks for several blocks. It apparently is also a window to spectacular sunsets.

Trish said...

yak---there is also a section of LA named Hawthorne, but the Hawthorne of which she speaks is in fact, a road. Small little thing that runs along the Gold line and does seem to have a nice view

Yakpate said...

I stand educated! Thanks, dbdubya and Trish!

Double "D" said...

There are beautiful pieces of art everywhere in our lives. Laurie, you do such a wonderful job in capturing these views for all of us to enjoy.

Diagonals ... perspective! Our life is not 2 dimensional.

Margaret said...

There is purple in that sky. How did you do that?

Shanna said...
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Shanna said...

How great that we're clouds again!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Birdman, your avatar is great!

Til next time, gang...

Sumi Ko said...

Yup, it is grand, a luscious contrast of many elements, color, light, texture, etc...

Ilan said...

Beautiful shot :)
Awesome result, love it!

Great photoblog.

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Wow! what a breathtaking shot ;) perfectly captured! =)

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