A word about the photos. I took triple exposures (+2, normal, and -2) for many of these images and used merge to HDR in Photoshop. I'm finding that sometimes the photos look too surrealistic, but other times I like the effect, so bear with me. It's a learning process, and I'm really enjoying trying to learn the ins and outs of Photoshop!
Fourth Street Bridge architecture can be seen in this photo, along with cool old light fixtures. One website I found refers to this area as "LA Noire" because of the building style dating to the '30s and '40s. In the background is the Sixth Street Bridge. For those of you who know LA, Whittier Blvd. turns into Sixth Street at the bridge.
The manufacturer and seller of ribbon wire must be wealthy, because it is omnipresent in LA!
Above is a view of the Sixth Street Bridge spanning railroad tracks and the LA River. The LA River is defined as an "urban river"... looks more like a cement drainage area to me!
|Looking east on the Fourth St. Bridge|
|Railroad tracks under the east side of the bridge.|
Iphone photo of an old building and fire escape just at the west end of the bridge. I really like the way this one came out.
One big change I noticed in Downtown LA from years ago is the acceptance, and even embrace, of street graffiti. It's seems to have grown in popularity in parallel with tattoos in the younger generation. If you can view it with an open mind, it really is very interesting and artistic!