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Tree fascination at the Autry National Center

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autry center treesGosh, I have been so busy lately doing tours… what is wrong with people expecting me to show them around Los Angeles when all I want to do is sit at my computer and write blog posts! (Dear tourists, please keep coming, I am just kidding… oh, you knew that!)

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I am months and months, if not years, behind with my blog posts… I have so much backlogged stuff. So just for a quickie, I give you this post.

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Last Saturday some members of the Culver City Art Group met at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park to view the 16th Annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. Every year there are some amazing paintings in that show. Even though I am not a fan of western art there are some pieces that even I would like to hang on my wall if I had an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars to spare.

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After I had enough of the exhibit I wandered over to the lecture hall where the author of Building Home: Howard F. Ahmanson and The Politics of the American Dream was discussing his book. To those of you outside Los Angeles, Howard Fieldstad Ahmanson may not be a familiar name. But in LA his name adorns the Ahmanson Theater at the Music Center, the Ahmanson Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and various other philanthropic endeavors around the city. He was a mover and shaker.

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But before the end of the lecture my attention deficit behavior got the better of me and I moved outdoors.

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These trees struck my fancy. I had my short 18 to 55mm lens on the camera and this was the result. I decided to leave the photos as they came straight out of the camera, no interference whatsoever from Photoshop other than downsizing the images to 800 pixels and adding my copyright type.

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This was a challenge for me as I often feel the need to tweak just a tiny bit, be it sharpening or moving the “Levels” slider or playing with that damn “Shadows/Highlights” menu!

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So these images are as real as it gets.

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Do you see the birds nest about 1/4 of the way from the top of the photo?

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This tree reminds me of a peacock’s feathers.

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One of my favorite topics: palm trees.

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This is all probably pretty boring but it’s my blog and I can post what I want to!!!! 

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

4 thoughts on “Tree fascination at the Autry National Center

  1. “…it’s my blog and I can post what I want to!!!!” I like your attitude. I visit a friend in South Pasadena every year or so, so I’m planning some future touring, based on some of your posts. My friend and I did go to the Autry Center once long ago.

    I hope you don’t mind, but here’s a link to an historic theater in South Pasadena (as well as other old theaters.) http://catherinesherman.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/historic-theaters/

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  2. Enjoyed seeing pictures of those tree; fascinating and thanks!

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