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Play days

By Aldo Panzieri
The suburbs of a city the size of Los Angeles might seem likely to be urban, but there is ma lot of small town America to be found there. Monterey Park is where I did most of my growing up. It is eleven miles from Downtown Los Angeles, but it might as well be two hundred. One of the small town traditions there is Play Days, annual parade of C list celebrities, and a carnival at the local park, known historically as the first flight of a glider in California from the top of the hill behind the park, It is also known as the site of the biggest rally of the Klu Klux Klan, who are most likely spinning in their graves at the sight of a population that has almost every minority in it. This is one of only two pictures that I've taken in fifty years, that I didn't have to crop and color correct in five minutes. Both of these pictures have been fussed over for a decade. I finally think I've got this one right.

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Potra 5 Venezuela
14 Aug 2013 4:05AM
This picture is EPIC, Aldo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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debu 8 India
14 Aug 2013 5:14AM
Very nice mono.
14 Aug 2013 6:57AM
Lovely silhuettes against the sky! A splendid mono.
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 7:29AM
So your not working to any deadlines ehWink , this is a wonderful shot , one to be very proud of I think .
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 8:24AM
An interesting intro to accompany this excellent action contre jour shot, and the B and W presentation enhances the silhouettes.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
14 Aug 2013 9:28AM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 11:57AM
Really nice Aldo (from Alda Grin). There are a few white spots and dots I would clone out, but it's a really good image GrinGrin
14 Aug 2013 7:58PM
Fantastic pic!
Brilliant POV.. Like it

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