This is a photo I took at Santa Monica Pier (see original below) and then re-worked to give an analog black and white vintage effect in TopazLabs.
Analog on the Pier by Mike-Hope
This is the original photo shot into the sun.
Original unprocessed photo
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Taken on a hot afternoon walk around Santa Monica and the used B&W filter and dropped the red to give it pop!
Roller Coaster B&W by Mike-Hope
Source: Roller Coaster Ride Photo by Mike Hope — National Geographic Your Shot
I just posted some more photographs on the Fine Art America site and thought you might like to take a look… This on I caught on Santa Monica Pier the other weekend when out walking about…
Route 66 End of the Trail – Mike-Hope
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When I was walking around Santa Monica yesterday I stumbled upon the old Magicopolis Shop on 4th Street!! Next time I’m going to disappear inside!! Hope you like it!!
The Magic Shop by Mike Hope
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I was in Santa Monica yesterday and caught this giant old Fig Tree. It was at the Fairmont Hotel on Wilshire near to Ocean. I thought for a moment there was a Howler monkey lurking in the branches. Can you see him? Thought you might like to take a look! Check it out on 500px too…
Old Fig Tree by Mike-Hope
I was at the Brit Week stands on Third Street Prom last weekend and had a blast!! The new Jaguar F-Type was on display and being a Brit couldn’t resist taking a closer look…
Having a ride in the new F-Type
I didn’t actually go anywhere just blurred the background a bit in Photoshop and imagined I was driving up Pacific Coast Highway!! Jaguar is now owned by Tata Motors of India and it didn’t quite have the feel or finesse of the old Jags. It’s a shame to see all the old and famous names migrate across the oceans but that’s progress I suppose!! The starting price isn’t too bad and you can drive one off for 69 grand plus tax. No extras of course!!
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Hope you are having fun this weekend!! We went over to the Brit Week on Third Street Promanade in Santa Monica on Saturday. It was a lot of fun, then Third Street is always a lot of fun, with the activity and street performers, you can’t help having a good time! I shot a few photos and hopefully will upload some more soon. This one I shot on the way back to the car and just thought it was pretty funky!! What do you think?
Santa Monica Parking by Mike Hope
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