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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Blown Away!! That is all I can say!! A fantastic ride through what was some amazing art. A whole hanger full of talant and something you do not see everyday. The vibrance, energy and creativity just jumped off the walls!! I am so glad i didn’t miss this. All of the artists had such unique stories and most stopped me in my tracks!! I took very few photos as my Canon EOS-M battery died suddenly!! can’t believe I didn’t have a spare… anyway, I will try to feature some of the art and link to the artist sites. One of the many great artists featured was Lluis Barba. There were several of her marvelous works on show and my photos below just doesn’t do them justice. These are magnificent works that captured us and took us into the art itself!! Check out Lluis Barba at Cynthia Corbett’s Gallery @ Cynthia Corbett.com
Lluis Barba Artist
Here are a couple of quick pics i took while inside the exhibit…
Girl writing on the wall
From Artworks for the Cure exhibit
Girl takes photo of backdrop
Inside the exhibit
Tom Leighton was another that stopped us in our tracks and had me mezmarised!! Here is one I had to capture on the cell phone camera as my Canon battery had expired. This is one of the excellent works by Tom Leighton
Check out the artists and galleries @ Artworks2013
If you are in the Santa Monica area this coming weekend you might want to check out this benefit art exhibition. Promises to be pretty interesting and includes street art from around the globe. Take a different slant on things for a very worthy cause. Head over to…
The Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Air Center at Santa Monica Airport
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
A BENEFIT ART EXHIBIT, AUCTION & MORE
WORKS BY OVER 150 CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS
Street Art from Around the Globe * Surf/Skate/Snowboard Art * Knockout Display of Low-Rider Cars * Photo Exhibit of Graffiti Art from the Berlin Wall * Rock Photography * 3-D Chalk Art
Check out the link for tickets and details:
…see you there!!