Ballona Creek, Marina Del Rey

These pictures were shot with a Hi8mm video camera, then later digitized on an 'Indy' Silicon Graphics workstation in 1998. Because these were shot on analog video, the quality sucks by today's standards. But in those days, scanning analog video to digital was High Technology.. so you betta 'recognize!

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Bikepath between ballona creek and marina canal.

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Bikepath bridge  looking east.

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Rocky north wall of the ballona industrial creek, low tide.
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Public Library, Redondo Beach.
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Steel cable handrail.
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Handrail post mount.
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Commanding view of Redondo Beach, from Palas Verdes summit.
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Gnurled tree, Palos Verdes Estates.
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LAX westbound runway takeoff over the dunes along Vista Del Mar.
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Resting gull, Playa Del Rey.

Rancho Palos Verdes
Abalone Cove

This is kinda a nice walk I discovered just driving around the Palos Verdes area, after seeing it from the sky on a flight to NYC. The planes take off from LAX, flying out towards the sea, then turn around 180 degrees and often pass over the Palos Verdes point. I recall seeing the caves from the air and thinking, I gotta drive down there and check that out. I could see there was a road that runs along the cliffs, and trails down to the beach.

These shots were taken around March 1998 with a video camera.

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Rocky beach, looking north-west.
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Rocky beach, looking west.
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Jetstream over Abalone Cove cliffs.
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Closeup view of cliff wall.
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Huntington Gardens, Pasadena

Click on the images to see the full size scans. These pictures are scaled down versions of scans from black & white photographs I'd taken during Thanksgiving weekend, 1998.

Note: if these images look too dark, use this gamma test pattern to correctly adjust your screen brightness/contrast; Look at the image with eyes squinted, and adjust your monitor until the first and second rows of grayscales appear as similar as possible.

Oh, all right, they're just dark images.


Here are some of my other pictures:

The LA River
Fall In Connecticut
Cross River Dam, NY
Industrial Willmington, CA

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All images on this page © Copyright 1998 Greg Ercolano. All rights reserved.