Huntington Beach Public Library--Late Afternoon

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about your Dad Darren!
     
  2. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks, Hamish.
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Condolences for your loss Darren.
     
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Sounds good, Chris.
     
  5. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks, Pete! Sorry to have hijacked this thread!
     
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It was supposed to have been about me,...all about meee! LOL. :D

    It's worth it to have you back sharing your pictures, Darren!
     
  7. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks, Brian. Look forward to getting together soon.
     
  8. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Hamish went over to my Flickr hang out and asked me to post my photos of this place. I got the idea of coming here after seeing Brian's great photos more than a year ago (it takes me a while!). I hadn't thought of this place for ages before that, but his shots were inspiring. I was on my way to Pasadena but stopped for a few minutes to take some quick shots. Here's the result:

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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Excellent, Darren. As I said before I like the wider angle view on the first one as well as how you rendered the clouds. Looking at your shot of the spiral walkway I now wish very keenly that they hadn't enclosed it. What a cool design it must have originally been to walk down it to the pool and garden level. Thanks for posting these, Darren.

    Here's another shot--which I posted a while back--of The Middle Reading Deck. (Oly XA.)
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    Middle Reading Deck by brian-moore, on Flickr
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Darren - the color palette on the first shot is really something - almost a colored B&W effect
     
  11. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Nice shot, Brian. I never got up to that point so I didn't see that perspective. Well done.

    Thanks, Chris. The weather sucked, so something about making lemonade out of lemons, eh?
     
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Lovely stuff as usual Darren. As Chris notes, the colours in the first are superb and I like the trace of movement you retained in the water. Same with the lady on the spiral ramp. I missed your shots - welcome back. :)
     
  13. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Nice one for posting Darren, quite the coincidence you and Brian posting those on Flickr so close together!

    I really like the look of this place! I recently discovered a love for taking photos in Worcesters library, and actually, I would say Brian's shooting of film with a compact camera and Darren's architectural work are probably two of the biggest inspirations in the sort of photography I now enjoy the most! So yeah, cheers fellas! :)
     
  14. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  15. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Is alright Brian ... You may be even more chuffed to know I bought an XA the other day. I like it instantly! Much more that the xa2 ...
     
  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Oh that's excellent, Hamish. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it and the foties you make. I'm sure you'll compare it to your other compacts, too, so that will be interesting.
     
  17. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I will indeed ... I must get a little write up done on my minox too!
    i have a roll in the ricoh again at the mo, but once I finish that it's Oly time! Work is slowing me down, Xmas was so nice ... I had so much time for photos! Aaaaanyway ... Yeah, as soon as I have some photos ill get them up with my thoughts!
     
  18. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Got confused I first thought these were new posts. The added images show of an architecture that is not always in favor but one a classic design used a lot where I lived when growing up, so does have a historical relevance for many as well as myself. Nice images indeed.
     
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  19. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Julian,... the Huntington Beach Libarary was designed by the firm of Richard and Dion Neutra. Very famous architects. The original post is an old one of mine, and then Darren added in his beautiful images a day or two ago. So its a combination of old and new. I'm lucky enough to live just a mile or two from the HB Library. Darren lives in San Diego area so he was on a trek when he detoured to take the new foties you saw here. Thanks Julian.
     
  20. Darren Bradley

    Darren Bradley Active Member

    Thanks for the kind comments, everyone, and also for the explanation, Brian. Yes, Julian, as Brian said, this library is significant because it is by one of the most well-known and respected architects of the 20th century (Richard Neutra) and his son, Dion. But you are correct that modernist architecture isn't always appreciated...
     

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