Felix the Cat, Downtown Los Angeles

Felix The Cat, Downtown Los AngelesFelix the Cat – Felix Chevrolet, 3330 S. Figueroa Street,Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

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This image was captured at sunset with the sun behind me bathing the frame with its warm glow.

Copyright 2014 O. Bisogno Scotti,  All Rights Reserved

Los Angeles’ favorite cat seems to have nine lives. The three-sided “Felix” automobile dealership sign near downtown that has survived earthquakes, fires, riots and recession escaped another close call Thursday as the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission voted to declare it a historic-cultural monument. Read the full Los Angeles Times article here:

Nikon D3 DSLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 100 mm, exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, exposure index: -0.67, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF converted to 32-bit HDR, b&w conversion with Channel Mixer in Photoshop CS6, M-up mode, white balance: Auto, Nikon MC-20 remote cableManfrotto 3221 tripodManfrotto 3047 studio head, capture date and time: 11/02/2014 6:02 pm, post processing: Photoshop CC 2014/32-bit HDR file.

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15 thoughts on “Felix the Cat, Downtown Los Angeles

  1. Nature’s Child. I have been fighting for the restoration of this sign for as long as I’ve lived downtown (ten years). About six months ago I did a Google search on the Felix Chevrolet sign and all the photos that came up were horrid. I decided a good image would help the cause. Even though the sign was semi-restored, the job was botched by switching out the neon lights for LED. Brilliant!!! The fight goes on…

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  2. Hi Shannon. I don’t know how I get off on these tangents such as saving kitschy old signs. I guess it is a quirky part of my personality. The good part is it led me to create this photograph. It was definitely not off the cuff. I spent a good part of 2014 thinking about how this capture would be executed. I’m so glad you liked it.

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