Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2

Old Chinatown-CentralPlaza-2

Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2, 951 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, California, USA

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This capture was made 20 min. after my last image post “Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 1” from within the plaza looking north down Sun Mun Way. The morning sun coming from the east at a low angle is bolder now, accentuating every detail in the Chinese architecture.

These buildings constructed in the 1930s are actually part of the 2nd Los Angeles Chinatown. The original was razed to build Union Station at which time the Chinese community moved to Little Italy, recently vacated as Italians moved to the suburbs. There are only two vestiges left (as far as I know) of what was once Little Italy at 125 Paseo De La Plaza #400 and St. Peter’s Italian Church.

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Copyright 2015, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

32-bit HDR image consisting of 3 bracketed frames merged into one High Dynamic Range image file in Photoshop CC 2015. The 1st bracketed frame was exposed according to the in-camera meter at f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 100. The 2nd bracketed frame had an exposure index of -2.00 EV. The 3rd bracketed frame had an exposure index of +2.00 EV. Nikon D810 DSLRAF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headdepth of field measurement: Simple DoF Calculator app.iPhone 6 +, capture date and time: 8/02/2015, 9:34 am.


23 thoughts on “Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2

  1. rabirius: Thanks for liking my 32-bit HDR image “Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2”. The High Dynamic range images are a little more work to process, but the added color depth is definitely with the effort.


  2. Anne Warren Art: Thanks for visiting Blog-Bisogno.com, and liking “Old Chinatown – Central Plaza 2”. Many of the old buildings in Los Angeles Chinatown are gone now. This is one of the survivors. I hope my rendition is worthy of this wonderful structure.

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  3. Wizard: Thanks for liking this image. It gets harder and harder to photograph in downtown Los Angeles, yet it only strengthens my resolve to not only document the old buildings while they’re still around, but put my own spin on them as well.

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  4. I am so charmed by the detail in the architecture of these buildings.

    Thankfully you are preserving them!

    I was also pleased to see that in keeping with the buildings bright colours the sidewalk has been brightly painted.

    The lamp post also is continuing the theme of the building

    I find the statue on the corner intriguing as well!

    It appears that a lot of work has gone into preserving this structure!

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