Window, Mei Ling Way

Window, Mei Ling Way

Window, Mei Ling Way – Chinatown, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mei Ling Way is the alley where the old Chinese men play Mahjong. Every time I’m there, they are playing at a different table and I finally figured out they were following the shade. After each game they move to a shadier spot. On this Saturday morning, I was following the light, and the light was just right for the subdued colors of this window, wall, and agave with a hint of bright red geranium.

 Copyright 2015, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 64, 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: 09/26/2015, 8:41 am, post processing: 32-bit HDR, Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Camera RAW, Adobe Bridge


13 thoughts on “Window, Mei Ling Way

  1. Leanne Cole: Thanks for liking “Window, Mei Ling Way”. This scene looked almost exactly like this when I moved from NYC to Los Angeles in 1977. It finally occurred to me that I should try to make art out of it.


  2. simonbowler: Thanks for liking “Window, Mei Ling Way”. Agave is a drought resistant plant, but there’s a limit. I think it’s the lack of water and nutrients that has given it a surreal shape…like a Salvador Dalí painting.


  3. Man of many thoughts: Thanks for liking my image “Window, Mei Ling Way”. It was the misshapen, sawtoothed, surrealistic agave against the conformity of the Asian patterned and sadly neglected window that sucked me in.


  4. The textures in this image run the complete gamut from almost non-existent to cragged. It’s fascinating. The light, the shadow, the depth of field, the color are all stellar.

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    • “Lezlie Sokol” Painted Cloud Gallery : I love it when someone takes the time to look at an image and really sees it. “Window, Mei Ling Way” was in my mind for a long time. I visited the scene often…until I knew everything about it. The day the light was right, it was captured quickly since it was preconceived.

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