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Captured by "lee.joyce1207" in downtown Los Angeles. "This is typical because Los Angeles is the capital of entertainment and there are always movies, tv shows, or commercials being shot around the city," says the photographer of the scene.

"He claimed his wheelchair was solar powered and able to take cross-country trips," says the photographer, who uses the alias Jimmay Bones. "After I took this photo he asked me if I would sign his chair. While I was looking for a place to write my name amongst other countless signatures, he began to tell me about his goal to ride from Los Angeles to Miami."

"This lady asked me for money so i asked her for a picture and she said, 'do you want me to stick my tongue out??' I said, 'sure' " - photographer Donte Tidwell

A silverback gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo looks deep in thought, reminding photographer "Mr. Chungy" of Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker."

Norwegian "Acrobat/Model/Wonderwoman" Mako Veronica Ljosnes twists into position in Hollywood Heights. By Flickr photographer "upmayo."

Dark lords of the universe get lonely too. Captured on Hollywood Boulevard by Sahra Sulaiman.

At L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, "Rothko paintings form the backdrop for a discussion between the artwork mannequin and my not insubstantial friend. Obviously she dominates the scene." -- photographer Don Lloyd

"Setting up a tripod right at the front of the Griffith Park Observatory entrance, I was able to capture both the rush of the night, as well as my friends sitting in the middle of the steps, taking it all in," says photographer "Genesisahtty" of this long exposure.

"I came across this bird-loving cabdriver in Los Feliz and couldn't help but wonder if his mascots helped or hindered his ability to pick up fares." -- photographer David Graziano

"I want to fly too." Captured in Huntington Beach by Flickr photographer dbessam.

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1 Comment

  1. November 28, 2011, 5:46 am

    Great Capture

    By: upmayo@att.net

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