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An abandoned cement factory in the desert outside Niland. Cross-processed negative film.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: "Lostlosangeles"

A one-handed guitarist plays on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zach Whitford

The double yellow lines on the road converge toward the desert horizon in this image taken at Joshua Tree National Park on Sept. 19, 2010.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mert Turkoglu

The Watts Towers reflected in a street puddle on Feb. 20.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Jakobson

People watchers set up their vantage points on Spring Street to watch CicLAvia bicyclists on April 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jodie Mae Calderon

A child on a swing at Santa Monica Beach on April 8. Taken with a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a plastic toy camera.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Stonebraker

Notes carved into the bamboo trees at the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Royce R.

Jacob Moss launches himself down a set of stairs at Pitzer College in Claremont on April 15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Will Clark

Quinn Killick looks over Newbury Park from a vantage point in the Santa Monica Mountains. Taken with a Mamiya 7 and Portra NC film.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Randall Phenning

Metro riders wait for the train at the Hollywood & Highland station on April 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Candice Montgomery

A tender moment captured at the Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street on April 23

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Lilly

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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for April

One of the things that’s striking as Southern California Moments has grown is the amount of film photography we’ve been receiving, which is thoroughly represented in this month’s favorites. Our selects from April include pictures taken with a Mamiya 7, a Vivitar Wide & Slim and cross-processed negative film. While there are numerous smartphone apps and image processing plug-ins that mimic the look and feel of analog combinations, it’s refreshing to see that photographers are proving that film is not dead.

Every day of 2011, we’re featuring reader-submitted photos of Southern California Moments. Follow us on Twitter and visit the Southern California Moments homepage for more on this series. Contribute images here or through the L.A. Times Community Pool on Flickr.

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