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"During a wet day in downtown Los Angeles, my camera lens fogged up from the rain and so this shot was out of focus," Mehdi Bouqua said of this image. "Except for a man crossing the street with a big umbrella covering him."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mehdi Bouqua

An early morning view from Century City by Maureen Bond.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maureen Bond

A magician spins cards through his fingers at the Magic Castle in Hollywood in this image by Daniel Schaefer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Schaefer

A street performer dressed as Spock from "Star Trek" stands on Hollywood Boulevard in this image by Chris Jackson.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson

Dude, a Xoloitzquintle (Mexican hairless) mixed dog catches some air running in his Hawaiian shirt at Conejo Creek dog park in Thousand Oaks in this image by Rick Roman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Roman

A puppeteer performs for a crowd in downtown L.A. in this image by Jonathan Olivares.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathan Olivares

An Oscar statue sits still covered in plastic on the eve of the 84th Academy Awards in this image by Toby Hancock.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toby Hancock

An old bus in Venice reflects the colors of the sky at sunset in this image by Betto Rodrigues.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Betto Rodrigues

A couple kisses in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rinzi Ruiz

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Our photos from February seem to have a cold, dark feel in which we’re still trying to emerge from what passes for “winter” in Southern California.

We start with Mehdi Bouqua’s image of a pedestrian in a crosswalk, taken through a fogged-over lens where only the subject is in focus. Likewise with Daniel Schaefer’s image of a magician at the Magic Castle, Chris Jackson’s image of a street performer dressed as Spock, and Betto Rodrigues’s photo of a bus on Venice Beach at sunset.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be February in L.A. without the Academy Awards and Valentine’s Day — the holiday that everyone loves to hate. Toby Hancock’s image of a giant Oscar statue still under wraps lends a ghostly feel to the occasion while  Rinzi Ruiz’s photo of a couple kissing accentuates the holiday with a subtle perspective.

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1 Comment

  1. March 1, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Great photography, really appreciated this end.

    By: dannykemp

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