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A man poses for a portrait while, in the background, a boy looks into a window.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alveraz Ricardez

A man seems deep in thought in Union Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John M. Boylan

The arc of a tunnel on Mt. Hollywood Drive creates a nice frame for Griffith Observatory in this double-exposure. A double-exposure is made by exposing the same frame twice, causing one image to appear superimposed over another.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laura Rudich

A close-up shot of a ladybug hiding in a grill in the photographer's backyard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ric Berryman

A wooden mask stands near the Korean Friendship Bell at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Javier Clift

A young boy peeps over the wall while running in and out of the girls' locker room.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Patrick Valera

A young beachgoer at Huntington Beach hesitates at the edge of the water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Graham Davis

Skateboarder Jeff Thisted carves a pool at the Venice Skatepark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Stehley

A sticker stuck to the pavement on the Santa Monica Pier reads "Home Street Home."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Theresa Solis

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This month saw one of my favorite photos to hit Southern California Moments, ever. I love Alveraz Ricardez’s photo of an old man posing for a portrait, while a young boy looks in a window in the background. It’s a great image not only because of the composition, and the old man’s expression, but because it makes me ask questions.

Was the boy’s appearance serendipitous? Did Ricardez see him beforehand?

How long did it take Ricardez to make the photo, once he saw the scene coming together? Did he frame the shot and wait for something to happen?

Who’s the old man? What’s his story? The lines and the expression on his face are priceless.

Fortunately, there’s more where that came from. The image is part of a series of photos from downtown L.A. that Ricardez will be exhibiting at Blackstone Gallery in September.

The following double-exposure of Griffith Observatory and a nearby tunnel is also a very clever image. Personally, I love double-exposures because of the extra time and thought that go into them, and the fact that many of them are still made on film. For this image, Laura Rudich used Kodak Portra that she believes “was expired in 2006.”

A third favorite from the month is David Patrick Valera’s image of a boy looking out over a wall, a cute image, especially considering the little boy was running in and out of the girls’ locker room!

Thanks to all of our readers who contributed towards making this month’s photos a particularly strong set. Feel like there’s a photo I left out, or something that doesn’t belong in the set? Let me know in the comments.

Submit your photos here or to our Flickr group. You can also hashtag your photos #SoCalMoments on Instagram or Twitter. 

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