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A passenger rests his eyes during a Red Line trip to Union Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Edward Conde

Looking up at the Southern California Gas Co. building about 6 a.m. one morning in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony DeSantis

Actors smile at their colleagues onstage at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armineh Hovanesian

A lily pond at Balboa Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kannan Muthuraman

Rob Rovira follows another mountain biker down a trail overlooking parts of the San Fernando Valley in La Tuna Canyon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Rovira

A fenced-in mural on skid row.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cindi Kauffman

A young girl catches up with some rafts blown away by the wind at Venice Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Allard

A statue of an Asian elephant placed at Dana Point by the Asian Elephant Foundation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Terrell C. Woods

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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for August 2013

Several of our best photos for August have a cinematic feel to them. The set opens with Edward Conde’s image of a quiet subway, which really captures the solemnity of a late-night or early-morning subway ride. For those who don’t know, yes, L.A. does have a subway system, and it’s fantastic for photography.

Our first image is followed by Tony Desantis’ photo of the Southern California Gas Co. building. Sharp composition and focus, as well as high-contrast black-and-white tones turn this image into a striking architectural photograph. I’m also a fan of the faint illuminated streak at the center of the image, which is a nice contrast to the sharpness of the rest of the frame.

From precision, we go to blur: an iPhone photo of actors smiling at their colleagues onstage at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.

Other standout photos include Rob Rovira’s GoPro image of mountain biking in La Tuna Canyon. While in most cases this would be seen as a defect, I love how the barrel distortion makes it feel like you can see the curvature of the Earth from the top of the hill.

I was also amused by Ric Berryman’s image of his son taping him to the wall. The entire scene is very well-lit and framed, and that must be some very strong tape.

Closing out our cinematic theme to the month is Terrell C. Woods’ nicely lit image of an elephant at Dana Point.  While it looks like he’s done some burning in of the elephant, it gives it a lot of pop, and I found myself staring at the intricate details. It’s wearing jeans … and boxing boots?

Feel like there’s a photo I left out, or something that doesn’t belong in the set? Let me know in the comments. See you next month.

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