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Old September 15th, 2017, 08:08 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default Looking at Los Angeles and Surounding Communities: Holmby Park

Let me first start in Holmby Park. That's where I saw Prince William and his wife Kate about 2 years ago, without obvious security.

Right nearby, one house is overflowing with roses.




Asher Kelman: Bab's House 2017

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Old September 16th, 2017, 07:59 AM
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I prefer the serenity of Holmby Park ( in images and otherwise ) to the brash concrete and glass of your other post.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 10:03 AM
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I prefer the serenity of Holmby Park ( in images and otherwise ) to the brash concrete and glass of your other post.
Thanks for the visit and your honest insight.

I prefer the human touch and window to human values of your own work. You quickly get to the fabric of human relationships: man versus nature, spirituality, honor, tears and the like. You are right in noticing the coldness of polished glass or stucco and concrete. I worried about this when I paused my work and went to bed last night. The other thread, I admit, is monumental but cold!

But first I want to establish the framework and range of opportunity and kinds of space for folk's lives. I hope to gradually the minimally overlapping stages that folk walk on in the greater Los Angeles arena of bustling life and islands of isolation of wealth and despair.

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Old October 17th, 2017, 10:58 PM
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Well, this is a wonderful neighborhood. From early morning folk arrive to jog, resaurant food trucks by enterprising mexican families line up to compete for hungry customers, folk walk their dogs.





Asher Kelman: 3 Dominant Trees

Holmby Park, The Actual Park

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Asher Kelman: Couple with dog!

Holmby Park, The Actual Park

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Old October 18th, 2017, 04:20 AM
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Very lovely Asher.
At least the parts you reside in.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 01:16 PM
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The foremost of the dominant trees looks to be just about perfect for youngsters to climb in, Asher. If I were there, and a kid again, I'd bring along some golf balls to toss at the golfers as they lined up their putts.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 04:40 PM
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Thanks Fahim and Tom! Yes this is LA-LA Land and we are indeed blessed. About 2 years ago, I was stunned to see Catherine Middleton and Prince William walking right by these trees! I will have to dig up the picture, LOL! My wife couldn't be convinced it was indeed the royal couple, but there were security across the street.

I would love to see you in the tree, Tom and I would take you out for a super fresh fish lunch, real British Tea and excellent local Stone IPA beer from San Diego!

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Old October 19th, 2017, 12:50 AM
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Trees are a major part of the character of West Lost Angeles, Holmby Park, Beverlywood and of course, Beverly Hills. In fact for the latter, they refer to the "Beverly Hills Forrest". Their main obsession is with preventing the spread of disease to our signature palm trees. We have some infections coming from trees brought from North Africa.

My concern is more with Oak Root fungus, (when the mushrooms grow, they are supposed to be edible and tasty, but I was chicken and just discarded them.

The fungus infects most of the deciduous trees. The secret, I have found is having less trees and allowing them to get more soil and sunlight.



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Holmby Park, the actual parl!
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Old October 19th, 2017, 01:42 AM
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A lot of folk with dogs and of course, cell phones are ubiquitous.



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Holmby Park, The Park itself,

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Old October 19th, 2017, 01:21 PM
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Asher Kelman: Long term friendship

Holmby Park, the actual parl!
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Ahhhhhh!
That is a beautiful demonstration of friendship!
I really love this image!

PS And you know what friendship means to me!
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Old October 19th, 2017, 05:32 PM
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Ahhhhhh!
That is a beautiful demonstration of friendship!
I really love this image!

PS And you know what friendship means to me!
Yes, Nicolas, that was on mind, mind, exactly!

I remember when you once surprised me in Bordeaux with a precious copy of your limited edition photo book.

That feeling has never left me!

Thanks,

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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:14 PM
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Most folk walk alone.





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Holmby Park, The actual park!
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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:18 PM
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Why the stitching?

Well I have just the 5DII and my 24-105mm was stolen with the 6D.
My 24mm II T/S needs a new mount - fell out of bag while distracted!
So I generally carry just the 501.2L.

My distance is the minumum distance for a resonable sized person included in the landscape, so to get entire trees, stitching is essential.






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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:49 AM
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NIce ones Asher! Must be a pleasant place to be in buzzing LA!
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Old October 21st, 2017, 06:34 PM
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NIce ones Asher! Must be a pleasant place to be in buzzing LA!
I get a distorted view of life and beauty. Leaving "Beverly Hills" and visiting the Los Angeles "LA Times Book Fair", I was stunned there was a dearth of the long-legged, slim, perfectly fit, smooth-skinned, coiffed, beautiful would-be actresses, I see every day. My wife said to me, "Just remember, Asher, we live in "LA LA land" and those folk we think are "everyday normal" are actually selectively filtered from all over the planet, drawn by the hope of fame and fortune!"
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:25 AM
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I am partial to the image of the man and his friend.
One relaxing while the other is watching you!
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Klaus and Fahim. I appreciate the costs!

This is a great time to visit Los Angeles!

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Old November 20th, 2017, 12:14 AM
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Well I found one more!






Asher Kelman: By the Park Keepers House

Holmby Park, 2017

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Old November 20th, 2017, 08:21 AM
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A grand photo, Asher. Love the sense of space. Cheers, Mike
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Old November 20th, 2017, 08:42 AM
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A grand photo, Asher. Love the sense of space. Cheers, Mike
Thanks, Mike,

It's a really fabulous and almost unknown treasure. Very rarely, but it happens, I have seen movie stars and royalty there, but no one cares!

I am the only one to photograph folk and I omit anyone famous!

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