Thursday, February 4, 2010

365 Photo Project - Day 35

Taken: February 4, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

I can't blame you if you're getting tired of my sunset shots but tonight, with a storm heading to Southern California, there was magic in the sky. I shot this on Washington Blvd., from the parking lot of a trendy bar called the the Alibi Room. A smart modern vibe and a kitchen that serves fabulous Kogi BBQ makes it a hip destination for locals from points west and east.  I go for the Kogi myself. If you've ever had Kogi, this doesn't need to be explained. If you haven't, you're missing out on pure porn for your taste buds.

I remember the bar when it used to be called something else and mainly catered to the, um,  professional drinker. One time I ducked inside to get a quarter for the meter. It was 10 a.m. and let's just say I wasn't the only person in there.  Wouldn't have wanted to light a match in that place neither. Used to be lots of bars like it in the neighborhood but nearby Culver City has become the new in spot for L.A. foodiots and it's just a matter of time before the hip quotient spreads west toward the beach.

I'm not knocking it. I mean I've spent some time in some dive bars in my day but those kinds of places lose their luster faster than a good buzz.  Hell it's nice to have a bathroom that's clean enough to actual use.

Shot with my K100D and the 55mm lens. Edited in Photoshop.

2 comments:

Foothills Photography said...

Hey, I just replied to a thread of yours on PhotographyCorner. I thought I'd check out your blog, and see that you are doing a 365 project. I just finished one myself. http://foothills.zenfolio.com/p308296387

Good luck with yours!

Glenn

S.O.L. said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'll be sure to check out your 365 project. I could use some fresh ideas, ha.