Yes, The Oscars are upon us!
Back when I first visited my new dentist (who, incidentally, I really like!), I drove by a building I thought to be a church. I was surprised to see that it is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the people responsible for The Oscars! I made a mental note.
Today, with the festivities fast upon us, I drove back out there and took some pictures of the building as well as the Hollywood sign, which is only about 5 miles further. Three pictures of the Academy lurk behind the one shown below. Click it to see them all.
And, in a moment of delirium, I’ve decided to share with you two versions of the identical photograph of the Hollywood sign: the actual shot itself as it came out of my Canon 5d Mark II, and then the “public version” of the same exact picture after I did a little bit of piddling.The image is cropped; the roof, telephone pole and wires (enlarge to see) are removed; the sky especially (and the image as a whole) has a bit of my 11 different herbs and spices; and the electronics, fence, and road at the top of the hill are all removed.
- Download the official Oscars App for iPhone and iPod Touch (teabreak.pk)
- Barbara Walters: Final Oscars Special Is Best (huffingtonpost.com)
- Oscar nods aren’t translating into ticket boom (msnbc.msn.com)