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Photo:Night for Day
By Nathan Britton (c)

Nathan Britton sent me this gorgeous photograph -- a time lapse photo taken at night, looking south from Curran St., where Britton used to live. Britton is a former Echo Park resident, who now lives in Washington, D.C. where he is a speechwriter and press secretary for Senator Barbara Boxer. I like the weird, dislocating light in this photograph, the kind of light we get when there's a fire or some other unusual event that affects our sense of time.

Orientation: To the left of the viewer -- and out of view -- is the Curran Steps. To the right is Echo Park Avenue, close to where it ends; also, the sun as it sets. Behind us is Elysian Valley, the river, Taylor Yards, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, the San Gabriel Mountains and Canada. ...

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