What I liked is the diversity of people coming from different places to visit the street sidewalks and look down at the engraved stars and take pictures while interrupted by people who work as famous mimics wear known movies or characters customs trying to attract you to take pictures with them for some tips, Its their living income based on fame of others.
You don’t see real actors or actress stars there usually but you see their monuments of achievements in sidewalks. There are 2400 stars engraved in the sidewalks represents people who have known achievements in motion pictures, broadcast television, audio recording or music, broadcast radio and comedy or tragedy masks. Each category represented by icon on the star.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and have the sense and feeling of the place. I took them in Black and white as this is my preferences for street photography. below is the one I liked the most, and others are listed after as thumbnails (click to access the original size and navigate through them using the slideshow).
I went today to Balboa Island for photo walk with main focus on street photography and capturing the culture there, people, shops, main landmarks. Carrying my camera with 35mm lens attached, I took some nice pictures which I will post in separate post. I did not feel comfortable photo shooting candid pictures for people so I used my iPhone instead, it feels more comfortable and does not bring so much attention.
Using Instagram App with iPhone only, I set the view in most of photos to black and white and others to retro mood.I used the tilt and shift real time on the pictures, it was fun and I liked the pictures as it reflects the nature of the place. I spent most of the time in Marine Avenue street and South Bay Front street.
below is the complete set (click to open the slideshow)