Rocketship Park

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I've been trying to figure out a good way to shoot this "rocket ship" for a couple weeks now. I'm still working on it. It's a children's park in Torrance, California. Locals remember it as some kind of "make-out point." That's LA in the background...

I know, I know...shadows everywhere.
Wal-Mart $7.46 flash light with red rapping paper taped over the lens - Camera left
Wal-Mart $7.46 flash light with red rapping paper taped over the lens - Camera Right
HDR image (-2 to +2)

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  1. " Celestial Aperture " 36 months ago | reply

    Awesome playground , The rocket ship shadows leads me towards the south bay,perfect shot!

  2. Cheri Sundra: Guerrilla Historian 36 months ago | reply

    ♥Thank you for sharing your POP CULTURE TRAVEL experience with the POP CULTURE TRAVEL GROUP! ♥

  3. madarchie0 - +500k views - thanks 36 months ago | reply

    Blast off Neil!!! :-))
    Awesome image mate - wonderfully effective composition, lighting and image!!!

  4. Olympe B. 36 months ago | reply

    love the composition and the light!!

  5. S|M 36 months ago | reply

    Awesome way to add lighting. Great photo!

  6. Ping Timeout 36 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot and lighting.

  7. ron5x21 [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

    Yes! Great!

  8. Notkalvin 35 months ago | reply

    Very Wile E. Coyote! That's a good thing in my book. Very nice!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  9. AndWhyNot 35 months ago | reply

    Turned out good, I like your style with sharing the strobist details.

  10. belindah-Thank You!-200.000 Views Now 35 months ago | reply

    Your photos are superb; expecially like the architectural element ones. Thank you for the comment!

  11. Merkwürdiglieben 34 months ago | reply

    There use to be one of these near my home in Tucson, when I was a kid. I loved it!

  12. reidztouch [deleted] 34 months ago | reply


  13. artland 33 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


  14. Mônica Silveira Fotógrafa 33 months ago | reply

    Me impressiona realmente as luzes e cores.

  15. Odd Doll 32 months ago | reply

    I like the games Fallout3 and Fallout New Vegas (of course, it's not Vegas, I know) and seeing your shot I thought - that's how it should have looked like before the apocalypse. It's the rocket that transpired such ideas)))

    Your works are stunning!!!

  16. polysom01 31 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot! Had one of those in my playground growing up, they eventually took it down "for safety reasons" Well Done

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