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PHX | by kevin dooley
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PHX is the airport symbol and mail shorthand for Phoenix, Arizona, where I live. Well I don't live there... and I don't work there... but it is where I tell people I'm from because that's what they know. For those who don't know, Phoenix is located in the south-central portion of Arizona, about 350 miles east of Los Angeles, California.


Fun fact: Phoenix is at almost the same longitude as Easter Island.


Why do I like this shot, or, how does my photo brain work? The vignette caused by Viv's ultra wide angle gives a round shape to the middle, but the upper left has a bit of color. The image splits in half with the red and black; the bottom splits in half with the letters on top and the lights pointing down; the lights point orthogonal. The light seems to be coming from below which is impossible during midday and also contradicts the shadows. The letters have strong shadows, and break the image into thirds. The bricks make an interesting pattern and have some texture. Only two of the three letters have a window above them. The two windows are the same, but different.


Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim with Kodak Elitechrome EBX 35mm ISO100 slide film cross-processed as a color negative. No other effects added. Development by Tempe Camera.


Sixth shot posted from single roll, and there are many many more...

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Taken on December 10, 2008