Posted by Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 25 April 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.
On Ventura Boulevard in North Hollywood a simple sign is not enough.
What kind of meeting would this have been?
"What's our budget? Can we get a giant hand?"
Bettina this is such a wonderful picture...The light, tones and detail are superbly captured and the subject/ title really got me off to a great start:)
25 Apr 2010 5:23am
wow, marvelous pub capture, very orignial
25 Apr 2010 6:26am
same as your portfolio.
love your sense of humor!
ai to heiwa
25 Apr 2010 6:36am
belle prise ! un peu à la king kong ;-)
25 Apr 2010 6:59am
@Danièle: It's true! A King Kong car wash. Very dangerous. :)
une veritable oeuvre d'art..............superbe !
25 Apr 2010 7:07am
25 Apr 2010 7:18am
@Manola: Thank you!! :)
Impressionnant, on se sent tout petit ou très grand ;-)
25 Apr 2010 7:33am
Wow...Superbe ! A beautiful capture !
25 Apr 2010 7:50am
A great find. A typical american pub... we see not a lot like that in France...
25 Apr 2010 8:38am
Oh! Sculpture ? Montage ? The effect is striking and requires reflexion. Great shot
25 Apr 2010 8:45am
"Get me a giant hand !!!" The things we do for marketing. :-)
25 Apr 2010 8:49am
@Larry Lefever: I know. I mean, who do you call for this?? Go through the yellow pages looking under giant limbs?
Magnificent, it does not weigh the car in this giant hand!! Superb shot. Good Sunday.
25 Apr 2010 8:51am
oh my goodness! And here I thought I've seen it all :)) Fantastic shot, Bettina! The detail and lighting are both spot on.
25 Apr 2010 9:06am
@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks so much! The b/w somehow captured the absurdity even more.
A giant's hand, it's a miracle. Great shot, excellent night shot.
25 Apr 2010 10:52am
@Jaap: Thanks! They buried Gulliver in the Valley. :)
pas pratique comme place de parking !!:):):)
mais jolie publicité !!:):)
25 Apr 2010 10:56am
@Lougris: Haha. Not very practical, no. By the time you get the car down, the day is over. :)
25 Apr 2010 1:16pm
Now, that's signage that is gonna get attention ! Love the b&w presentation here, too . . adds the right retro feel.
25 Apr 2010 1:59pm
this is amazing!!!!
25 Apr 2010 2:07pm
Nice trick of scale ! Well done !
25 Apr 2010 2:42pm
If I manage to get the Chevrolet Corvette, it will be mine ?
25 Apr 2010 3:43pm
@Marlowe: Yes. :)
Giant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I speak of your Picture,of course...
25 Apr 2010 4:01pm
@STEED: Of course!! :)
Great find! Outstanding B&W!
25 Apr 2010 4:05pm
NO one can miss this sign ! What's the price ? ha ha Cool find :)
25 Apr 2010 4:11pm
You know, I was trying to imagine where this was... and since you mention North Hollywood and Ventura Blvd. I understand. Great capture, and yes... that meeting was probably a lot like you describe! Oh to be a fly on the wall of that one! Happy Sunday, Bettina.
25 Apr 2010 4:23pm
@LauraS: Thanks! This is a "valley" kind of thing. In LA proper you'll only find giant doughnuts and giant hot dogs, but giant hands are reserved for the "other side".
Beautifully shot, Bettina. That's a huge advertising budget they had to work with!
25 Apr 2010 5:11pm
@Sarah: Lol. They broke the bank with that one. :0
Such a super shot, that sure is a sign with style, and hard to miss I am sure
25 Apr 2010 5:53pm
That's hilarious! If I had a classic 'vette I would be a little scared for a hand that big to wash it!
25 Apr 2010 6:41pm
@Mark Johnson: It's not enough that someone thought of a giant hand. Someone also had to say, "Let's let that hand hold our sign, and then we'll put a car on top!"
Reminds me the famous song !!! Nice shot too
25 Apr 2010 7:11pm
@corpusmind: Song. Which one?? :)
A want the manicure contract. This is hilarious!! I was going to say it was a good find, but how can you miss this, although I can say that you shot it extremely well.
25 Apr 2010 7:34pm
@Gary: The manicure contract... :) It is hard to miss, but I did try a few angles. Not easy to do justice to a giant hand.
It's like a cheap B rated sci fi movie, a great shot though, but watch out for those cctv cams :0
25 Apr 2010 11:19pm
@Michael: Ha. I hadn't even noticed!
Hey Bettina very nice captur... veery well done...
26 Apr 2010 2:50am
@metti: Thanks, Mehdi!
26 Apr 2010 3:34am
great find, great shot.
26 Apr 2010 3:42pm
HA! Love these signages, gotta go find this carwash in noho :) Nice shot.
26 Apr 2010 4:49pm
blimey. you live in a really weird arsed place. love it.
26 Apr 2010 9:07pm
Yeah, free enterprise!
27 Apr 2010 1:07am
@Earnest: Damn straight!
Great shot. Actually, it's in Studio City. Controversial sign. Free dog grooming, some days ;p.
30 Apr 2010 2:29pm
@Dana: Is it controversial? I had no idea. And you're right. It is Studio City. I was remembering being further East. :)
didi you use a tripod, if not your have one steady hand :)
2 May 2010 10:59am
@M@ndy: I didn't use one, but it wasn't easy. It took quite a few shots and holding my breath. :)
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