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Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 4 March 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

In Hollywood hookah lounges are the new juice bars.
I have a day of work to catch up on. Be right back.

NIKON D3000 1/3 second F/3.5 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice street capture. I like the motion blur.

4 Mar 2012 5:13am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very cool shot. That kind of looks like Peter Lorre.

4 Mar 2012 5:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great atmosphere

4 Mar 2012 6:00am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I'd forgotten all about Peter Lorre - what an interesting character! I like the intense color combined with the b&w portrait -

4 Mar 2012 6:03am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Only in Hollywood.

4 Mar 2012 6:06am

Ani from Bordeaux, France


4 Mar 2012 6:09am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un joli jeu de couleur

4 Mar 2012 6:24am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & interesting!!!!!

4 Mar 2012 6:30am

Pixim from Nice, France

I like these strong and warm colors, nights have to be unforgettable moments, and the meetings surprising

4 Mar 2012 7:25am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I always admire your night shots! wonderful warm tones and lighting

4 Mar 2012 7:39am

tataray from france, France

Merveilleux attrait de fermeture des grilles.
Beau contraste des couleurs.)

4 Mar 2012 7:57am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

oh right. that sort of hookah. smoking is the new jogging.

4 Mar 2012 8:00am

@Philip: What other sort of hookah is there?

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

4 Mar 2012 8:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The colors are superb and the front of the bar in B & W is great. Magnificent composition. Nice sunday.

4 Mar 2012 8:20am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely combination of elements....hookah lounges, huh---the coming thing.
Have to watch for that here in Danville. ;-)

4 Mar 2012 8:27am

@DULCIE: Lol, do let me know when the first establishment opens. ;)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wieder dieses unglaubliche Licht und die tollen Farben - gut gemacht

4 Mar 2012 8:33am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb, go for another spotlight :-) !!

4 Mar 2012 9:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Mar 2012 9:15am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This is superb photography.....

4 Mar 2012 9:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is an interesting phenomenon. I live such a sheltered life. Great shot.

4 Mar 2012 9:49am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

hmmm, right

4 Mar 2012 9:58am

Florence from Paris, France

It's really a wonderful idea, Peter Lorre would have appreciated. I wish I could see such things in Paris, most of the time, those shelters are dull and sad.

4 Mar 2012 10:02am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the ghost silhouette passing by, the colors, lights and night mood !

4 Mar 2012 10:26am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent night composition! Superb colors and light!

4 Mar 2012 11:04am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

With your signature walking person-perhaps a hooker going to hook a John in the Hookah bar

4 Mar 2012 11:14am

k@ from Paris, France

M. is in the streets, ready for a remake you offer to him here beautifully - such cinematic feel, colors & impact, my dear !

4 Mar 2012 11:19am

k@ from Paris, France

Forgot to mention the red-striped silhouette that makes the shot ! Have a nice day now*

4 Mar 2012 11:19am

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

beautiful colorful night scene with that fading glowing ghost on the left side and the solid art on tzhe wall. a way contradictory of the sort i like.

4 Mar 2012 11:20am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful night shot. Beautiful colours and lighting. Love the motion blur. Great, Bettina. :)

4 Mar 2012 11:58am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A gorgeous nighttime shot Bettina! Your shutter art captures are wonderful! ;-)

4 Mar 2012 12:49pm

Axnegar from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful image.

4 Mar 2012 1:01pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

liebe wirklich die atmosphere die du in deinen fotos einfängst! mag dieses "spiel" mit dem licht! gefällt mir richtig gut wieder einmal!

4 Mar 2012 1:26pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Quelle ambiance ! Super cliché !

4 Mar 2012 1:27pm

Don from United States

A fine street shot. I had an shirttail relative who sat smoking a hookah ... who knows what he was smoking in it!

4 Mar 2012 1:41pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great mood and superb colors !

4 Mar 2012 1:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is so cool Bettina! Such fascinating interactions between color and b&w, the real (that is blurry) and the fake (that is so expressive)! Enjoy all the drama and mood of the night you've captured!

4 Mar 2012 2:02pm

STEED from D, France

Hey,hey !!!!! Souvenirs're growing up...Peter Lorre was an hero in first movies I saw in my life,in a little place of my City...Glad to remember this......A Nice picture,coloured as I love,Bett'....

4 Mar 2012 2:19pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic street shot ..

4 Mar 2012 2:45pm

Martin from Malmö, Sweden

absolutely amazing photo!

4 Mar 2012 3:36pm

Epic Girl from Kalispell, United States

The more I look, the more I want to look! Captivating!

4 Mar 2012 3:38pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Mythic street...

4 Mar 2012 3:48pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I have to echo, only in Hollywood

4 Mar 2012 4:28pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, so well done, Bettina. Peter Lorre is a favorite, and I love how you have captured the movement of red... Terre just tells me that Chico has a Hooka Lounge now, too. Oh, she wants me to ask if you've been to the restaurant "Polka?" I guess it's not too far from you... Polish food.

4 Mar 2012 5:32pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

special nigth,,,,,,,,,,,fantastic

4 Mar 2012 6:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

sehr schöne farben und ein gefühl von bewegung! interessante entwicklung auf dem nachtklub-sektor ... ;-))

4 Mar 2012 7:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding processing

4 Mar 2012 8:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Not my cup of tea, i just prefer tea.

4 Mar 2012 9:40pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

great night colours - very inviting.

5 Mar 2012 12:45am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

more added to my education of Hollywood, interesting place, a very nice touch of the blurred person in an otherwise static image...

5 Mar 2012 2:39am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great composition...Great colors...Great image...5*

5 Mar 2012 11:37am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un beau rideau, finement peint !

5 Mar 2012 11:52am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic scene and ambience, love the colorful night life!

5 Mar 2012 12:40pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That swirl of a person is the perfect interplay with the guy taking a toke on a smoke :)

5 Mar 2012 7:52pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I love the mood here, colors and energy are really powerful !

6 Mar 2012 4:42pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wow, that pops! cool shot, nice contrast between the intense colour and peter in b&w

9 Mar 2012 2:05pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

A ghost in red! Nice street shot!
Have a nice day.

9 Mar 2012 5:18pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

I remember the last shot I seen like this winning an award, magnificent !

9 Mar 2012 5:28pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great shot with nice light and composition.

10 Mar 2012 7:38pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

oh! a ghost :D
CoOol :)

10 Mar 2012 9:36pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

beautiful style ! treatments are well founded

5 Apr 2012 1:08pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

superbe ;)

29 Apr 2012 7:54pm

1/3 second
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)