Speed dating on the subway















Shot these for work as part of Metro's speed dating on the subway event held earlier this month. The top photo was for the agency's monthly brochure, the rest for the event.


Stable horses






Shot at the L.A. Equestrian Center last weekend. I like the first one the most even if it's a little dark and grainy (these were shot late in the day without flash). 

What I like specifically about the photo: the composition. The interior of the stables are always a fun place to shoot because there's almost always bright light from the outside and shadow and dust, the horizontal and vertical lines of the structure itself and, of course, the immense, irregular and unmistakeable shape of the horses. Shooting at the stables is an exercise in finding good combinations of all threes. 

And the top pic is a worthy combo. Even the fact that the horse at left is a bit dark doesn't bother me. It adds a bit of mystery and realism to the photo. Not everything is always visible. Things exist between silhouette and perfect visibility. Not everything can be Photoshopped back to perfection. 

I might even post this one an internet camera forum just to see how many people tell me to better recover those shadows, which will allow me to tell them "no thanks, fuck off." 

I actually really like the second photo, too. But for different reasons. The horse looks solemn, enclosed in a small space perhaps not fitting such grand creatures. 

The photos were taken my Nikon Df and the Nikon 18-35mm wide angle lens. They were processed in Lightroom with the Google NIK photo collection of software (Silver Efex Pro and/or Color Efex Pro). 

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--S.H.

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Palace Theater, downtown Los Angeles






Two photos from a recent walk on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The street was once the epicenter of a thriving downtown L.A. but fell on hard times in recent decades although a revival of sorts is thankfully underway. The street has a bunch of old movie houses, some of which have been preserved or renovated and a few of which have been sadly divided into flea market type places. The Palace was rehabbed in 2011


Scary black cat



Ran into this kitty yesterday at the L.A. Equestrian Center. Sorry, but wouldn't trust him/her with my wallet. 

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Questions? Email me.

--S.H.

The above photos are ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved. 

Woman in subway station



Out-take from a work shoot that I really like. I was waiting to catch a train and noticed the map stand was throwing some nice light on another waiting passenger. Works best in black and white as the artificial light in the L.A. subway system doesn't produce nice colors.

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--S.H.

Winter sunset over Cedar Breaks National Monument

Winter sunset over Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Taken from a popular overlook along Highway 143 near Brianhead, Utah. We actually visited earlier in the afternoon and returned at sunset. I had seen the snowdrift earlier and figured I would use that as the main element in the foreground, hopefully leading the eye deeper into the canyon. 


Full Moonrise over Brianhead Ski Resort and a fiery sunset


Full moon rising over Brianhead Ski Resort in Southwest Utah.


Shot earlier Monday evening from a Dixie National Forest road in Brianhead, Utah. We were looking for a place to walk the dog and got a nice bonus. As we left a full moon rose over Brianhead Ski Resort while to the west a fiery sunset erupted over Cedar Breaks National Monument. 

This was happening simultaneously. And we happened to be in a meadow with pretty good views in both directions.