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September 24, 2009
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For Whom the Toxins Fall by novelhill For Whom the Toxins Fall by novelhill
Rise above the crowd
And wade through toxic clouds
Breach the outer sphere
The edge of all our fears
Rest with you
We are counting on you
It's down to you....

~ Muse

The style of this piece is highly influenced and inspired by Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination) by the band Muse, the lyrics to which are above.

This cityscape is a view of the Century City / Beverly hills skyline area as seen from the Hollywood hills, California, at around 6pm.

Though the clouds were lovely and the sky was clear that day, I knew it was something that would never last. Pollution fills the sky so regularly over Los Angeles that such beautiful weather is only but a bittersweet reminder that there are parts of the world where skies are actually blue, clean, and clear. So I decided in my editing that I would show that bittersweetness by maintaining the beauty but giving it an ethereal, ominous atmosphere. Do you think it's over edited? Too bad. Photography, like painting, is an art form, and I'm trying to convey an atmospheric feeling here.

All my works are © B.S. Smith with all rights reserved and shall not be reproduced, altered, or used in any other way without my written consent. Thank you.

Thank you for taking the time to view my work, and for adding it to your favorites if you choose to do so!

Comments and critiques are always welcome. In fact, I encourage it!
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I am making a movie about los angeles for an architecture class, may i use your image, you will be credited?
novelhill Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
yes, but how would you be crediting me?
full name, year taken
please provide your full name, it will show up when the image is appears, and at the end credits.
novelhill Feb 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
okay, I'll send you a note
wow... so great pic!
it's an amazing view... :clap:
novelhill Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you! Yes, it was a beautiful afternoon.
welcome! ^^
thanks for sharing it. :)
terzabl Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the contrast between the light and darkness. It doesn't seem artificial at all.
novelhill Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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