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posted on 05.31.09

Just saw this image in this latest BLDGBLOG post, stolen from this flickr user and I had to share it here. The light in California sure is different. I miss that in a different way than I miss the vegetables. San Francisco is often overcast but the sunlight fills the sky with air unlike in New York where summer sun seems to weigh because of both the humidity and the smog. The air feels more liquid on the gold coast. Here in New York it's almost malleable. What makes this image funny is that it pushes the Cali sky into a form more like New York. Also, it should be said, it's a fake effect. The polaroid was clearly snapped after dark, as we see the fluorescent lights burning, so we know that the emulsion's burn is an after effect.

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