Having visited Chinatown in Los Angeles almost two years ago, this scene, taken by this week's winner: Frank Foster, did not immediately giveaway its' whereabouts until spying the tell-tale lantern in the top right corner. What is known today as 'New Chinatown' was once part of Little Italy but later evolved in the 1930s as Hollywood set designers wanted to give a more exotic atmosphere. Today it is just as much a tourist attraction as a hub for Chinese and Asian businesses.
"This image was taken in Chinatown, Los Angeles with a Nikon D800 and a 28mm lens. I am interested in documenting architecture and have photographed around this area for several years. I was attracted first to the color of the subject and that it may be the door of a residence. The color in the subject is both faded and vibrant. The vertical and horizontal elements of the subject fit the rectangular frame. I am using the rule of thirds, a very old system of visual organization." -Frank
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