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Old Mar 6, 2009, 2:19 PM   #1
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One of oldest public buildings in HB is the high school. It is currently undergoing extensive renovations.

Interestingly, my daughter's career was launched here. As a widowed father I nervously watched her compete for the title of "Miss Huntington Beach" 25 years ago here in this building's auditorium. She was the 1st runner-up, narrowly losing to a voluptuous blonde, blue-eyed stereotypical "beach bunny". I saw the winner 10 years later, and 40 pounds heavier, working as a bank teller.

Meanwhile, my daughter went on to enjoy a very successful television and film career. More about her here: www.lisaguerrero.net


I think what she learned from that experience was that, just because others judge you by a different standard doesn't lessen who you really are.


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Old Mar 6, 2009, 2:21 PM   #2
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Here's a side view of the building. The renovations are probably completed now, as I took these shots a couple of months ago, but just got around to editing them.
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Old Mar 7, 2009, 2:59 AM   #3
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Walter,

I like the perspective in thesecond shot. It really gives the building more oomph. Perhaps due to the longitudinal lines compared to the fist shot.

Lisa's got great genes.

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Old Mar 7, 2009, 8:12 PM   #4
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You've got one good looking daughter, Walter!

I agree with Selvin on the perspective of the second shot. Buildings shot at an oblique angle always look better than straight on. A straight-on shot does not give any sense of scale. I think it is ok to include a straight-on shot with oblique shots to show details of parts of the building but it probably shouldn't be the first shot in the series. That's the way I see it. News at eleven!

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