Fine Art Photography
As a boy growing up in quiet Avalon in the 1950's and 1960's the Saturday night movie at the Avalon Theatre in the Casino was the high point of the week. When I moved to the mainland for college I found that I missed that beautiful art deco theatre. My primary reasons for taking this photo of the Theatre were to capture it in it's best condition, and as a reminder of those wonderful days growing up on Catalina. It had just been refurbished in 1995, inspiring me to take the photo at that time.
I needed three attempts and three trips to Catalina to properly capture the Theatre. I used a special panoramic camera, a VERY long exposure and specific film & filters.
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2009 Alan Barlow, 2009 Catalina Publications