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A chromatic controversy

Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, Holly Ellis took a trip up to Santa Barbara, where she framed and captured this photo of the Chromatic Gate.

The public piece of art was designed by Herbert Bayer and recently underwent an extensive restoration, which included a coat of bright paint. Originally intended to be a tribute to the artists of the "unique town," it garnered mixed reviews from the locals -- some arguing that it disrupted the beauty and fluidity of the shoreline.

The debate, of course, did not phase Ellis. "I love strong structure within an image -- combining the two was too good to pass up," she said.

The image was taken with an iPhone 5.

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Two versions of the same moment

Christian Cannon loves the way reflections "capture a unique moment." "In one way, this is a guy doing a normal handstand," the photographer said. "From another, he's hanging off the edge of the world."

The image was taken with Cannon's iPhone 4s in Laguna Beach.

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Mid-jump at Mt. Rubidoux

Last week Thomas Forman joined a gathering of Instagram users -- otherwise known as an Instameet -- at the Mt. Rubidoux hiking trail in Riverside.

During the session, Forman caught this man in mid-jump.

"The rock he was jumping onto was 50 feet above any other rock," the 14-year-old photographer said. "I chose this angle because the sun was right behind him, which made him stand out more."

The image was taken with a Canon t3i.

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Scrappy newspaper rack

His eye caught by the doodles, Edward Conde photographed a newspaper rack on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills on Oct. 30. Drawing his inspiration from a couple of old-school photographers he's been reading about, Conde has been photographing the mundane.

"I am currently in the mindframe of shooting the obvious," he said. "The stuff that most people just walk by or don't even notice anymore because it's the norm."

Conde used a 1960s Yashica Electro 35 GS camera with Fujicolor C200 film.

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Homemade Thanksgiving treats

Doug Santo and his family are gathering in Yosemite this year to celebrate Thanksgiving. His contribution to the feast? These homemade maple pecan ginger cream candies.

Santo took this photo at his home in Pasadena with a Nikon D700.

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Zombie garden gnome in Koreatown

Ricardo Herrera bought a zombie garden gnome recently and has been taking it along with him on outings. He intends to photograph it wherever he goes, he said.

Herrera took this photo near his home in Koreatown on Friday. He used a Nikon D5200.

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