(Oakland, 2007. Image copyright Hamish Reid; click on image above for larger version).
Sometimes the endless blue Californian skies can feel a little creepy or oppressive, and I just turn them grey in my mind, or more prosaically, with Photoshop. Dramatic, no? It's a pity it's not real
(whatever that means it's real enough to me, more real than the seamless skies of the California Dream some of the time. And that factory's real enough another looming icon in my neighbourhood
(Yes, only the sky was manipulated; everything else was untouched).