UPDATE: You can see my final shot from this outing in my post Los Angeles after sunset.
Last weekend I made a quick trip down to Los Angeles to visit my sister. It was long overdue. Of course one of the top items on my agenda for the weekend was to get a good high resolution panoramic of this captivating city and culture incubator. Given my limited stay on this trip, I did some research on possible locations that offered a good vantage point on the city. After much consideration, I made a safe bet on Griffith Observatory.
I highly recommend a visit to the observatory. Not just for visitors but also for anyone living in Los Angeles (most just don’t even know it exists…LOL) There are some really cool exhibits inside, telescope observations, breathtaking views of the city, a cafe, gift shop and hiking trails. The weather is also quite pleasant up in the mountains where it is located. It offers a great way to spend an evening relaxing. I suggest taking a cab ride as opposed to driving. Parking is going to be a challenge. I used the Uber private driver service and it was a $16 well spent indeed.
This was going to be a quick trip so I only packed my 5D Mark III, 24-105mm f/4L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, and Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. I also packed a small Manfrotto tripod. I wasn’t very satisfied with how far I could reach with the full frame 5D Mark III – one of the many little things I miss about the 7D. The final panoramic came out great but I did not get as much specific detail as I would have liked. Nonetheless a great shot. It is still in processing/editing and will release to limited print once it’s ready. In the meantime, here is a shot just before sunset I would like to share with you (above) and a few others below.
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