Photo Of The day – Sunset Over The San Fernando Valley

Title: Sunset Over The San Fernando Valley Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: Experiments in using the HDR functions on my DJI Phantom 4. Camera  DJI Phantom 4 Lens Standard ISO 112 (how this is computed, I know not) Focal Length 3.61mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/50 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset +5 More

Title: Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (34°7’6″ N 118°18’1″ W) Description: Both a tourist attraction and a constant draw for locals, the Griffith Observatory allows for amazing views of the city and surrounding hills. On this night there were a number Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – LA Panorama From The Air

Title: LA Panorama From The Air Location: Pacific Ocean, California, USA, North America Description: Shooting panoramas from a commercial airliner is not so easy. For one thing, they change course without telling you. 🙂 Composite of 17 images. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Panorama

Title: Sand Fire Panorama Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Abstract

Title: Sand Fire Abstract Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire, Day 2

Title: Sand Fire, Day 2 Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 20,000 acres with 1600+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial

Title: Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I am so happy the removed the stupid ban on people holding a camera and using it when you take off and land. As if a DSLR would be a problem for an Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset

Title: Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: As mentioned in yesterday’s Photos Of The Day, my wife and I made it up to the Hollywood sign for a First Day Hike (unbeknownst to us, but Continue Reading →

Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

When looking for my favorite images of 2014 for this post, I realize most were thankfully tied into great times. Some were commercial work but the challenge was what made me smile. Let’s get to them. Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Sunset From Above

Title: Los Angeles Sunset From Above Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (33°59’46” N  118°8’56” W) Description: I really like that the FAA has removed the restriction on use of electronics below 10,000’. This has opened up new opportunities for photographs on approach and take off. Notably, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Below The Griffith Observatory

Title: Los Angeles Below The Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: The lights of Los Angeles, California spread out below the Griffith Observatory. While the immense city lights make this an unlikely spot to view the stars, it is, in fact, an easy way Continue Reading →

10 Things To Do In LA When Your Flight Is Canceled Due To A State Of Emergency At Your Destination (Seattle)

It seems I have an extra day in LA because Seattle got pelted with snow and ice. Poor Seattle. It’s 70F here and I have 21 hours until my flight takes off (hopefully) so I’m dreaming up some things I can do with my extra time. 1. Stay Continue Reading →

Around Town: Los Angeles – The Griffith Observatory

When I recently visited Los Angeles I was happy that I could actually see Orion in the night sky for two reasons: #1 It was winter and I live near Seattle, so seeing stars in winter doesn’t happen that often and #2 LA is a massive sprawl of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A View Of Los Angeles From The Griffith Observatory

Title: A View Of Los Angeles From The Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Description: Perched on a hill to the north of the city, the free entry Griffith Observatory is an awesome location to view the city lights. Crowded any night of the week, the park Continue Reading →