Reaching into Downtown

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On this evening, I had originally set out to capture the super snow moon, supposedly the largest moon in the sky of the year. For the second month in a row, I was shut out by a cloudy Los Angeles. This isn’t the norm.

I walked to another spot in the park where I had shot a view of Downtown before, but since the last time I’d shot that particular location, someone had visited and posted directions to the location on Instagram. There were 5 other people lined up for the frame that I had originally intended to shoot. Not wanting to impede their shooting, I moved further up the hill with my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 strapped onto the D850. I first composed a frame much tighter on the buildings, but then this cloud blew right over the buildings and I knew I had to recompose! I hoped that cloud would hang around a bit longer so that the lights in the buildings would equalize with the ambient light more, but that didn’t happen. I tried to pull as much shadow detail into the buildings as possible.


Oof. That’s a fetching shot! That blue/orange! :wink:


And it’s creamy too. What would it taste like?

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Its downtown Los Angeles, so it probably tastes terrible.

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