Good morning LA! (and everyone else) I’m in Los Angeles today for my Lightroom seminar. I’m still kinda on east coast time so I was awake pretty early and decided to go out and shoot. The photo below is from a somewhat popular spot to photograph from. After searching around, I noticed the 4th street bridge seems like a nice overlook. You get a good amount of the city in the shot as well as the lights from the 110 freeway as a foreground (yep, I said “the” 110 – it’s an LA thing 😉 ).

As you can expect, there were indeed some great clouds in the sky but they were in the exact opposite direction I was shooting in, which is pretty typical for me. I usually either get all or nothing 🙂

Photo Deets:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 16-35mm
Filter: Tiffen 2-stop ND
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 30 sec.
ISO 100

(Click to see the image larger)
Los Angeles

Before you ask: Okay, two quick things before you ask. 1) I purposely didn’t correct the perspective issues (well, only a little) in the image. I’m not an architectural photographer and they don’t bother me. 2) I wrote a blog post the other week about why Graduated Neutral Density filters are dead to me. However, I used a regular ND filter for this photo, which is still very much part of my gear. At least until camera manufacturers start putting ND filters in to the camera, which I have to believe/hope is coming in the (not soon enough) future 🙂

Have a good one!


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