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Winter Wonderland - So Cal Style

January 17, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

What do you do when you flip through every channels only to listen to the news giving update to blizzard, snow storm, flood, and cold weather? This is when I say to myself, it's good to be living in Southern California. This past weekend, in the middle of January 2011, we had beautiful weather. Only to be helped by a recent Santa Ana high pressure system to clear the air, the weekend was lovely. Temperature was averaging low 80's F.

With some good companies, wonderful weather, and mother nature outstanding curves, I packed up my usual suspect equipment and go for a nice hike up Giffith Park Observatory. It is a nice 3-4 miles trail that goes up from Griffith Observatory to the top where you have a wonderful 360 view of Greater Los Angeles. On a clear day, like today, you can see Catalina Island, Santa Monica, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Inland Empire, and of course, our lovel downtown Los Angeles.



Panorama Shot Of Los Angeles Basin. Over 40 NEF file stitched together to produce this image.

It was an organized fun hike with some friends at the company I worked for. I highly recommend this for anyone who live in the area and also to visitor from afar. This is the best way to see all of Los Angeles without having to sit in Los Angeles traffic to see the view. Who knows, you might be lucky and it will be clear for you as well. On most days, you'll be lucky to see downtown with the smog we get. :-)

All shots were taken with

  • Nikon D300s + Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VR
  • Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm F2.8

Griffith Park Picture Gallery: http://www.photographybykevin.net/p814218493















    
 

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