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LA Star


Here is another image from my trip up to Los Angeles this past weekend. We started off at Griffith Observatory where we just walked around the observatory and I took all kind of pictures that I will share in future posts. This particular shot was taken from the upper deck of the observatory overlooking downtown Los Angeles. Considering its the town of the stars I wanted to do at least one image with a flare that makes look like a “star” πŸ™‚ Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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15 responses

  1. BoJo Photo

    Wow! What a great shot and composition!!! Beautiful.

    February 18, 2012 at 7:46 am

  2. Wow! this is amazing. Fantastic composition and what a view!

    February 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

    • Thank a lot Inga, much appreciated πŸ™‚

      February 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  3. I love the sky!

    February 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  4. Great shot Mate! Did you use star filter on this one?

    February 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • Much appreciated. No I didn’t, just using the smallest apertures possible (in this case f/22). Also, this was a 6 bracket HDR [-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2 EV], the =3 & -2 underexposed images is pretty much where the star effect comes from. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

      February 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      • thanks for your reply… i need to find a view like this to practice your HDR setting. cheers πŸ™‚

        February 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  5. Stunning starburst!!! & all over great shot!!! But the starburst is best!!! πŸ™‚ **

    February 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

  6. Nandini

    Beautiful! πŸ™‚

    February 19, 2012 at 4:52 am

  7. This is awesome, great shot.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

  8. Amazing shot! Makes me homesick for San Diego! Haven’t been to the Observatory in YEARS!

    February 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  9. Wow, really beautiful !!

    February 22, 2012 at 1:26 am

  10. Like this very much…..shall explore HDR next too !! no filters ? just HDR ?

    March 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    • Yes, no filters πŸ™‚ small aperture is the secret.

      March 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm