Took another trip to Griffith Observatory.

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  1. 103734 Guest

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    Well I heard about this trail that goes up into the hills behind Griffith Observatory so I went out there last night and took some pictures. Here are my 3 favorite shots, let me know what you think. Editing the images for web use caused some artifacts in the sky of the city pictures, try to ignore those if you can :D.
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  2. joro macrumors 68020

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    Nice shots, I think #2 is probably my favorite in terms of framing plus I'm a sucker for Black & White :)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Number 2 is by far the strongest and really captures LA.
     
  4. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    #2 is the best but a color version would make it better I think.
     
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    Wow makes me miss going to school in LA. I miss the trails up and around that place. I love the planetarium the guy that does the show is creepy but interesting.
     
  8. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I really like #2 as well. I think I prefer the B&W version though. To me it the color version is too busy and distracts from the juxtapositioning of an old, art deco observatory standing alone against a backdrop of crowded skyscrapers and urban sprawl. Very nice use of the long lens and deep focus.


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  9. David2070 macrumors member

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    I really like #3. I love the deep blue of the sky and the silhouette of the tower.
     
  10. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Nice, nice, nice...

    I like both the color and BW versions of #2...

    What did you use to shoot?

    Thanks for the pics!
     
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  12. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Wow, i never really look closely into photography but these are really cool! nice job!
     
  13. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Number 2, like others have said, very strong. Great shot.
     
  14. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    Nice shots!
    I always wanted to go up there and shoot maybe I can do it this summer.
     
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  16. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I like #2 however at could be better had you aimed a bit more to the right had the larger done left of center. Not much reason to keep the very left edge in the frame and could use more space on the right. I do like B&W. You could have used a bit more exposure on the dark domes, they look blocked up but that likely would have required a tripod shot as it appears you were running out of light. I don't mean to be negative, just trying to say something more helpful than "great shot".
     
  17. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    Thanks I agree with what your saying, I also feel that I could have shot a bit lower, or cropped a bit of the sky out, seems a little too empty up there.

    As for the domes, they are better exposed and more defined in the source files, well at least I feel they are. I attached a higher resolution copy, cropped for widescreen monitors.

    Edit: I figured I should also include a higher resolution copy of number 3.
     

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