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Griffith Park Fire and Downtown Los Angeles from 7th Street Bridge

Griffith Park Fire and Downtown Los Ange

I took this photo of the fire a couple of hours ago from the top of the 7th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles. It is actually 3 photos 0,+2,-2 EV shot with my Canon EOS 5D through a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L atop a tripod and combined with Photomatix. You can see another photo on blogging.la.

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Griffith Observatory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

LaBonge and Villaraigosa

Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa

Villaraigosa and LaBonge ribbon cut

The rest of the album can be found here. Also you can listen to a podcast of the even here.

Update: Xeni posted about the event on BoingBoing and put up some cool videos.

Thumbs Up Villaraigosa and LaBonge ribbon cut Joy Picus Ribbon Jon Kirk Mukri Villaraigosa and Schiff Jon Kirk Mukri Villaraigosa and Griffith Great Grandson of Colonel Griffith Villaraigosa, Frommer and Krupp Dario Frommer Dario Frommer Dario Frommer Dario Frommer Dario Frommer Adam B. Schiff Tom LaBonge Tom LaBonge Tom LaBonge metaphoto Villaraigosa and LaBonge Leonard Nimoy and MAV Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Mukri, Schiff, Villaraigosa Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Mayor Antnio Villaraigosa Griffith Observatory Bow
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Griffith Observatory

Carl Zeiss Universarium IX

Coelostat Collector

Last week I got a pre-tour of the new setup at the Griffith Observatory. I took some HDR photos of the awesome new Zeiss Universarium IX among other things. You can check out the full album here. I will be writing several pieces about what I saw in the next few days, keep an eye out for them on MetroBlogging Los Angeles. [Note: I didn't have / use my new lighting setup for these shots.]

Update Here is the article I wrote on b.la.

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Pave the Earth, starting with Griffith Park

As anyone who lives in Los Angeles knows, trees are terrible awful things that we as a city have the G-d given right duty to cut down, smash up, tear out and burn down. And if I may say so, it is about fucking time that our city hall has taken the great initiative to reduce the horrid oxygen producing scourge that are trees which have scarred the great park of Griffith for so many years. Not only has the park experience been lessened over the years by the unchecked breeding of these rooted vermin, but a dearth of pavement has prevented both the young and old from feeling the great comfort only tarmac can bring to the human stride...

Read the rest here on blogging.la.