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.
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.
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...