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Los Angeles skyline at sunset, part 3

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at sunset as seen from Elysian Park, black and white version.

I took the above pair in Elysian Park on Friday evening -- I haven't been able to get out of town much lately, so I've been scouting some urban landscapes. This vantage point is certainly better than the one I posted the other day and provides a more encompassing view than this one in the heart of downtown with a much closer view.

I like posting the photos that I capture from these kind of vantage points -- but these are also basically scouting trips, a chance to find good vantage points for future photos. I like the images I got yesterday, but it would be even better if there were more clouds over downtown. In fact, there were a few clouds when I first pulled up:

The scene when I first arrived. I took this one with my Nikon DX 10-24mm wide angle lens. The first two images were taken with the Nikon DX 35mm 1.8 lens. With more clouds and a more spectacular sunset, the wide angle lens may be the way to go in the future. 

As far as scouting photo locations goes, Thom Hogan has a good post for his monthly teaching point (scroll down to see it). If you're a hobbyist or amateur and shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, I highly recommend checking out Thom's various sites. 

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