This image was not terribly hard to create once I was in place on the bridge. The hard part was trying to find a place to park, and standing on the bridge feeling like I might be robbed at any moment. It only took a few frames to get the exposure right. Then I just had to time it so I would have streaks of light in every lane. Even though it was rush hour, I had to wait for all the lanes to be occupied. It is one of my all-time favorite Los Angeles shots.
Caption: Downtown Los Angeles skyline at sunset
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Shot at 24mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 8 sec, f/13, ISO 100
Keywords: Los Angeles, buildings, city, downtown, dusk, freeway, hwy 110, night, palm tree, skyline, traffic
Date: November 17, 2009 5:11:19PM
I enjoy shooting after dark. It gives me the opportunity to create my own lighting. This was taken at one of the most famous landmarks in Los Angeles – the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This was done with two lights, one at camera left, and one around the corner behind the subjects.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f5.0, ISO 1000
All processing done in Lightroom