Los Angeles, also known as the City of Angels, is unlike most typical big cities in that it’s quite spread out as opposed to being compressed within a small geographical region. Public Transportation is certainly improving, but you really need to have access to a car to be able to truly experience this great city. Los Angeles is home to many famous destinations, such as the Staple Center, Griffith Park Observatory, the star studded Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, Pinks Hot Dogs, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Canter’s Deli, Sunset Blvd, the mansions in Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Malibu to name a few.
When I was passing through Downtown Los Angeles via the 110 Harbor Freeway, I couldn’t help but notice all the holiday decor along the rooftops of the skyscrapers. I was heading home from San Luis Obispo after visiting family for Thanksgiving and decided to make a pit stop in L.A. to take advantage of the amazing sunset we were having. I captured this same scene in December 2012 during an overcast sky, which was perfect for a monochrome rendition. Southern California tends to get beautiful cloud formations like this particularly during the rainy seasons, which don’t seem to come often enough. I’ve been dying to capture the essence of this city in color during the holidays, and the weather conditions we were having were absolutely perfect.