Up in the Hills of Palos Verde’s is a nice little turn out at the top of a hill overlooking San Pedro and the Pacific coast. I’ve always heard there are nice views around this area and had been scouting for this type of vantage point in Los Angeles for awhile. I first stumbled upon this exact spot online from another photographer, but they gave no mention of the exact location. I scavenged just about every inch of road available on Google Earth and Street View on Google Maps until I finally found this exact place. I drove out one night after work and it was every bit amazing as I had anticipated. As the sun continued to set and the night sky fell upon me, the city lit up like a Night Brite.
Camera and Exposure Setup
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
Exposure Time: 60 seconds
Tripod: Gitzo 3541
Head: Markins ball head with RRS quick release