Long Exposure: Downtown Los Angeles


Last Friday, after driving down to Southern California for the weekend, Gordon and I decided to do some long exposure photography. We found an overpass just outside of downtown with Highway 110 gunning beneath it, took out our tripods, and started shooting. Here’s my best shot.
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Hike to the Hollywood Sign

View of Los Angeles from behind the Hollywood Sign
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Climbing the Hollyridge trail to the Hollywood Sign was one of those things I’d wanted to do for a really long time, didn’t even know for sure was possible, and ended up being a lot harder than I expected. After leaving Santa Clara at 5:30am, Jamie and I arrived at the base of the Hollyridge trail just after 11:00am. We made pretty good time! It was already 90 degrees and the hike was a few miles more than we expected, but it was worth it when we got to the top.

San Francisco Bay Bridge

San Francisco Bay Bridge Sunset September 7, 2013

San Francisco Bay Bridge Sunset
September 7, 2013

You probably think I’m crazy. The brand new east span of the Bay Bridge just opened up the week before and what do I do? I go and photograph the side that didn’t change one bit. This was my third time going to this spot and the first time I tried doing a video. I decided to try some new things time time. I shot black and white for the few photos I took, and I did my best to get some really good time lapse video. Let me know how I did.

San Francisco Bay Bridge Time Lapse from Ryan Selewicz on Vimeo.