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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:26 AM

Griffith Park Observatory

For those of you who aren't familiar with Los Angeles, this is the Griffith Park Observatory, seen in the movies "Rebel Without A Cause" and "La La Land." I met up with some photographer friends in the predawn hours to get a shot of the observatory with the lights of Downtown L.A. in the distance. Unfortunately, the fog was not cooperating, and I managed to get just a few shots in before the city lights disappeared.

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Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2021 OP
Tikki Sep 2021 #1
calimary Sep 2021 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #3
AllyCat Sep 2021 #4
Duppers Sep 2021 #5
Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2021 #6
George McGovern Sep 2021 #7
Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2021 #8
George McGovern Sep 2021 #10
Heartstrings Sep 2021 #9

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:37 AM

1. There is so much I LOVE about L. A. Amazing photo of an amazing place.

Thank you for the post.

Tikki

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:41 AM

2. That's a GREAT shot! Just beautiful!

I still love L.A. even though we moved. I love it up north here too, but L.A. was home for more than 50 years.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:51 AM

3. You've captured a wonderful view of the Griffith Park Observatory, my dear Grumpy!

It's always tricky to get the weather to cooperate.

Nicely caught!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:04 AM

4. And Lucifer

Lovely photo!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 05:25 AM

5. Fog or no fog, this is a great shot, my friend.



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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:38 PM

6. Thanks all for the kind words.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 10:28 AM

7. Impressive shot Grumpy Old Guy. Real nice composition.

Been meaning to ask how and where do you store your images? My hard drive's about full up.
Thanks,
George

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 11:15 AM

8. I know that feeling.

What makes it worse, I like to save every frame. I rarely discard the bad ones. I know that makes no sense, I must be OCD.

About once or twice a year I pick up a new Seagate or Western Digital portable HD while I'm shopping at Costco, usually one or two TBs. The solid states are more reliable, but they're more expensive. The traditional HDs don't cost as much. I carry a small SSD HD in my camera bag, and the other HDs stay with my laptop.

I download all the best pics to individual folders after every shoot. Then, when it comes time to clear a card, I back up the whole thing to a separate folder and date it. Some files get backed up twice.

I know this is a terrible system, but it works for me. I'm too ADHD to do a proper file system.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 01:28 PM

10. Thank You. Portable HD sounds like a great idea.

Terrible? Heck, evidently it DOES work for you. I'd likely go bananas trying to do a proper file system . . .

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 12:48 PM

9. Beautiful shot!

Used to hike Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon back when I lived in LA.

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