The Starlight in Downtown Los Angeles

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    Here is a crazy spot I found thanks to sweet sweet Stuck On Earth. I’ve been to downtown LA many times, and there are many good angles, but I think this one is just about one of the best.

    There was a lot of waiting around, however. I had to wait for big busses to pass me on either side so I could set up for the long exposure.

    Usually, I’ll take 5 exposures in these situations, but I do something a little special. I’ll take the quicker exposures right away (often 1 or 2 seconds). And then I’ll pause and wait for a bus or something before taking the longer exposures. I create the HDR then mask in the tail lights from the photos where I get the best trails. I made that sound easier than it is, I think.

    -Trey Ratcliff

    Click here to read the rest of this entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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    1. quico_g 23 months ago | reply

      Verynnice work

    2. Just In Hans 23 months ago | reply

      This is a great one! manifique! :D

    3. Harmon Jones 23 months ago | reply

      Amazing work Trey, still enjoying your work! very inspirational.

    4. fatmanwalking 23 months ago | reply

      This is a spectacular shot!

    5. jagudo 23 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot. Perfect composition and light.

    6. shexbeer 23 months ago | reply

      nice capture, great tones!

    7. carolOnline 23 months ago | reply

      Wheee! Enjoyed the explanation of steps to achieve this image. (You always make it,sound easier than it is)

    8. src.Architect 23 months ago | reply

      Amazing frame!

    9. skawalker 23 months ago | reply

      Another fantastic shot! Nicely handled.


    10. ☼Sol.Digital☼ [deleted] 23 months ago | reply

      _________Wonderful image !___________


      Thanks so much for the sharing - P 1 / A 1
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      _______ This is stunning capture !______


      Thanks so much for the sharing * P 1 / A 1
      Thanks for accept the invite!
      It is a pleasure to have you in our group!

    11. RadiHoliday 23 months ago | reply

      this tops any LA photo i've ever seen.

    12. The Nikon Lad 23 months ago | reply

      Wow! thats well good. Nice work mate

    13. gatorinsc 23 months ago | reply

      That is one awesome shot!

    14. Damian Powell 23 months ago | reply

      Very clever, and a very cool end result.

    15. bigdave181 23 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!

    16. me-graphy 22 months ago | reply

      fantastic work! :)

    17. tugboat1952 22 months ago | reply

      wow, fabulous shot

    18. Rozanne Hakala 22 months ago | reply

      amazing shot trey. so dynamic and electric!

    19. moondoggie71 10 months ago | reply

      Nice work on what seems to be the second most popular L.A. spot for shots following Griffith Park.

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