27 responses to “Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory”

  1. Sire

    Hey Ryan, certainly looks like you’re getting up in the world :D

    It must feel pretty good getting up that high and being able to see so far into the distance, and those light look really pretty too.

    1. Ryan

      Hey Sire,
      Haha, yeah, I guess you could say that. Did you have a chance to check out the observatory when you were in LA? If not, I would definitely recommend it on your next trip! Night or day, it offers an amazing view.

      1. Sire

        Nope, I didn’t even know it existed and no-one I came across even mentioned it. I reckon the locals just take it for granted.

        Perhaps the next time we’re lucky enough to be in that neck of the woods.

        1. Ryan

          It’s funny how people take their every day surroundings for granted. Perhaps I am just not a full local yet, haha.

  2. Mal Milligan

    That’s a great shot. I might add a layer with some stars there – lol. LA and NYC are the only big cities I know where it’s a 50 / 50 chance to see stars on a clear night. Cheers -

    1. Ryan

      Hey Mal,
      Thanks for the comment! I didn’t even notice the lack of stars in the shot until you mentioned it, haha. It’s a rarity to see a lot of stars out here.. I’ll have to try to make it back to the Griffith on the next clear night and see if I can have some better luck with that, haha!

  3. Alice

    I like this little teaser :) Greate Job!

    1. Ryan

      Hi Alice,
      Thank you! Now I just need to find the time to retouch the rest of these pictures, haha. I will have more up soon!

  4. Kids' Crafts

    This pic reminds me of a famous snapshot that occurs during the intro of a certain night-time talk show (based in LA, of course). I’m not sure if you know which one I’m referring to…

    1. Ryan

      Hm… I remember seeing a similar shot on the intro to Craig Ferguson I believe. Is that the right one? Haha.

  5. Kids' Crafts

    Actually, I was thinking of Jimmy Kimmel. But, you could be right about Ferguson also; I hadn’t really studied his opening montage that closely…

    Sonny.

  6. Joe

    Great shot, amazing how the city just disappears into the horizon.
    Have you got any without the building on the right hand side?

    1. Ryan

      Hey Joe,
      I really need to get going on retouching the rest of my pictures, haha. I do have some without the observatory building, I’ll try and post them soon!

  7. vilmar2

    Wow! breathtaking view. It really looks lovely at night.

    1. Ryan

      Thanks Vilmar!

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  9. Nick Hurst

    Just wanted to say sweet photo Ryan, I’ve got a holiday booked to Los Angeles (I’m from the UK) for November this year, can’t wait to get in amongst the hustle and bustle. Take it easy.

    1. Ryan

      Hi Nick,
      Thanks for the reply! I’ve never been to the UK, I would love to travel outside of the country some day. What brings you to LA? Have a blast, man!
      Ryan

  10. Piano

    With th lights from LA, they can’t see lots of stars.

    1. Ryan

      Haha, that’s a good point. Have you been to the area before?

  11. reynaole

    I am just a very consummate artist and a lover of place girl. Anywhere I go I take pictures. I just can relate to you and your post. It just give me the pride that I have been to that place.

    1. Ryan

      Hi Reynaole,
      Thank you for the comment! I need to start taking pictures mor often again.

  12. Digital Artist Dude

    Yo Ryan, that’s such an awesome night shot of LA. Quality man. What kind of camera do you use?

    1. Ryan

      Haha, thanks man!

      I use an old Canon Digital Rebel. It’s been through hell, but it’s still trusty. Glad you enjoyed the shot!

  13. Logo Fox

    Wow, that top image is fantastic. LA looks huge. You can almost see the curvature of the earth!

    Great image, keep um’ coming.

    1. Ryan

      Thanks for the reply! And yes, it does seem like Los Angeles goes on forever, haha.

  14. Rida Ali Khan

    Hi Ryan that’s such a beautiful picture of LA.LA looks very awesome really i can’t explain.take care

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