Sunset Over Marine Layer – Century City

Sunset Over Marine Layer - Century City

Sunset Over Marine Layer – Century City

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The Los Angeles Basin is known for having marine layers come inland on occasion, covering the city with low fog that hugs the ground. If you can find a high enough vantage point such as Griffith Park Observatory where I was standing to make this capture, you can view the scene from above the clouds. Add a sunset to the mix and things start to get surreal.

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, focal length: 350mm, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 64,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, WB: Auto, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer RemoteManfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, capture date and time: 3/12/2017, 7:10 pm, post processing: HDR 32-bit image file.

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11 thoughts on “Sunset Over Marine Layer – Century City

  1. I am astounded that you made this capture of Century City from the Griffith Park Observatory! It looks like an ocean of clouds beneath a firey sky with a monumental cloud wave crashing to the shore. Instead of sea stacks on the sandy beach, there are sky scrapers standing tall clustered on the city streets, embedded deeply in cement, awaiting their destiny to either stand visibly tall or be eclipsed, shrouded in the mist. Starts to get surreal? Ha!

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      • Admirable traits, being hardwired for surreality and the patience to be still until you are given what you want. You are a natural virtuoso then, and it shows brilliantly in your art. My hat is off to you, sir.

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      • I keep coming back to see this image. It blows my mind that you made this capture from the Griffith Park Observatory to Century City! These two locations are at least 10 miles away from each other and about an hour drive. Well, that’s Los Angeles for you…

        What an amazing camera and lens you have there. If this was shot at 350mm on a 200-500mm lens, why I can’t even imagine the distance from which you can work with such clarity, such precision, such accuracy and such beauty. Oh, the things you can create with this set up! How exciting! I am absolutely thrilled for you!

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    • A marine layer is caused by a temperature inversion that turns moist maritime air into a low lying fog. Since Los Angeles is in a basin, the fog funnels into it causing very dense fog from the ground up to 1,000 ft. or so. If you can find a place with a higher altitude than the fog (like the Hollywood Hills), it looks like you’re in another reality…but since it’s Hollywood it’s actually an unreality. 😉

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