Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hilltop Park, Signal Hill, California

This is a perfect location for skywatching! To the south and west, Long Beach, the Harbor, and the Pacific Ocean beyond.




And to the north (on a clear day like this particular day) you can even get a clear view of downtown Los Angeles.

But don't forget the people around you! It's super-easy to get wrapped up concentrating on the sky, the clouds, the sun, what lens to use, etc., and you aren't paying any attention to the people around you (other than trying to make sure they don't block your shot). Yet you might be missing out on the best shots!!



Back up a bit, pay attention to the people around you enjoying the sunset, use the beautiful sky as your backdrop, and you just might find that these turn out to be your favorite shots of the evening!!

Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies for around the world!  Thanks for stopping by.

26 comments:

  1. i loved the midnight blue one with the skyline and mountain layers behind.

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  2. You really are a first rate photog!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. Liquid gold in those first 2 shots! Thank you too for the reminder to take in all of our surroundings and people!

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  4. A stunning post. Love that scenery and all the people shots. You're right, we need to notice the people too.

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  5. A stunning post. Love that scenery and all the people shots. You're right, we need to notice the people too.

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  6. I love this post, great skyshots and great people shots. The shot of downtown with the multilayered mountains behind is my favorite skyshot. The bokeh with the city lights is my favorite people shot. But all these are great.

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  7. What I remember most about Signal Hill when I was a young lad were all the oil derricks. Never took in the view. Great images.

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  8. Perfect spot indeed. Love your shots.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  9. Wonderful backlit shots and nice colours in the sky.

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  10. Wonderful Sunsets and yes yoou did get the best ones

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  11. Great skies and observations.

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  12. Lovely sky and colors.. I agree your people shots are fantastic! Have a happy weekend!

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  13. Oh, those sunset skies! What a perfect vantage point for a sweeping, unobstructed view of them. And the LA skyline shot at dusk is fantastic! Fun people pics, too - looks like everyone was really enjoying the moment. You have got such a wonderful eye for your subjects, no matter what - or who - they are.

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  14. These are all wonderful shots in a truly great Skywatch post.

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  15. Åhhh nydelige bilder!Hilsen Anita xxx

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  16. What a beautiful place - great sunset shots.

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  17. Great last light shots!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. Really wonderful photos and a great sunset post...

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