“Urbanscapes: the SoCal stretch.”
With a zoom-lens, there is detail to be had in the features at the largest focal lengths. Cutting across greater Los Angeles, this view south along Normandie Avenue (center-right) goes underneath highway US-101 to Wilshire Boulevard (e.g., Equitable Life Building) and beyond. A helicopter from the LAPD Air Support Division is visible on patrol. Above and behind the Equitable tower is the white “faith dome” at the Crenshaw Center complex. The hills of Palos Verdes ascend to the right in the background. At upper-left, plumes of steam rise from the stacks at the Wilmington Plant of the Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery. The line-of-sight distance to the refinery from the viewpoint at Griffith Observatory is about 38 kilometres (24 miles).
From Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA, – 29 Feb 2012, as part of year-long RTW (© HL).