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Iconography - The View from the Hollywood Sign

Iconography - The View from the Hollywood Sign

Hollywood, California

The old sign, on the southern slopes of Mount Lee, has served as a symbolic lodestone to those who have sought fame in Hollywood, the entertainment capitol of the world. I made my visit late in the day, when the sunlight was low in angle and warm in color.

The view here shows the top and back of some of the 40-foot tall letters of the iconic sign. Beyond and below are the Santa Monica Mountains (also called, in this area, the Hollywood Hills), and then the flat lands of the Los Angeles Basin.

Downtown Los Angeles is visible to the upper left, the Hollywood Reservoir is on the right.

(For the complete photographic story of my visit to the sign, click here. )

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
1/500s f/3.3 at 4.7mm ISO 200 full exif

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Jean Ray06-Jul-2008 03:08
Very unique view of a familiar icon. Also very much enjoyed your photo essay at Bike Forum. I'm looking forward to more of these. Both you and Della Huff are on my favorites list, and today when I looked at my favorites, this is what I saw right next to yours:
Hollywood Sign Panorama
coaster03-Jul-2008 23:36
Nice shot!
Phil Douglis03-Jul-2008 19:39
You give us an incongruous look at a familiar subject, Dave, by shooting it from behind instead of from the front as expected. By anchoring the image with the back of the sign, you thrust the viewer into the scene as well.
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