Lucky for me, the day after Christmas happened to have all of these factors rolled up into one — it rained the night before, clearing the air after the long holiday weekend so we got a gorgeous smogfree view of L.A. Note the difference from the same vantage point on an average day in L.A. Crazy.
It was actually looking to be a pretty dull sunset, since the clouds were blocking out the sun, but there was a moment right as the sunset that the pink glow peeked through onto the buildings and mountains. It was only lit for a few minutes, but I took advantage of the moment and took some close-ups of the city as well as a giant panorama so I could see how the pink stretched across the mountains. Usually you can barely see the mountains!
We waited a little longer after sunset to see how the city looked at night, messed around a little bit with intentionally blurry photos (bokeh is fun!) But yea… I look forward to finding new and exciting places to shoot in Texas, although I will miss my quick beach/pier/sunset access whenever the sky looks good. It will be an adventure I’m sure!