Hollywood Sign?

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Jul 11th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Hollywood Sign?

Will be in California for vacation and love to take pics. Want to get some good shots of the Hollywood sign. Where would be the best place for that? Any recommendations?
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Jul 11th, 2007, 10:41 PM
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Don't know exactly where is the best place for pictures however keep in mind that the summer in LA can be smoggy. If its a hot day, the heat prevents the smog from rising over the mountains. So there may be days where visibility is not great for a photo of the Hollywood sign. I am assuming you are coming soon. Too bad it's not winter, the views then can be spectacular. I have often been in one of my client's office in a tall office building in Santa Monica and feel like I almost touch the Hollywood sign, it's so clear. Maybe you will get a good day like that.

I bet if you did a google search on "taking photos of the Hollywood sign" you'd get some advice.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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From another thread on here asking the same thing:

http://hollywoodsign.org/
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Jul 12th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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Beachwood Canyon Drive
Before it starts climbing up into the Hollywood Hills, Beachwood Canyon Drive pretty much frames the Sign right down the middle, providing excellent site lines as you drive north. Here we’ve provided three examples of pictures taken on Beachwood Canyon Drive – at Glen Holly, Glen Oak and Cheremoya. All of these cross-streets are located north of Franklin Ave., which is the next major east/west street north of Hollywood Blvd.

These are the neighborhoods where my wife and I took pictures of the sign.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 07:34 AM
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Also, along with Beechwood Canyon, you can get a great view from Hollywood and Highland. Go into the Babylon Court, and up on the higher floors, they have viewing areas.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Yes, Beachwood Canyon Drive, and there is also a good (but somewhat distant) view of the sign from the mall-like complex in Hollywood--near the Kodak Theater.

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Jul 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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I took this pic about two weeks ago.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=4mrwaz7

Pretty good view, think.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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Go all the way up Beachwood Cyn. and make a left onto a smaller street called Ledgewood Dr. This twists and turns up residential streets, over the top of a hill, and then brings you down to a dog park (on the right hand side) right across from the Reservoir. This is the best view of the sign-- you're directly underneath it.

A recent photo I took in that park:
http://tinyurl.com/2yh5mb
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Jul 12th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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Dick - Good picture-where was that taken from? Erin-like yours also and the dog park looks like fun.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Also a nice view and pic can be taken from Griffith Observatory
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Jul 22nd, 2007, 08:18 AM
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Paula,

I took my pic from the Hollyridge Trail
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Jul 22nd, 2007, 11:10 AM
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Here's one I took from the Griffith Observatory on a hazy April day.

http://tinyurl.com/2vqj75
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Jul 22nd, 2007, 11:20 AM
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top level of the parking garage at the grove gets you a OK shot...
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