I grew up in Los Angeles County, but I don't remember ever visiting the Griffith Park Observatory although I may have as a child. I did hike along some of the trails. But revisiting Los Angeles, I was eager to see the beautiful Art Deco architecture and capture some of the beautiful views of Los Angeles from this vantage point.
The facility was opened in 1936 and is part of 3015 acres sitting in the mountains above Hollywood. In the distance downtown Los Angeles can be seen and the Pacific Ocean. In 2007, a wildfire came very close to the observatory.
Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other exposures, textures or brushwork.
I currently reside in Oregon, an environment rich in nature's graces. I have lived in California and New York, too, and everywhere t...