Layer cake

The layers of the eastern part of California Plaza, built over Olive St. in downtown L.A.

Sunrise in four minutes

6:26 am

6:28 am

6:30 am


Purple flowers illuminated by dawn's first light.

(Yes, it's supposed to be focused on the flowers in the background.)

Morning hunter

Looking down the hill toward Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill, the automatic focus dwells on (what I believe are) cacti in the foreground.

Fair enough.

However, switching over to the manual focus, I captured what I actually wanted to photograph.

Webs illuminated by sunrise.

Mountain song

Beginnings of a forest fire in the Angeles Forest, started by a lightning strike from the ominous clouds behind the smoke.

And a sparse tree in Pacoima's Hansen Dam Recreation Center.