Griffith Observatory And The X100T

One of the popular places you’ll end up going to if you ever come to Los Angeles is Griffith Observatory. I still like going here even though it’s a crowded mess of tourists.

It didn’t use to be this way, or at least not as bad. But now that thing is happening where if something is free, it’s going to be a drop zone for every tour guide bus in the city. And that’s what this place has become. But it’s still cool.

I brought my Sony A7r along this time but end up just using the Fuji X100T. It was a better camera for the situation. 

Griffith Observatory – X100T

The first photo here is actually an HDR. Taken with several exposures processed using Iridient. Then I hand blended the exposures in Photoshop. I had to do this to get around the highlights on the wall of the building from being blown out.

Griffith Observatory with the Fuji X100T

ISO 200, f8, 8sec

Griffith Observatory with the Fuji X100T

ISO 200, f11, 30sec

Shot with the Fuji X100T

ISO 200, f11, 30sec

Shot with the Fuji X100T

ISO 200, f11, 30sec