A place to check out if you come to Los Angeles would be the Long Beach harbor. They've done a great job in keeping it clean and entertaining. This is a shot from the part of the harbor. In this area are a lot of restaurants, the Queen Mary and the Long Beach Aquarium. I shot this photo on the 4th of July before the firework show at the Queen Mary. One thing I love about photos like this one, is that behind me are probably about 400-500 people all sitting waiting for the fireworks. You'd never know from looking at this though.
I shot this on the amazing Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM IS II and used a 3 shot bracketed HDR post processing. What is HDR? check it out here.