I Love L.A.

By December 30, 2008California

After the warmth of the desert (grandparents #1 and #2, aunts and uncles #1-4, cousins #1-3), the snow-covered trees and mountains (grandparents #3 and #4), and the spectacular views and empty roads of the central coast (grandparent #5), our whirlwind holiday roadtrip to all our relatives took us to … Los Angeles (grandparents #6 and #7, aunts/uncles #1-2 again, cousin #1 again!). Hello Laurel Canyon! What a brutal reality check. Seen below is our view of the scenic 101 (southbound) as we roll toward Hollywood. I dread dealing with LA, sad and forsaken cesspool of traffic and smog and USC that it is. Its only redeeming quality is, of course, the Lakers.

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!