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And God Came To Hollywood

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 3 July 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

And he smote the philistines and struck down the heretics; and his anger burned against the wicked; and he judged the sequels and the franchises and the remakes; and put the town in turn around; and on the seventh day-- there was no one left but the teamsters.
Just kidding. Still working on that mountain.

NIKON D60 1/4000 second F/4.5 ISO 800 202 mm (35mm equiv.)

Azadeh from Tehran, Japan

This is amazing!

3 Jul 2011 5:24am

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

and there was darkness and gnashing of teeth! ha, sorry great pic but your title made me remember some things from Mass. sometimes I think everything including religion is Hollywood or everything wants to be Hollywood or maybe everything just wants to go down as really really good looking clouds. anyway, brilliant photo

3 Jul 2011 5:28am

@clodagh smith: LOL. Darkness and gnashing of teeth is a daily occurrence. ;)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO. A fabulous sight, unbelievable. And I LOVE your Hollywood riff...fabulous and very funny !! :-)

3 Jul 2011 6:04am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands


3 Jul 2011 7:01am

@roeb: roeb=right

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

sensationelles Schauspiel in den Wolken!
toll gesehen und fotografiert!
die Textstelle mit den Fortsetzungen und Remakes gefällt mir am besten.

3 Jul 2011 7:13am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous words to go with a fabulous photo!

3 Jul 2011 7:25am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A brilliant, beautiful mood and light Betty! Can you please give God the directions to Bollywood (I hate that term but it has stuck)??

3 Jul 2011 7:35am

@Pavan Kaul: I will send him your way! ;)

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Yep God has arrived, "To lay his vengaence upon thee". Good luck.

3 Jul 2011 7:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - I love the effect of the horizontal stripes from the sunrays.

3 Jul 2011 10:00am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fabulous photo, nice place to be ( I think!!)

3 Jul 2011 10:11am

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

impressive shot, perfect weather conditions for this dramatic effect!

3 Jul 2011 1:25pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

What a beautiful sky, very nice shot !

3 Jul 2011 1:31pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

woooww ! i like the amazing clouds !

3 Jul 2011 1:31pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Gorgeous! I remember back in the days of "Real" darkrooms, that burning the sky to bring out the clouds was called "Goding"

3 Jul 2011 1:50pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


3 Jul 2011 2:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL.....a 5-star image to go with your wonderful humour Bettina! Bravo! ;-)))

3 Jul 2011 2:27pm

alex centrella from California, United States

amazing light !

3 Jul 2011 3:11pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Incredible sky ! Very beautiful photo !

3 Jul 2011 3:48pm

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

Actually, I believe "Hollywood" left some time ago for Canada and other tax friendly places. Nice light though.

3 Jul 2011 4:13pm

@David Crane: It's true. I think they all went to China, actually.

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist ein sehr gutes Foto.

3 Jul 2011 4:55pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Great lighting...

3 Jul 2011 5:17pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Great sense of humor there Bettina, a wonderful photo of this icon and from
a superb vantage point not often used. Beautiful.

3 Jul 2011 5:46pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Gorgeous moment; great narrative!

3 Jul 2011 5:59pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

superb image! BEAUTIFUL SKY...
well seen

3 Jul 2011 6:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

Do you produce them in printed sheets too, i would love to have them for my bed, i'm sure i'd do wonderful dreams ! Exxxxcellent sensation and such an original sky (that is rare !), bravo.

3 Jul 2011 7:04pm

@k@: It was truly a stunning sky that day. The rays were coming all across the sky. Some god rays for good dreams are on their way to you. :)

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

that's definitely a charlton heston sky.

3 Jul 2011 8:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous. Fun commentary

3 Jul 2011 10:35pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wonderful light you have caught here Bettina...

4 Jul 2011 2:51am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Wonderful light and a beautiful sky. Nice title.Very interesting words. Love it :)

4 Jul 2011 3:29am

Mina from Tehran, Iran

Wow great colors & really looks like holy.
Did u change it? If yes, with which program?

4 Jul 2011 4:33am

@Mina: I didn't change it much. Just a little contrast since Aminus always washes out the image. I use Photoshop.

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely capture !! :)

4 Jul 2011 5:53am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ciel ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

4 Jul 2011 6:16am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely shot ! I like the geometric lines in the sky , Phil

4 Jul 2011 6:32am

flyingwind风飞扬 from TY, China

Excellent sun light in your camera!

4 Jul 2011 6:38am

STEED from D, France

The pleasure of a come back through Your colours......Thanks,God,shine on Hollywood...

4 Jul 2011 6:57am

sim from k, Iran

thanks for your visit nice hollywood picture

4 Jul 2011 7:43am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As I have the distinction of never having watched a movie thru to the end in my life, I guess I'm not the best to comment on this . . but I'm rather taken by those rays of retribution !

4 Jul 2011 7:45am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb atmosphere! Beautiful picture! Ahhh! Hollywood .... In a few days I shall be in this region! I look forward to discover the Californie!:)

4 Jul 2011 8:23am

@mo.langel: Oh, that's great! Will you come to LA? If you are close by and have time, send me an email and we can say hello downtown or in Hollywood.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful light & game of GOD...

4 Jul 2011 8:38am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Incredible sky.. lovely shot.

4 Jul 2011 9:24am

tataray from france, France

Magnifique lumière ... grand effet )

4 Jul 2011 9:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha-love the words! Really good! Love the shot too!

4 Jul 2011 9:51am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Sky ... Directed by Cecil B. De Mille!

4 Jul 2011 10:58am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic light! 5*!!!!

4 Jul 2011 11:08am

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

scheinwerfer scheinen nicht nur in hollywood verwendet zu werden, auch auf hollywood scheinen einige gerichtet! tolle aufnahme zum perfekten zeitpunkt!

4 Jul 2011 11:20am

Don from Spokane, United States

A remarkable sky with those slanting rays. Beautiful image and words. Have a great day.

4 Jul 2011 12:22pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the dramatic light and this long view is epic!

4 Jul 2011 12:49pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic light !

4 Jul 2011 1:26pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent your title :)) the light is really splendid. Nice day.

4 Jul 2011 3:57pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a scene from the best movies holliwood, betty fantastic *****

4 Jul 2011 7:08pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Happy 4th july Ms Gilois.

4 Jul 2011 7:32pm

@The Mouse: Thank you, Mr. Mouse!

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

5 Jul 2011 6:10am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Dear, this is MAGNIFICENT! ;-) That's all I can say...I am floored!

5 Jul 2011 3:55pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Great picture Bettina ! I had a similar on may 5, but the scenery wasn't so interesting.

5 Jul 2011 8:24pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ha, ha, you got me laughing at your diatribe. Love your humor, girl! July 3rd, the dank and dark before the explosive light of illumination and independence, eh? Apropos. Happy 3rd (or for me, July 5th.)

5 Jul 2011 9:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot. So, the world did end for Hollywood. Never!

6 Jul 2011 3:22am

Mike Baker from los angeles, United States

Love the picture and the prose. Could you let your fan club know what you have written, once it's finished, or is that bad luck?

7 Jul 2011 8:21am

@Mike Baker: LOL. That's a good question. Until you see that green light, all you've got is a fat lady. I might have to make a private special exception...

1/4000 second
ISO 800
202 mm (35mm equiv.)