This is the rarest of rare sunsets in Southern California, a stormy one. You’ve probably heard it doesn’t rain much in this part of the country. The last few weeks have been anything but typical. According to the National Weather Service Los Angeles, “Downtown Los Angeles has received 13.52 inches of rain since Oct 1st 2016 which is 216% of the normal rainfall to date of 6.26 inches.”

And 2.5 inches of snow fell in Aqua Dulce yesterday. It’s not usual to see snow on the elevations below 3000 feet, as you can in the panorama above on the left and in the photo below. I love it. We need it. It’s just a bonus that it’s also great photography weather.


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 23 January, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

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