This year the Los Angeles Zoo premiered its annual Zoo Lights. For years the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had a light show in Griffith Park, and you could walk it or drive it. I went once, and walked, which was lovely but also a mistake because with all the cars by the end I thought I was going to cough up my lungs. About 5 years ago, the light show stopped. I think it was because of the Great Recession, the LA DWP probably just didn't have the money.
The light show is back, and it's at the zoo now. It's not free anymore, but it's very affordable, especially if you do the early bird option (before December 13 or so). And you won't get poisoned by the cars, which to me is a huge bonus. I went with my Erin, who I met at the LA Zoo Photo Day. Another friend from that day, Patti, was going to join us but she didn't feel well and couldn't make it.
It's really pretty and every year it will get prettier. I highly recommend a trip.
For the record, it's very hard to photograph little colored lights when it's pitch black around them. No matter, we had fun, we got to see a very pretty show, we practiced night photography, and froze our butts off.
There were a couple of walkways that are all lit up above, this was one of them.
Erin was my guinea pig as I tried to get her and the background in the same photo. This is one of those places where I could have used an off-camera flash and a blue gel.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Until next year!