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A ring of sparks in the night

Every month, a group known as Conquer L.A. tours Los Angeles with local photographers.

Jason Armijo, who participated in August’s meeting, shot this image near Fourth and Flower streets in downtown L.A. while experimenting with long exposures using steel wool.

“I took the photograph because of the alignment. [The] U.S. Bank Tower being dead center,” he said. “It looks iconic between the surrounding buildings.”

Armijo used his Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

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Pretty against pink

Photographer Francisco Javier Zavala captured this moment on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.

"We're all users of Instagram who are now connected and enhancing our photography skills together," Zavala said of the new group of friends.

The image was taken with a Nikon D5300. 

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An 'InstaMeet' moment in the Arts District

Last month, a local Instagram group called @jj_westcoast marked its one-year anniversary by convening in downtown Los Angeles' Arts District.

The InstaMeet, a term used for live gatherings of Instagram users, allowed its members to take advantage of the area’s urban landscape -- including its old murals, streetscape bridges and abandoned trains.

During the photo op Tony Scott, one of @jj_westcoast's co-leaders, caught his friend in this "fun and whimsical moment."

“The silhouette created by the sunset and balloons gives the illusion that my buddy Josh is being carried away,” he said. “We have such a dynamic and talented group of instagrammers here in Los Angeles, and I wanted to capture that.”

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Road sign punctuation

Alon Goldsmith usually commutes to work on his bicycle, which affords him the luxury of stopping to photograph a provocative image when he sees one.

One day last August, he uncharacteristically drove his car. “Not the most conducive circumstance for photography,” Goldsmith said. However, it just so happened that while stopped at a light under the 105 Freeway on Sepulveda Boulevard, he looked out the window and saw this. 

“I was drawn to the mass of negative space with a slice of light punctuated by a road sign,” he said. “I grabbed my iPhone and composed the shot in the nick of time."

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In the amber of the moment

Photographer David Ingraham says he’s always on the lookout for poetic use of light and shadows. So when he saw how these “shadows were nicely separated, almost in a choreographed sense,” he couldn’t resist snapping a half-dozen photos.

As for the added bonus of capturing a couple of birds mid-flight? Ingraham reveals, “Seagulls at Venice Beach are so ubiquitous that it’s almost a challenge not to get one in your shot! Nevertheless, I think they help complete the composition here.”

The image was taken with Ingraham's iPhone 4S.

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Moon over Griffith Observatory

Dave Wyman photographed the moon rise over Griffith Observatory on Oct. 7.

"I drove up to the spot the night of the Blood Moon, waited for the moon to clear some haze and clouds and made my shot," he said.

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