Los Angeles Panoramic From Mount Wilson

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when I drove to Mount Wilson to capture the sunlight reflected on the antennas. I found several spots in the area for capturing landscapes and sunsets.

Downtown Los Angeles From Mount Wilson
Downtown Los Angeles From Mount Wilson

Unfortunately, the trip turned into a nightmare. There was a huge cloud covering the city and Downtown Los Angeles wasn’t visible. But the worst part was when I got bitten by a spider on my forehead. I had seen brown spiders on previous trips to the Los Angeles National Forest where Mount Wilson is, but I never thought that particular type of spider was poisonous.

Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson
Antenna Farm
Antenna Farm
East Los Angeles County from Mount Wilson
East Los Angeles County from Mount Wilson

The first symptom I had was that I lost sensitivity in part of my face. I had a huge blister and wasn’t feeling well at all. Two hours later, on my way back home, I couldn’t feel my hands as I was driving. I had to concentrate on the steering wheel looking at the road and looking at my hands, but all the symptoms disappeared an hour after I was home. The blister lasted almost three days. Mount Wilson is one of the best places for panoramic time-lapse photography in Los Angeles, especially at night.

Ralph.

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