The Grauman's Chinese Theatre is not only one of Hollywood's most famous tourist attractions, it's also directly on my way to work. I used to ride by each morning at 7.30 AM on my skateboard. Every time I wondered if I could shoot there, and when preparing for the HDRI-Handbook I finally had a good reason to get permit and make it happen.

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    Fire over Hollywood

    Hollywood Hills

    Linked withShot from the hill just behind my house, the giant smoke cloud emerging from behind the Hollywood Sign stems from the historical fire at Universal Studios 2007.
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    Hollywood Sign

    above LA

    Linked withIt's a long and winding path up to the Hollywood Sign. Actually quite disappointing, too, because you can't get closer than this fence. Glad my tripod extends over it...
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    Walk of Fame

    Hollywood

    Linked withUsually, this place is terribly busy with tourists from all over the world. Not so at 6:30 AM...
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    Footprint Court

    Man's Chinese

    Linked withL i n k e dThe courtyard is paved with footprints of actors and directors. The empty spot in the center is where the ticket booth used to be...
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    Theatre Center

    Man's Chinese

    L i n k e dThe theatre is often used for red-carpet movie premiers. However, during weekdays it's also a regular theatre for the public.
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    Popcorn Lobby

    Man's Chinese

    L i n k e dAlthough the lobby looks impressive, the popcorn they're selling is the worst in town. Greasy, stale, awful in a very certain way.
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    Theatre Seating

    Man's Chinese

    L i n k e dLegend has it, that every celebrity has a dedicated seat in the house. Wonder who's usually sitting here...