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Best not to feed the trolls - well maybe.

Community Expert ,
Mar 25, 2024 Mar 25, 2024

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A friend posted this link on FB of an amazing shot showing the snowy San Gabriel Mountains with the Hollywood sign:

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=938227641311485&set=a.695273785606873

 

One commentor posted that the photo was fake. I normally don't respond to people, but I couldn't resist, as I grew up where this photo was taken. I said that with a nice long lens on a clear day, that image was totally possible and not a fake. The person responded that she had lived in the area for 40 years - like that matters, and the Hollywood sign was skewed to face the camera. So this got me curious - was it? I found a photo that I had taken from roughly the same area, maybe 5 miles east. and compared the two images. I didn't have a long lens, so mine was pretty blurry, but I can't tell if there was any intentional skewing of the Hollywood sign. Am I wrong? If not, best not argue with a professional photographer who is also a local.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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The Hollwood Sign has been face-lifted & repositioned a few times on account of hillside errosion and elements. It's not the same sign today it was 40 years ago.

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Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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No, it isn't, but despite the blurry quality of the photos, there is little difference. My photo shows that the sign was not skewed to make a better photo. That's the actual position.

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