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Mesmerizing Drone Footage Offers A Soaring Bird's Eye View Of L.A.

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We may have seen some gray skies this weekend, but here in L.A. the colors are never suppressed for long.

This is highlighted in a new collection of drone footage that was sent to us by Mingomatic. There are the violets of the evening sky, the greens of the hillside vegetation, the flaring yellow of the sun in the horizon, and the dappling reds of the car lights. Most striking, however, are the streaks of gold that get carried along by the waves at Manhattan Beach (what is that? the reflected sunlight?).

Aside from the colors, Mingomatic also shows us the geometric beauty that isn’t always apparent to us terrestrials. Flying overhead, the drone captures the architectural precision that’s found at the Hollywood Bowl, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center, and even at our docks. The idea of finding natural beauty in man-made objects may seem paradoxical, but in this video it seems completely self-evident.

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Mingomatic told LAist that it took him two months to film and compile the footage.