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Dew collecting on a sunroof after a heavy fog.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Manghera

Customers browse through the racks at Amoeba Records.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cyrena Hillyard

Maestro Barry Brisk conducts the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra in Redondo Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aydin Palabiyikoglu

Car lights streak down the 405 Freeway in a long exposure, as seen from the Getty Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelvin Cheng

A pedestrian in Chinatown walks under overhead lights on a rare rainy night in L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salina Canizales

A square piece of glass from a merchant's stand aligns perfectly with a passing sailboat in Venice Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reynaldo Obrero

A group of sightseeing monks stops to take photos in front of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Archie Tucker

A mural greets commuters at the entrance to the North Hollywood metro station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Moskowitz

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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for February 2014

February’s photos include something we rarely get to take advantage of in Los Angeles — weather. The month’s set starts off with Jeff Manghera’s in-your-face abstract image of dewdrops formed by fog on a car’s sunroof. I love the patterns formed by the drops, and how the image could be anything until you actually know what it is. The monochrome palette also perfectly embodies a foggy morning.

From there, we enter Amoeba Records, where I always felt like the racks of vinyl and CDs would make a good perspective shot. Cyrena Hillyard captures that.

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for long exposures and light streaks, so the appearance of Kelvin Cheng’s image of L.A. looking westward from the Getty Center is no surprise. The lights from the 405 make the Angeleno Hotel tower appear more prominent, and you can see the Wilshire Corridor and — way off in the distance — the downtown L.A. skyline.

Other favorites from this month include Salina Canizales’s image of a woman walking down a Chinatown alleyway on a rainy night, and Reynaldo Obrero’s image of a passing scene at Venice Beach. If you haven’t taken the time to really take in this image, there’s a lot going on. The pedestrian on the right side of the image provides a nice anchor (and what are they holding in their hand?) and in the midst of what Obrero says is a partly dismantled merchant’s stand is a piece of clear piece of glass that frames a sailboat and person on the beach. I also like the blurry seagull right above the glass and slight reflection in the pane.

Feel like there’s a photo I left out, or one that doesn’t belong in the set? Sound off in the comments. See you next month.

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