This is my second time at this location. I consider it one of the best skyline pics of downtown Los Angeles, that's actually in downtown. I went this time because I wanted a cleaner, sharper shot of DTLA, with a longer exposure just after sunset.
I got a remote shutter for my 5DM3 and used bulb mode to get this. It was a lot of guess and see as the sun was set and everything was getting darker. So I basically counted each time, slowly increasing the amount by 5-10 seconds to see how the end shot would look.
I probably took 50 shots before I was able to get this one, just as another photographer left that was also in the frame. Thank goodness, because this was my last shot at this location too, I was packing up to go!