Christian Aeschliman set his camera to a long exposure and turned an LAPD helicopter’s search light over Angeleno Heights into a kind of a thin, neon rainbow. Aeschliman, on his Flickr site, said there are plenty of opportunities to capture such images:
My neighborhood has helicopters buzzing around overhead pretty much constantly. Sometimes they take a keen interest in something and do circles around it for 45 minutes – sometimes longer. Sometimes they like to stay still like the aerial equivalent of a fat security guard. If I didn’t already have a camera, I could have easily gone to the nearest Best Buy and come back in time for this picture.