After two particularly 'bleh' desperation shots, I think I have a winner here. I took some photos of this on 8/22/12 but wasn't happy with the results, but was inspired to come back with SLR, tripod and graduated ND filter. That's exactly what I did tonight, and here's the result.
The California Incline is an old stretch of road that gets people from Pacific Coast Highway up to California/Ocean (and vice versa) in Santa Monica where the high bluffs are. Sometime next year they're going to close and rebuild it, so I'm glad I was able to get this shot.