Santa Monica Mountains Southern California

I was very late to the trail head this time so I removed everything out of the camera bag except a camera body and one lens then went for a run up the mountain. I found this scene only a half mile up the trail. Finding a clearing in the chapparel isn't that easy, let alone finding a foreground subject that isn't part of another subject.

This is pretty close to Los Angeles so it's funny that I say my session ended w/ gunfire down below at the road. I heard 6 rounds being fired off and then another 6 more. It turns out they were being fired out of moving vehicle 500 ft below and a half a mile away. Hopefully they were not shooting at me, I'm thinking it might of been teens from Malibu shooting at coyotes for target practice. I guess it's cultural.

Do you ever shoot local, minutes from home?

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app