We need some rain, all the green is disappearing! I think the northwest section of this coastal range is the most beautiful part of this recreation area. Over the background lies Camarillo and Newbury Park.
Why shoot local? If you shoot local you get out more, if you get out more, you exercise your mind and better your composition skills. If you can make the average non iconic scenery near your home then imagine how much better and easier you will be able to compose those famous icons people visit all too often. You may be able to see them in a completely different way.