Hello all, a very loved California hiking trail in the Santa Monica Mountains on the Circle X Ranch. This is the Sandstone Peak Trail/Mishe Mockwa/ Backbone Trail. This part of the mountains was left unscathed by the May Springs fire which completely burned Big Sycamore Canyon.
The chaparral is in tact and the trail was in good condition. this view looks southwest towards the ocean. The little sliver between the clouds and the low parts of the mountains is the Pacific Ocean. Those two little triangles. A bit hard to see. This trail a further on up awards the hiker with 360 degree views of the county.
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Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-13 10:18
oltre alla bellezza del soggetto è da mettere in evidenza la bellezza della composizione ed il colore grazie ad una eccellente gestione della luce.
Un ottimo scatto paessaggistico che colpisce nella sua drammaticità.
Ciao e buona serata
cargus (10273) 2014-02-14 8:15
Un peysage magnifique, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
abmdsudi (54555) 2014-02-14 8:51
Thks to your infor notes, I love the compo and perspective on a rather cloud day but not lacking of interest around to attract the eye with the trail leads all the way into the backdrop. Lovely natural colours and adequately exposed with excellent fg detail. I think the dark sky beautifies the whole shot immensely. Indeed your effort well paid off. Lovely shot, Congrats.
rbassin (23043) 2014-02-17 11:17
Ce sentier de randonnée invite le visiteur à la découverte de ce magnifique paysage.
C'est bien fait, bien cadré
willperrett (10894) 2014-02-18 11:41
This photograph is worth a lot more attention than the measly 8 points so far awarded. I'm glad you're sticking to the slight under-exposure that we've referred to before: in this case it adds plenty of moody atmosphere, especially in that sky. The composition is fine, with the path disappearing round the bend, and in the strong thirds position; the colours are muted and haven't been overly saturated, which tendency seems to have reached epidemic proportions on this site! An excellent landscape.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-24 7:43
If I do not look the location carefully, I would never believed this remote mountain-scape is in Malibu. In my impression, Malibu is filled with luxury houses with Hollywood stars as residents.
I heard from news that California is suffering in drought condition. Hopefully, it will be relieved soon.
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-25 7:46
I really like so many of your oceanside photos, but these in the mountains are fabulous too. The clouds scudding along the higher ridges are mavelous, offering great grey contrasts to the rich foreground colours. Super composition too. Excellent!
lousat (91992) 2014-03-03 14:53
Hi Karen,a magnificent scenery caught under a dark sky and exposed very very well,the details of the ground too are truly perfect despite the difficult light,very nice place and a great sensation of peace and quiet.A big thanks for your choice to add my last pic in your favorites.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-14 2:50
Hi Karen. A wonderful landscape with natural colors and fantastic light. Very successful composition. My compliments.
fotka (4471) 2014-04-11 5:51
This picture is like invitation for a hike. Trail cutting through different kind of vegetation with a mountains in the background. The stormy sky nicely completed this good quality photo.
annjackman (21899) 2014-04-16 9:10
I like the atmosphere in this shot. The FG has some lovely earthy colours and the low cloud over the mountains makes a wonderful BG.
Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1926)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 7000 Digital SLR, 18-105 mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 8:14