Hall Beckley Trail & L.A. skyline

The view of downtown Los Angeles and a foggy L.A. Basin from the Hall-Beckley Trail above La Canada-Flintridge. In the distance are the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island.
Click above to check this one out on my SmugMug site. It was taken from the Hall Beckley Trail above La Canada-Flintridge this morning when fog was starting to clear from the L.A. Basin. 

In the distance is downtown Los Angeles and beyond the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Beyond that is Catalina Island. Directly below the hills is the community of Montrose. Left of center is the 2 freeway. 

At right are the Verdugo Mountains with a couple of tall buildings in downtown Glendale peeking above them. To the right of downtown L.A. is Hollywood. 

 In total, I think this was a view of about 50 miles from where I was standing in the San Gabriel Mountains to Catalina Island -- a very clear day in Southern California. It was also possible to see all the way to Orange County and across the San Fernando Valley to Ahmanson Ranch. The photo, btw, was taken with my 10-24 Nikon wide-angle lens at 24mm. Pretty sharp, eh?

This is obviously a good spot to know about when light is even better or perhaps a storm is clearing out from the area. 

 --S.H.

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