Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve



Taken from the Burma Road trail in the reserve, located in Palos Verdes at the very end of Crenshaw Boulevard. 





 


This one is from the Rim Trail in the reserve, taken later after the clouds over the ocean lifted. That's Catalina Island in the distance at right. 

The reserve is a great place to hike -- and really good place to take visitors from out-of-town to show them a little of L.A.'s wilder side. 

The first photo was taken with my Nikon D5100 + DX 35mm lens, which is wicked sharp. The second shot was tough because I was shooting into the sun with my DX 10-24mm lens. I used the rock outcropping to block the sun, cranked up my flash and shot in RAW, which helped me recover detail lost in the shadows when processing the image. 

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--S.H.

All photos above are ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved.

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