Not too long ago I was bumming around at home when I suddenly decided to hit the road. I had planned on taking a day or two off from shooting but I felt compelled to shoot something. It was a bit late to go too far so I decided to make my way to the Santa Monica Mountains. Specifically, I went to the side of the mountains that overlooked the ocean by Malibu, California. It’s one of the many locations that I’ve been wanting to get back to. So with clouds in the sky, I figured it was as good a time as any to do that.
When I arrived the marine layer hadn’t drifted in yet. Often times the layer will come in and blanket anything below the peaks. It makes for a great view and really makes me feel like I’m at a much higher elevation than I really am. But regardless of the missing foggy layer, the clouds were truly spectacular. I set my tripod and camera and scanned the scene from the ocean to the inner valleys. And though the scene was great as it usually is, I decided that I wanted to get in for a tight shot of the mountain peaks.