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Old 30th of November 2010 (Tue)   #1
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Default Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

Hello,

What are some of the best places to shoot Landscape and Nature photos in Southern California?

Any recommendations / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 1st of December 2010 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

I'm looking for the same thing. I'm in the Los Angeles area and the best places I've found have been places near the ocean and some in the hills around santa monica or malibu...
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Old 2nd of December 2010 (Thu)   #3
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Default Re: Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

I'm looking for some spots too. I had a cancelation for a shoot tomorrow. So i'm going to take the day and look out for cool photo locations myself.
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Old 2nd of December 2010 (Thu)   #4
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Default Re: Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

Heh! How far are you going to roam? There are great scenes all over Southern Cal, but if you have a range you'll need to stay in be a bit specific -- Southern Cal goes from San Fransisco to San Diego and from the ocean, mountains and desert to Nevada and Arizona, and there are very cool locations to shoot all over the region!
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Old 1st of April 2011 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

san francisco = southern california?! only to someone as north as you tony

i've lived in both areas and sf is definitely not socal.

anyway - no one else with locale tips?
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Well, when I lived in Northern California, we thought of SF as being "southern"!

Scenic areas would be the Big Sur area (south of Monterey), and the area between LA and San Diego, but specifc areas can be pretty, well, spread out!
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Default Re: Best Southern California places to shoot Landscape / Nature?

lots of pics here

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=868864
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santa monica beach would be a cool place with the pier but lot of people. There is this hotel at laguna beach called Montage and when you walk down to the water normally no one there and some cool rock formations with pelicans sitting on top. Also a really nice clean beach. This is were i like to go but im just a beginner so i dont know if it would suit you.
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