Finding that Los Angeles is surrounded by gorgeous landscape, subtle and severe. I've been looking for places to set up and shoot my product line, and took a trip out to the poppy fields near Lancaster. Dust and wind shook the sages and tugged the poppies. The horizon looked frosted and minty. Driving home through Angeles National Forest. Chalky cliffs and hills pushed down into stream beds, both dry and verdant. Valleys open to reveal vistas of range upon range of pyramidal peak. I found three spots I'll be working with, here are some photos from two of them: Poppy Reserve and Hidden Spring.