Palos Verdes and Beyond

I posted this great view from the top of Palos Verdes above the La Venta Inn. It was a little overcast but the shot came out super sharp with the Sony SEL 24-240mm lens. Really impressed with the quality this gives even hand held. This was a hand held shot taken on the Sony A7RII. If you can zoom in to 100% you can see the fine details. You can actually see the new SoFi Stadium in the distance.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,

Mike-Hope

Wisteria by Mike-Hope

Wisteria in the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes. Really worth a visit…

Wisteria BY Mike-Hope (1 of 1)

Wisteria by Mike-Hope

Hope you like it and take a look at more photos at 500px.com/mike-hope

Thanks for taking a look…

Mike-Hope

Palos Verdes Hills

Palos Verdes to Santa Monica by Mike Hope

A hike up in the Palos Verdes hills on a Sunday afternoon just after the rains. The walk is magnificent and when you approach the peak you get a vista from Long Beach to Santa Monica with Los Angeles and the mountains in the background. I used the Sony A7Rii and a Canon 40mm with EOS to NEX adapter and shot with panorama effect.

Hope you like it…

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Palos Verdes Hike by Mike-Hope

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike-Hope

Spring Barrow by Mike-Hope

Hi All,

Since spring is officially here I thought I’d take a walk around the South Bay Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes and check out the wonderful botanical offerings that are on display. What a superb place to spend a leisurely afternoon. The dedicated volunteers and regular staff put so much effort into what is a virtual paradise in amongst the hustle and bustle…

Spring Barrow Mike-Hope

Spring Barrow by Mike-Hope

…just a few hundred yards away.  You actually feel you’re way out in the country with a mixture of exotic plants from palms to pines and flowers and shrubs galore. I’d highly recommend you give it a visit if you are in the area. I spotted another photographer taking a shot of this wheel barrow and commented on what a great shot it would make. I came back later at the end of my walk and grabbed this shot. I really like it!  I hope you do too, it’s a real spring reminder.

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike Hope