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Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley as seen from atop Mount San Jacinto.
Lens: DFA 28-105 mm Camera: Pentax K1 Photo Location: Mt San Jacinto, CA ISO: 125 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 10-19-2019, 08:37 AM

View from atop Mount San Jacinto, California. You can see clearly Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley below. The San Andreas Fault runs parallel to Interstate-10 in the Valley. The Mountain Station sits at an elevation of 8200 feet above Sea Level. On clear days you can see as far as Mount Charleston west of Las Vegas, Nevada 100 miles away. Temperature is 30 degrees F cooler on the mountaintop compared to the temperature in Palm Springs (hottest City in California, almost as hot as Death Valley). Vegetation is also radically different with Pines and no Desert plants at all. Picture taken @ 28 mm with a Circular Polarizer to remove haze due to Los Angeles smog.

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Great description and I love the contrast of the city and the valley with the trees.
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Great view! It must be really nice to visit a place like this.
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Spectacular image!! Perfect POV!!

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Nice shot. I have taken a couple of shots from the air lately, up in what we call the Gulf country. They give an interesting perspective,

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