Benches sit near circles of dry grass on the Doty Middle School.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Benches sit near circles of dry grass on the Doty Middle School.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

High Over SoCal

As California's devastating drought enters its fourth year, the limpid beauty of its landscape endures. Both are on dramatic display from high above in these photographs by Patrick T. Fallon for Bloomberg.

The Pacific bathes Santa Monica.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica.

The requisite L.A. backyard pool.

Parkers' Lighthouse at Shoreline Park in Long Beach.

A vineyard in L.A.'s Bel Air neighborhood.

"Shade balls" were released into the Los Angeles Reservoir to limit evaporation and curb algae growth.

Circles of dry grass on the Doty Middle School sports field.

The Forster Ranch community in San Clemente.

A pool cleaner casts a shadow in L.A.'s Brentwood neighborhood.

The Bogdanovich Recreation Center's baseball field in San Pedro.

Military graves at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.