I'm in Pasadena, facing south. The mirror looks north on Lake Avenue. It's about three miles to the foothills in Altadena. I took the photo for fun, messing around. Later I realized the dominant feature in the reflection is the swath of land laid bare by last August's brush fire in the Angeles National Forest.
Click on the photo to enlarge it and you get an idea of what the locals see passing through on the freeway, or heading north on local roads. You can see the scar from everywhere.
It was a minor fire of 12 acres. Firefighters got to it immediately and put it out fast. Since the area is mere yards from homes, that's a fine thing.