2017: A photographic journey



wayne's april picture


Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, Palmdale, California

  Wayne Huffman  
  March 19, 2017, Canon 7D MKII, Sigma 18-50mm lens, 18mm, ISO 200, F4.5, 1/200 sec.., circular polarizer  

The California Poppy is the state flower of California and it grows wild in many places. The Poppy Reserve north-west of palmdale is a protected area that experiences large poppy blooms every spring. This year was an especailly large bloom because of the unusually wet winter. Visiting the poppies is a spring ritual for a LOT of people every year. We got a late start this morning and ended up in a 2-mile long line of cars entering the park. It was a little before the peak bloom so I tried to pick a view that would have a little foreground interest, plus show the large fields stretching off in the background. I liked the people on the trail to give it a sense of scale. You have to stay on the trail so the angles are a little limited. The flowers in the foreground are Purple Sand Verbena and Lasthenia also known as Goldfields.




picture for the month of April, 2017



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