I was in San Diego County photographing a lot of extraordinarily pretty flowers yesterday.
Photo: Ranunculus in every color imaginable!
I connected with a photographer friend I met at the Los Angeles Photo Walk.
It was foggy, and beach-misty, in the morning.
Photo: California poppy
Photographing flowers is actually better when it’s overcast.
(Harsh light isn’t kind to middle aged women OR flowers.)
I love poppies.
They’re blooming all over Southern California right now.
It’s pretty normal for California’s beach areas to have fog in the morning.
After awhile, it warms up and the fog disappears for the day.
The afternoon was beautiful – sunshine and blue skies.
Photo: Pretty peach colored ranunculus
Sometimes I wish I knew a lot more botany than I do.
Spending a day around so many flowers definitely made me feel very-spring-ish.
Photo: Spring flowers – so much color!
It was fun to see how many different colors I could “collect” with my camera.
I’ve never seen so much purple in one spot.
Photo: Very purple flowers
Yes, the flowers really were THAT purple. (The above shot is almost straight out of the camera – just shrunk down a bit and sharpened for the web.)
Do you have a favorite flower?
Or maybe a favorite COLOR of flower?