"SHELL VALLEY SPRING"
# CACRS 116

This scene was captured about 4 weeks after the image of sunflowers from Death Valley - (see # CADDV 50 in this gallery).The density of flowers is again courtesy of El Nino. This weather changing phenomenon causes the warming of ocean surface water which results in storms that would normally drench the Pacific Northwest being diverted hundreds of miles south. This location in the southern Coast Range of California was just thick with flowers and the blue color of lupine contrasted nicely with the orange bloom of California poppy and yellow blossoms of tidy-tips. Even thought the light was ideal, I managed only two 4x5 sheets in over an hour's time due to an extremely frustrating breeze.

SHELL CREEK VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider 110/5.6 lens
 on Fuji Velvia film -  2 sec at f/36

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