By Dan Holmes

A Field Of Colors

Equipment Info

State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Paiute Pass - John Muir Wilderness Area
Town
Aspendale
Notes

Just back from a quick trip to the Eastern Sierra. The Owens Valley was blazing hot, and the high country was warm and bright. It was full on mosquito season (Deet may be harsh stuff, but it does work) and the wildflowers were pretty spectacular in spots. I found this at 10,000 feet in a shaded wetland along a creek. The soil is moist and the air is wet, giving a small riot of color. Higher elevations were sun burnt and drying, lower elevations were already coated with a summer's dust. Paiute Pass Trail, above North Lake, Eastern Sierra. Shooting Stars, Indian Paint Brush, and an orange composite.

Description

This was hand held with a Canon 5DMII, and a 16-35 f2.8, with a Hoya Polarizer. I shot it at 1/80th sec, 19mm, ISO 800, at f/6.3. I wanted a medium short depth of field so the flowers in the foreground would be sharp with the background falling off in focus. The mosquitos kept me from setting up the tripod...

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Date Added
June 30, 2013
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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