Wildflower Assignment Winner Lindsay Daniels

'Albion Basin Wildflowers' by Lindsay Daniels

“Albion Basin Wildflowers” by Lindsay Daniels

Congrats to Lindsay Daniels for winning the Wildflower Assignment!

“Every July, wildflowers carpet Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City, Utah. I had explored the area and found that this spot had the most wild flower coverage and the best view of Devil’s Castle in the background. But at this specific spot last year, there were several family and wedding photographers working in the area. It was about a half an hour before sunset, and I was afraid I would have an inadvertent family sitting in the corner of my frame. I decided to wait it out and be patient. After all, patience is the key to landscape photography. By the time the real magic happened, everyone had left, and I was rewarded with some great pink light and a field of yellow sunflowers all to myself. My postprocessing consisted of focus blending techniques in Photoshop and fixing tone and sharpening in Lightroom,” says Daniels.

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II, Gitzo GT2531 Tripod, Kirk BH-3 Ballhead