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Carrizo Plain Canyon Sunset, California | by kevin mcneal
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Carrizo Plain Canyon Sunset, California

This was an image from one of my longer adventures to get an image. In total I spent almost six hours finding this place and was very scared to get bitten by a rattlesnake here. I have never seen so many wildflowers in one place and no spaces between - it was a complete carpet of flowers. I had seen something close to this my someone else and had emailed them for some hints of where to go. I did not find it but I was able to find this place which was not actually in Carrizo Plain but on the back of it and a place I do not think many people have ever seen before. At the time I took this it was very dark and again I used fill flash to freeze the action in the foreground as the wind was moving too much. I also liked the darker mood reflections off the canyon walls with the darker mood and the lit up foreground.

 

Update:

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Taken on March 31, 2010