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Springtime at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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Brilliant flowers cover the fields near California's Pigeon Point Lighthouse along the popular scenic route Highway One. At one time, the field was farmland but is now part of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse State Park and has grown in with wildflowers that bloom early each spring.

Sometimes it seems that we landscape photographers focus so much on getting that golden hour shot that we often overlook or just don't go out during the bright daylight hours. This day was originally just planned as a sunrise shoot of the Bay Bridge but we got shut out by low clouds. I stuck it out for the entire day and came away with a number of great daytime shots and my luck held and was treated to a stunning sunset as well.

I spent a couple of hours shooting the springtime flowers at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. I am pretty sure the flowers mid screen are wild mustard. There are some light purple flowers mixed in here and there.

I am not sure of the name of the bright yellow trumpet shaped flowers in the foreground. If you know, drop me a note below.

© Darvin Atkeson
LiquidMoonlight Studios

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  1. Miguel De La Cruz ~ 37 months ago | reply

    Gotta enjoy everything when it's green, because it wont last.

  2. gatorinsc 37 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot, but I kinda miss the bird. ;-)

  3. leapin26 37 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot and beautiful color.

  4. yvone042488 37 months ago | reply

    Amazing photo,beautiful work.

  5. Carlos F. Turienzo 37 months ago | reply

    really nice colours, congrats on explore :)

  6. johnshlau 37 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot...........congratulations on today's Explore, my friend!

  7. Siuloon 37 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!
    Congratulations on Explore.

  8. Derek_Custer 37 months ago | reply

    Great shot. Congratulations on Explore :)

    Via Today's Explore at #352 on Fluidr

  9. la india del cibao 37 months ago | reply

    I saw this beautiful photo on Explore !
    March 28, 2012

    Via Today's Explore at #351 on Fluidr

  10. Jill Clardy 37 months ago | reply

    beautiful scene; I had a "stop the car" moment at the exact same spot last spring ! and it's now hanging on my wall printed on canvas...

  11. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 37 months ago | reply

    Magnificent Photo, I love how you present it! The shot really deserves Explore.
    I wish a great Wednesday!

  12. GreyIs 37 months ago | reply

    Nice colors, Darv. Really makes me feel like going there this weekend. I would've made it a pano by cropping out the third from the bottom.

  13. Michellekiba 37 months ago | reply

    RE: Bermuda buttercup or commonly known as sour grass and a variety of Oxalis. The blossoms and the stems are edible. Another great shot Darvin!

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