San Luis Obispo County Wildflowers
Time of day: sunrise
March 20, 2010
You should have seen us in pre-dawn darkness on Shell Creek Road looking for wildflowers while driving with the high-beam's on and swerving from side to side to illuminate the surrounding area. Casse still laughs at the thought. As darkness gave way to twilight, we could see that we were wasting our time with all the dead trees and sleepy flowers. So we headed east to this spot that we had spied the previous day while en route to the area.
This scene was shot on a cold (38 degrees) Saturday morning off Hwy 58 east of Shell Creek Road. We climbed a fence (more like a gate) to get close to the flowers in this cattle pasture. We didn’t bring gloves since we weren’t expecting these chilly temperatures so we were definitely suffering. It was a challenge to avoid the cow paddys; we were kneeling because these pink flowers were no more than 6-8 inches tall.
Shot taken facing the sunrise; a 3 stop reverse grad was used.