Monday, April 5, 2010

Wildflowers in Orange County: Quail Hill

One of the best things about spring is all the new life. There is just something so miraculous about bursts of color sprouting up amongst fields of vibrant green. Tiny mice and fluffy bunnies open their eyes for the first time and are exposed to Southern California at its best. Little do they know that in a couple short months, the green will be replaced by brown. Recently, I had the chance to participate in my very first photo workshop at Quail Hill in Irvine. The hills were lush and green but the flowers weren’t as plentiful as we had hoped. Luckily there were still enough around to help me work on the finer points of lighting and  manual shooting. Here are some of my best shots. Enjoy! (Special thanks to Nick Carver Photography. He is young  but he certainly knows his stuff. I highly recommend his workshops and hope to be taking another one soon!)

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10 comments:

Sonora said...

These are gorgeous! I would love to have been there. I am a budding photographer and have so much to learn. I'm really impressed!

HT said...

Love the scenery!

Debi said...

I'm anxious to take the kids to see some wildflowers, especially after all the amazing flowers we saw in Hawaii. Looks like you had a great experience.

debi9kids said...

How beautiful! It's such a shame it doesn't last very long. What a view!

Jennifer said...

What beautiful photographs! I love this time of year.

Lion Rampant said...

Beautiful scenery, good luck with your future photo workshops.

carolina said...

Oh, so pretty. How cool you got to the workshop, I was trying to take pictures of wildflowers the other day and found it hard to get a good one. You got lots!

MaryT said...

really beautiful flowers, I StumbledUpon them too

Suhasini said...

Amazing snaps! great work indeed.

Regards,
Suhasini

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Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

Your photos turned out great! The wildflowers in California and Arizona were amazing this year - driving through the desert there were places that were just a sea of yellow and purple.