Monday, January 31, 2005

Golden Poppy diffused - S.R. 14, CA © 1995

On the way up to Antelope Valley, off of S.R. 14 (outside of Los Angeles), there is a group of hills that are sometimes covered in wildflowers during the Spring. The predominant flower at this location is the state flower of California - the Golden Poppy. This shot employed a method I first heard of from nature photographer George Lepp. It's a double exposure, with one of the exposures being shot extremely out of focus. The result is a soft, diffused effect. This is something that can now be easily done on the PC. (digital confession: I removed an insect from the original scan)


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