Last week I took a day in the middle of the week, and drove with my photography friends Jill and Bob looking for wildflowers. Bob drove and we headed for Figueroa Mtn Road in Santa Barbara County.
The drive alone is always great. We talk about all things photography and generally figure how to cure the woes of the world.
We arrived at our destination along the mountain right at sunrise and even though we live in balmy California, at that time of the morning there is a chill in the air. We got out and started to explore the area and look for the "Perfect Composition". The flowers in this area were sparse in comparison to years past, but were there none the less. We stayed in this area for a couple of hours photographing the poppies and lupin from every angle possible. We then headed back down the mountain looking for, and stopping, at a couple of other spots along the way.
We took a stop in Los Olivos to get a bite to eat. We found a small place called Corner House Coffee. This was a coffee shop that served a few food items on their menu. I did not try the coffee, but for a place to grab a meal, it was not really my cup of tea!
After a great ride we headed home and were back by about 12:30 pm.
For more of my wildflower photos: http://www.writeroflightphotography.com/Nature/Figueroa-Mtn-Flowers/
Los Olivos, CA: http://www.losolivosca.com
Figueroa Mtn Area: http://www.summitpost.org/page/657005