Photographing The Flower Fields

Photographing The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California is a funny concept to me. A ranch overlooking the Pacific ocean plants 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus in every color imaginable then charges an admittance fee to admire and photograph the results:)

Only open for a few weeks a year, it gets a big crowd wanting to have their photos taken with the flowers as a backdrop. The crowd also means it’s hard to photograph the flowers without people in the background.

My strategy has been to get as low to the ground as possible. You’ll find me sitting or even laying on the ground with my camera pointed up. This allows me to just get the flowers and the sky. Also photographing flowers on their level rather than standing over them is a more interesting photograph.

Do you agree?

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