Monday, April 20, 2009
California's full of poppies. This was something I didn't fully realize until I moved here and started going to big gardens. These aren't the papery red poppies you see in the Wizard of Oz, but velvety, lush, orange poppies. Their colors range from a bright lemon yellow to the deepest vibrant orange, and the color seems too saturated to be real. I captured a few recently in Berkeley and Santa Cruz, but because they're so saturated with color, my camera has a hard time distinguishing between the shades of orange. I hope you can appreciate the depth of color captured by my little camera.