Another shot of Solvang from last weekend. The poppies are in bloom this time of year in Cali. In some areas further north of Los Angeles they almost completely cover some hillsides. They are also great to use as a foreground object with some windmills from Solvang in the background.
For this photo I pulled out Nik's Color Efex Pro. It's been almost a year since I've used it. I've spent most of this last year trying to get better at Photoshop and almost completely forgot about how great this software is. It's responsible for some of my best photos I think. You can see my old Color Efex Pro review here. The review is about a year old. Needs an update soon. 🙂
As an update It seems to handle the large Sony A7r files very well. Which is great.
I'm actually not 100% sure what kind of flower this is. I'm no botanist. Can anyone confirm?