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gorman ca 2001


Interesting geology here. What use to be an ancient alluvial deposit for several million years, is now lifted 4000 ft by the San Andreas faultline. If you look carefully you'll see horizontal lines in the wildflowers which are the old sediment layers.

Only open during a few hours of high sun, California poppies are notoriously fickle for closing up during windy days or cool temps. A polarizer filter turns the clear mountain air an indigo color.

Canon T-90, canon 80-200L/polarizer, f-22, velvia

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ancient alluvial sediment layers with california poppies, gilia and coreopsis
 
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california poppies, gorman, san andreas faultline