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Don Smith

The Odd Couple - Mendocino Coast, California

Finding contrasts in nature, even subtle contrasts, can add visual interest to an image and provide a resting point for your viewer's eye. While roaming the headlands below Mendocino, I was drawn to these two purple sea daisies growing amongst a sea of yellow siblings. The smokey sky was the result of some nearby forest fires, and that allowed for the sky/ocean to turn a similar color as the daisies. I just waited for the sun to lower into position and completed my image.

Canon 1DSMKIII, 16-35mmL @ f/22, 1/6th second, ISO 100, Singh-Ray Slim Neutral Polarizer, Singh-Ray 2 stop soft-edge GND

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