It has been the wettest and coldest spring in the NW in over 100 years. Opportunities to photograph have been severely limited. The flowers in southern Oregon are almost a month behind but as they begin to appear some are showing to be a bumper crop. Such is the case with the lupine in the Shasta Valley. Last week I managed one clear morning (too clear, but not complaining) that wasn't also windy. There's nothing quite like back lit lupine in my estimation. As the sun was rising I shot a bunch of similar compositions, but I think this is turning out to be my favorite so far. This is a blend of four different exposure values for dynamic range and two focal points for dof. I really like achieving infinite depth of field in close foreground images like this.

Canon 5DII, 16-35mm f/2.8 L, polarizer, four exposures 1/4 to 1/15 second @ f/16, ISO 200, two focal points near 22mm

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