Daisy flowers bloom on the eroded cliff tops during spring.
This is Sunset Cliffs. In the spring, if we get enough rain the area can be covered with beautiful flowers. I love the contrast between the new growth and the eroding cliffs which will eventually collapse into the ocean.
Just prior to this, I had been shooting at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. However I took longer than I expected and I was late coming here. It was just before sunset by the time I parked and the clouds were already turning a golden orange. I wanted to shoot from this one spot where there were a ton of flowers on the cliff edge but it was far on the south end and I ended up running 4-500 yards to make it in time. Not easy with a heavy pack, I was huffing and puffing.
I shot my planned composition which faced north (I had been here the week before to plan my photograph). But the sky wasn't that colorful in that direction. After I finished a couple shots, I did a frantic search for another composition and found this one facing due east and I knew immediately that it was special.
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