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The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, California

March 22, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

Every year around this time, a 50 acre piece of land open themselves up to the general public to to visit their colorful hillside terrain. The place is called "The Flower Field" and they are located just minutes north of San Diego, California.Many years ago when I was young, I remember seeing this colorful hillside from the 5 freeway clearly as I travel down to San Diego for the weekend with my parents. On one side, you have the beautiful California coastline, on the other side, this large hillside that light up all travelers with the bright colors. Now, there is a small outlet style plaza directly in front of it covering the terrain, but never the less, you can still see part of the freeway.

This place open it's door between March and May ever year to showcase a wide range of colorful flowers. While majority of the  terrain only has one kind of flower, they do have other gardens type. Admission is $10.00 and if you are a "AAA" member, there is a discount on that.

Below are some of the pictures I've taken of it this past weekend. Using a Nikon D300s with Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR. The sky was plenty bright, allow you to easily use F8 - F11 to capture a good depth of field on the long range. If you have a macro lens, I would highly suggest you bring one, especially a Nikkor 105 f2.8 VR. Expect to spend average 2 hours at this location.


Website: http://www.theflowerfields.com/



 

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