Flower Field, Lompoc, California

SEPTEMBER 2003 – A field of bright yellow and orange flowers near Lompoc, California. The region claims to be “The Flower-Seed Capital of the World”. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

On our way to Santa Barbara, we had read about Lompoc being “The Flower-Seed Capital of the World” and wanted to see this by ourselves. Indeed, there are some large flower fields around Lompoc which are nicely arranged, and I took this photo to show off their bright colors. It’s also interesting to take a look at the area with Google Maps. The large rectangles of the fields contrast bizarrely with the surrounding hills and the buildings of Lompoc.

The high resolution image

Capture Date06-SEP-2003
LocationLompoc, California
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3837 x 2507 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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