The sun was about to set on San Francisco when I grabbed by camera and power-walked to one of my favorite destinations in the Bay Area, Chinatown. Chinatowns across the country are filled with culture. The pungent aromas, vibrant colors, distinct architecture, and the almost requisite hanging lanterns provide ample sensory stimulation.
San Fransisco's Chinatown did not disappoint! The red hanging lanterns pictured above were helped by a pop of fill-flash.
April 28, 2010
The mystery plant in the photograph below has been identified! A leggy ocotillo is pictured above as well.
Off the beaten path of Southern California's renown network of asphalt highways lay countless photographic opportunities. The tall lonesome ocotillo in the center of this frame was found north of Palm Springs. At 95 degrees, full sun, and no water in sight, the ocotillo faired well. The plant even blossomed with vibrant orange flowers.
April 27, 2010
Strange species reside in the desert. The pictured plant with green leaves tipped by orange blossoms is one such species. The leggy stalks stood out in the Southern California desert.
I have yet to identify this plant. If you happen to know any information on this type of plant, please contact me.
April 26, 2010