While in Ouray, Colorado, a short drive took me to Last Dollar Road and a majestic field of wildflowers at the foot of some photogenic mountains:
I learned that this luscious field was at the foot of the Dallas Divide Mountains (in the background). As with all wildflowers, being there at peak time is the objective … and we made it there in good time!
The bulk of the wildflowers appeared to be the Dwarf, or Bush Sunflower (Helianthus pumilus), but I’m not positive on the ID. Sprinkled among them is some Indian Paintbrush and an occasional Aster wildflower. Quite an assortment in quite a photogenic area!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF28-135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (IS “Off” while on tripod), shot at 47mm and 85mm (a circular polarizer was used on front of the lens to reduce reflections, and to help saturate the foliage)
- Bogen 3221 tripod with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 1/10 sec. to 1/25 sec.