Sacramento Valley - California (near the town a of Esparto)
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We learn something new everyday... Rice in California. :-) And a nice shot as well.
9 Oct 2009 6:05am
@Mirko Herzner: Hey Mirko. California is the second largest rice producing state behind Arkansas. Louisiana is third - then Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. All of this together doesn't get the US anywhere near the top ten countries world wide but - we got rice! (and we also have that Rice-a-Roni - - -)
9 Oct 2009 12:05pm
beautiful colors - subtle but beautiful....that sky is wonderful....
9 Oct 2009 12:41pm
Looks like you caught the best moment of a beautiful day. Appealing scene, Stephen.
9 Oct 2009 1:04pm
@Viewfinder: Thank you.
I'm enjoying the journey. Burning the rice fields was a most unpleasant experience. best...jerry
9 Oct 2009 2:19pm
@ordinaryimages: Sorry to have brought up this unpleasant memory. I know what you mean. Many's a day this time of year when the Sacramento Valley would be sunny, crisp, and beautiful - but finds itself smothered under a blanket of smoke and ash. I want to cough just thinking about it.
How much of that rice will end up in Whiskey I ask myself ?? Great shot,and good whiskey too !!
9 Oct 2009 5:40pm
@Anthony Morgan Lambert: This must be late on a Friday. Cheers, Anthony - enjoy!
Like the low wide angle view Stephen. Beautiful colors in this sunset and in the reflection. Love the prominent sky in this composition, stunning capture.
9 Oct 2009 8:22pm
@John Maslowski: Thanks John. Frankly - this seems to have a bit of a postcard feel about it - though the sunset was quite beautiful. Should you have the opportunity to look at my next post (Oct. 10) - I'd be interested in your thoughts. It is a most peculiar image. In any case - thanks, agian - I always value your comments and thoughts.
Beautiful scene. Going to have to admit that I didn't know there were rice fields in CA. Good to know.
10 Oct 2009 12:06am
@willow: One of the most exotic of experiences is to fly over fields of rice when the sun is high in the sky. The reflections of sunlight off the water through the rice plants is like passing over miles of highly polished diamonds spread on carpets of green. Hauntingly beautiful and hypnotic.
Outstanding! The composition is very strong
11 Oct 2009 11:06pm
very beautiful Stephen -- very beautiful!!
15 Oct 2009 5:35pm
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