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Sunset Over the Rice Fields

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Sacramento Valley - California (near the town a of Esparto)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

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 - - -)

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Beautiful light!

9 Oct 2009 12:05pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful colors - subtle but beautiful....that sky is wonderful....

9 Oct 2009 12:41pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Looks like you caught the best moment of a beautiful day. Appealing scene, Stephen.

9 Oct 2009 1:04pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

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.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(an old West Wales boy), Germany

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!

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

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.

willow from Chelsea, United States

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.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding! The composition is very strong

11 Oct 2009 11:06pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

very beautiful Stephen -- very beautiful!!

15 Oct 2009 5:35pm