Springtime in California – Leica X

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California Poppy

“The California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) was designated the state flower of California in 1903. Also known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows wild throughout California. California Indians valued the poppy as a food source and for the oil extracted from the plant.” State Symbols USA

California Poppy Flower

California Dogwood

“Cornus nuttallii is a species of dogwood native to western North America from the lowlands of southern British Columbia to the mountains of southern California, with an inland population in central Idaho. Cultivated examples are found as far north as Haida Gwaii. It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree, reaching 10–25 m tall.” Wikipedia

California Dogwood

Images captured using the Leica X (Typ 113). The RAW files were processed using Capture One Pro 8 and the black and white images with Silver Efex Pro.

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