Random Picture of the Week #18: Texas Bluebonnets

This week’s random image is of a field of Texas bluebonnets in an abandoned field surrounded by homes, apartments, and businesses.

Texas Bluebonnets

About this Field

This particular field can be found heading north on Highway 78 in Sachse, Texas. Its actually just past the center of town and almost at the edge of Wylie and Sachse Texas near the Woodbridge Community.

Over the last few years this place has been a hot spot for photographers and families wanting to take their pictures with the Texas state flower.

At one time this field was used for dumping top soil and fill dirt. Over the years, it was formed into a hill by earth movers. Then some kind soul seeded the field with bluebonnets.

If you want to visit this site, do it soon, the flowers are about spent. They will  go to seed soon, and you will have to wait till next year.

About the Image

This shot was taken at high noon. One of the first days of a true Texas spring. Mid 80s with high humidity. At least the wind died down long enough to shoot the flowers!

Shot taken with a Sony Nex-3N/B w/ E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ kit lens. I then processed it with Adobe Lightroom to crop, straightened, and remove dust spots from the image. After that, I post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.

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