A few weeks ago I went backpacking with a couple of friends in Crystal Cove State Park’s inland section. We camped overnight at the Lower Moro Campground, and were the only ones there. It was wonderfully peaceful.
Fog rolled in a few hours before the sun went down, so sunset, moon, and starry night shots were all out. But the fog hung around until well after dawn, leaving everything covered in a beautiful shroud of dew the next morning. It made for perfect macro photography, and my companions were patient enough to let me spend some time trying to capture the beauty.
The same plant was also covered in tiny flower buds, which the dew accentuated gorgeously:
I also got a picture of the same plant with both a flower bud and flower in the same frame, but I won’t bore you with that in this post.
Nearby there was a shrubby aster covered in bright yellow flowers:
Some of the inflorescences were just starting to open (above), while others were almost fully open (below):