For nearly 60 years, each year from early March to Early May, Carlsbad’s Flower Fields comes alive in a spectacular display of colorful blooming Ranunculus flowers. It’s a popular place to visit during the blooming season– you get a real sense of just how popular the Flower Fields are while trying to find a parking space. But, once in the compound, you hardly feel crowded in by the masses as they quickly allocate into the broad open space– the Flower Fields cover nearly fifty acres of land. The Flower Fields set slightly above sea level, and only a mile or so from the Carlsbad beach, there is a spectacular panoramic view of Pacific ocean just to the West. Even on a warm day there comes a steady ocean breeze that balances out the ambiance quite nicely.
The photo above was taken by my good friend, a great photographer, Jesse Van Wickel. The following photographs I took with a Nikon D7000, using a Nikon 18-200MM F3.50-5.6G DX VR II Lens.