spring

Superbloom | Places to Go by Julia Walck

This weekend I day-tripped out to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the "superbloom" of wildflowers. 

They probably have about a week or so left in them. So if you've been waiting to go, now's the time!

The sweet spots to check out were on the outskirts of the park around Di Giorgio Road and Henderson Canyon Road. Di Giorgio had more purple flowers, and Henderson Canyon had yellow flowers for daaaaaaaaays.

Before the trip, I bought some gel filters off of Amazon to play around with shapes and colors when shooting in the flower fields. 

I was able to cast cool shadows, play with foreground/background composition, create overlays and even light leaks by using the filters. The trick was to not let them fly away in the crazy wind!

Using the pink and yellow filters created a warm and fuzzy feel, where the purples and blues gave off a psych-grunge textured look.

I also busted out my Polaroid one600 and SX-70 that I recently snagged from an estate sale.

If you drove out further south on Borrego Springs towards Tubb Canyon Road, you'd find the Ocotillo trees. 

Next flower stop on my list is the Lancaster Poppy Fields. I haven't been in 3 years! They're also experiencing a beautiful bloom right now thanks to all this rain! 

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking by Julia Walck

Spring is officially here, and along with it are some beautiful blooms. Walking through my neighborhood one day, I saw a massive amount of floral walls and just had to take some photo opportunities with them. It was also a good excuse to mess around with some new VSCO filters I got for Lightroom. 

Yeah, yeah that wood backdrop isn't floral... but still a pretty rad photo spot right?

Let's just talk about this hat for a second. It's from an Aussie site called Lack of Color (and color is something their hats certainly do NOT lack). 

Yes, I color coordinated the peach with my blue hair because I knew that color combo would basically be the best thing ever; and that's been proven right by the massive amount of compliments I've received on it. 

It's probably the best quality hat I've ever owned. Super sturdy, perfect color / texture, and all around awesome. If you're a hat person, I'd highly suggest checking them out.