John Zhu  

Booming Black Mustard at Chino Hills State Park, CA by John Zhu

June 2021 - Booming Black Mustard at Chino Hills State Park, CA

About the Image(s)

The photo was taken around mid April at It was one of the rare events. The photo was taken on one of the park trails. The Chino Hills 4K

7 comments posted

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Very nice image. I love the implied S curve covered by the flowers. The sky is fantastic. The colors work well together. My only comment involves o few branches that appear to be growing out of the ridgeline and I find them a bit distracting.   Posted: 06/05/2021 15:16:05
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 06/08/2021 10:50:03

Saurabh Gupta
Beautiful image and dramatic sky. Love this shot and I would crop a bit sky which is larger in proportion of the rest of image.   Posted: 06/06/2021 12:11:13

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I like the S-curve leading into the frame. I only wish it were a bit longer. Seems more like a stub than a trail. The branches that Paul refers to aren't a real problem for me. I don't know how you could remove them without the plants looking like they'd been hit by a shrub trimmer. I also like the open sky that features the wispy clouds. The colors are wonderful. I love the array of yellows, browns, blues and whites.   Posted: 06/07/2021 13:53:23
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 06/08/2021 10:50:30

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
This is a lovely image, John, and I agree with all the positives that have already been stated.

For me, the real show-stopper is the mid-ground where you get the layers of green and yellow. To emphasize that you might try cropping in a little from the left and just a bit of sky (I'd keep the lower part of the wispy clouds.).   Posted: 06/07/2021 15:56:52
John Zhu   John Zhu
Thanks for the feedback   Posted: 06/08/2021 10:52:00
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