China Camp is nestled between San Pablo Bay and San Rafael. I didn’t know it existed until this morning, looking for a hiking destination somewhere between San Francisco and Petaluma. The terrain was a combination of broad, low-lying marshlands and coastal ridges, providing some nice opportunities to photograph flatness punctuated by lumps.
We rocked it for a good 3 hours, dodging the frequent mountain bikers, and enjoying the bay views.
Before Dawn and Marcia showed up, Stephanie and I took a quick hike up one of the hills to get a better view of the bay. On the way down I took a few pictures of the small wild flowers and grasses, including some California poppies.
Getting close to a bunch I noticed a small red band around the underside of one, and in the spirit of the upskirt photos taken in France, I decided to see if I could do the same on a macro level.
Hot Damn! The instant I saw the result, faintly on the camera’s LCD screen in the full afternoon sun, I could tell that shot was special.