Poppies of spring line the doubletrack at sunset in Montana de Oro State Park, California. My father-in-law and I found this spot earlier in the day. As luck would have it, a thunderstorm rolled through perhaps 30 minutes before (providing the bright clouds at upper right). The wind was blowing like crazy, so in the original photo, there was a good deal of blurring. It's a fine photo, but in the name of artistry and fun, I ran some Photoshop painting filters on it until I had an effect I liked.
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