Spring is almost here for the US and those of us that have seen nothing but white landscapes in the past 4 months are definitely ready for it! Maybe this blog post will trigger the weather to warm up and bring on those Spring Flowers!
There are many sites all around the world that photographers gather to get the perfect floral landscape shots. I have picked my top 3 places to photograph Spring flower landscapes in the US.
1. Sunflower Fields in North Dakota
I had the rare opportunity to travel in North Dakota on business a few years back and had to drive across the state. There were endless rolling fields of sunflowers as far as the eye could see! It’s a memory I will retain forever and if you get a chance to visit this beautiful state, do so! You can pull over on the side of the road to capture many beautiful scenes.
2. Spring Flowers in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Another one of my favorite places in the US for peace and tranquility is the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of places to pull over and hike in. Plan a trip in the Spring and you will find areas of wildflowers along the roads and in the valleys. This is also another great photography destination for waterfalls.
3. Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
This one is on my bucket list. It is the Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley, CA. There are beautiful landscape photography opportunities here with rolling hills and mountains as your backdrop. The Poppy is the California State Flower and this reserve is the place to go to see more poppies in one place. The blooming season depends on the amount of rainfall they get in the winter months, so check ahead.
Lavender Fields: Copyright: Debbie Orlean
Blue Ridge Mountains: Copyright daveallenphoto
Antelope Valley: Copyright: Ken Wolter