Corn lily and lupine, Minarets Wilderness, California
On the last day of a very cold and rainy, but for me a very productive burro trip, our party was making the several mile descent to a trailhead, known to some as Agony Meadows. The sun had just risen over the high ridge which we were descending and moved fortuitously behind a small, thin cloud, reducing its intensity by more than three fourths. I madly raced to set up and was able to make one ideal exposure of the backlit corn lily, or false hellebore, before the cloud moved on.
Corn lily and lupine, Minarets Wilderness, California 1983