As we were getting ready to leave the duck pond for Rancho San Antonio, we saw a few red-winged blackbirds headed over towards the ranger's station. Since neither of us felt we successfully got one with the camera, we agreed to go there and check things out. I'm so glad we did, because instantly I saw a few landscape photo ops I had never envisioned. The lighting was just perfect. Dark moody skies, bright flowers in the foreground, and sunlight hitting the middle ground that was all golden grasses with scattered trees.
Neither of the two above showed that middle ground, but the brightness of the rockrose balanced the moody skies.