Burnt Sage

On the way back to Los Angeles, highway 395 treated us to its grand views of snowy peaks and volcanic rock formations. When we turned off the highway near Mono Lake, we found a beautiful field of burnt Big Sage plants standing in a sea of red Bailey’s¬†Buckwheat. This part of Pumice Valley had small fire sweep through the area in 2010 and the area that was burned is now completely covered in the buckwheat. Apparently, the buckwheat is usually green, but in the winter, it turns red. The weathered skeletons of the old sage plants made for some great photography subjects.

Exif Data:
Canon EOS 6D
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4
ISO 100