Only a photographer will wake up at around 3 am to take of a picture of a plant that may or may not be there in light that may or may not show up on the off chance of getting the perfect shot. I was never given any colorful sunrises or sunsets with the low elevation wildflowers this year but I did get some great blue hour scenes to mix in with the galactic core. While the lowland blooms may be over the mountains are next :)
@NikonUSA SP 20mm F1.8
@Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD
@3Leggedthing Albert Equinox Tripod
This is a composite of 2 images. Foreground taken at blue hour and the milky way taken at the Oregon Coast in 2019.
Foreground: F16, 1/125s, ISO 1600, 20mm
Milky Way: F2, 8s, ISO 8000, 45mm x 9 stacked