Lavender Fields in Mona, Utah

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Canon 5DMkII, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens, 1.6 sec at f/11, ISO 100
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I just started working on my next book with Peachpit and was sifting through my Lightroom library for images for the book. I made my way to last year’s folder and found some images I took at the lavender fields in Utah with +David Daniels. And then I got inspired … and found myself working on an image I should have processed a year ago.

I think it’s easy for us to zone in on one or two images we fall in love with right away and then neglect the rest of them. Our vision, taste and experience in the selection process also changes over time, which can make it an interesting experience to look through them months (or years) later.

This kind of makes me wonder how many gems are still in my library, and there’s a good chance I’ll find more during my search for book photos. Time to continue the treasure hunt. :)

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:04+00:00 July 31st, 2012|123 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

123 Comments

  1. Denove Suzuki July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Picturesque.

  2. Denove Suzuki July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Picturesque.

  3. zZLiana Lehua July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Stunning. I love the complimentary colors of the flowers and sky. Thanks for sharing. 

  4. zZLiana Lehua July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Stunning. I love the complimentary colors of the flowers and sky. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jigar Gajjar July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    nice 1

  6. Jigar Gajjar July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    nice 1

  7. Jay Patel July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Excellent. Love the foreground.

  8. Jay Patel July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Excellent. Love the foreground.

  9. Brad Sloan July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Love this

  10. Brad Sloan July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Love this

  11. William Wagner July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    That Picture is so Beautiful! Love it.

  12. William Wagner July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    That Picture is so Beautiful! Love it.

  13. sue rogers July 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    thats awsome love it

  14. Brian Matiash July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely stunning, babe! So gorgeous.

  15. Brian Matiash July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely stunning, babe! So gorgeous.

  16. Vinod Krishnamoorthy July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Love the sense of depth in the shot and the colors captured in the sky :) great shot, as always

  17. Vinod Krishnamoorthy July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Love the sense of depth in the shot and the colors captured in the sky :) great shot, as always

  18. Kerry Murphy July 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Gah!  This is so beautiful!  I can only imagine the smell too.  Love lavender.

  19. Kerry Murphy July 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Gah!  This is so beautiful!  I can only imagine the smell too.  Love lavender.

  20. Maki Silberberg July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Oooooo so I don't have to go to Provence France to see this? (I mean, of course I do…) Stunning shot!

  21. Maki Silberberg July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Oooooo so I don't have to go to Provence France to see this? (I mean, of course I do…) Stunning shot!

  22. Kathryn Jacobs-Chavez July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I can almost smell them. Wish they were in my yard. Great photo!

  23. Kathryn Jacobs-Chavez July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I can almost smell them. Wish they were in my yard. Great photo!

  24. Layba Zaman July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    wow amazing 

  25. Layba Zaman July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    wow amazing

  26. Michael Christoferson July 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Beautiful picture!  Love the colors in the flowers and sky.

  27. Michael Christoferson July 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Beautiful picture!  Love the colors in the flowers and sky.

  28. John Richardson July 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah between the sky and the foreground quite stunning!

  29. John Richardson July 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah between the sky and the foreground quite stunning!

  30. Georg Carlson July 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    lovely shade of lavvender

  31. Georg Carlson July 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    lovely shade of lavvender

  32. Weiyong Zhu July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    what a lovely color!

  33. Weiyong Zhu July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    what a lovely color!

  34. jewel molla July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    lovely image

  35. jewel molla July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    lovely image

  36. Alex Grace July 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Wow!! That's absolutely gorgeous, +Nicole S. Young! Always nice when you find a great photo you don't remember! Kinda like finding money in your pocket when you put on your pants!

  37. Alex Grace July 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Wow!! That's absolutely gorgeous, +Nicole S. Young! Always nice when you find a great photo you don't remember! Kinda like finding money in your pocket when you put on your pants!

  38. Hjørdis Borulf Pedersen July 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm… Do you smell that!

  39. Hjørdis Borulf Pedersen July 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm… Do you smell that!

  40. Clive Young July 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Not to far from in Kent UK are similar fields of that heady smell of lavender.

  41. Clive Young July 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Not to far from in Kent UK are similar fields of that heady smell of lavender.

  42. Asaki Abumi July 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous

  43. Asaki Abumi July 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous

  44. Faraan Jabaar July 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    ya

  45. Junn Angeline July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Incredibly beautiful n amazing!

  46. Junn Angeline July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Incredibly beautiful n amazing!

  47. Scott Stuart July 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I'm in the process of reorganizing and archiving and I'm taking the time to go back and review all of my Aperture libraries. I've always used managed libraries in Aperture, so I'm exporting original master files to a separate drive. It's the third backup I've been needing. But, in the process, I've been finding a lot of images that I've been able to do things with that I had no idea how to 'save' a few years ago. It's a lot of fun finding those keepers from older images.

  48. Scott Stuart July 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I'm in the process of reorganizing and archiving and I'm taking the time to go back and review all of my Aperture libraries. I've always used managed libraries in Aperture, so I'm exporting original master files to a separate drive. It's the third backup I've been needing. But, in the process, I've been finding a lot of images that I've been able to do things with that I had no idea how to 'save' a few years ago. It's a lot of fun finding those keepers from older images.

  49. Amy Johnson July 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I love beautiful photography!

  50. Amy Johnson July 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I love beautiful photography!

  51. Nina Marika Finne July 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Beauty <3

  52. Nina Marika Finne July 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Beauty <3

  53. surya nafeeza July 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    -I like some

  54. surya nafeeza July 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    -I like some

  55. Ravindra Zodape July 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    it is show that with help nature we can make world beautiful

  56. Ravindra Zodape July 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    it is show that with help nature we can make world beautiful

  57. Jana Langova July 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    beautifull

  58. Jana Langova July 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    beautifull

  59. Johnny Santiago July 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Beautifull wao

  60. Sheri Williamson July 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    *BEAUTIFUL *…

  61. Sheri Williamson July 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    *BEAUTIFUL *…

  62. Matthew K. Hartman July 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Great shot, Nicole!

  63. Matthew K. Hartman July 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Great shot, Nicole!

  64. Caitlyn O'Leary July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    so beautiful

  65. Caitlyn O'Leary July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    so beautiful

  66. ashraf mohamed July 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Great Great Great Great

  67. ashraf mohamed July 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Great Great Great Great

  68. ashraf mohamed July 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    صبحان الله المبدع   الذي احسن كل شيء خلقه

  69. ashraf mohamed July 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    صبحان الله المبدع   الذي احسن كل شيء خلقه

  70. Shyh-Shiun Jerry Wang July 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Can I ask why you used TS-E lens?

  71. Shyh-Shiun Jerry Wang July 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Can I ask why you used TS-E lens?

  72. adu oldlife July 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful.  I love the way the purple is also refected in the sky.

  73. alyssa conde nde August 1, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    that is soo pretty :)

  74. alyssa conde nde August 1, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    that is soo pretty :)

  75. Jody Winn August 1, 2012 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I love lavender.

  76. Jody Winn August 1, 2012 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I love lavender.

  77. Shawn Woods August 1, 2012 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  78. Shawn Woods August 1, 2012 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  79. Andrea Sansal August 1, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Nice picture

  80. Andrea Sansal August 1, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Nice picture

  81. Andrea Sansal August 1, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Nice picture

  82. Andrea Sansal August 1, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Nice picture

  83. Carol Gary August 1, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Great find!

  84. Carol Gary August 1, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Great find!

  85. Su Harrington August 1, 2012 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Yes. I think you're right. Sometimes I'm surprised by the ones I passed over. But right now, I just ache to become a really excellent photographer. I'm tired of producing 'kinda good' images.

  86. Su Harrington August 1, 2012 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Yes. I think you're right. Sometimes I'm surprised by the ones I passed over. But right now, I just ache to become a really excellent photographer. I'm tired of producing 'kinda good' images.

  87. عادل العروي August 1, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    كيف تسونها
    ابغا احد يتكلم معاي طفشانة

  88. عادل العروي August 1, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    كيف تسونها
    ابغا احد يتكلم معاي طفشانة

  89. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Hi Caitlyn…yup beautiful indeed!

  90. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Hi Caitlyn…yup beautiful indeed!

  91. Hassan Bakri August 1, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    hi me hassan , indeed you have a hight sence

  92. Hassan Bakri August 1, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    hi me hassan , indeed you have a hight sence

  93. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Hi Hassan…

  94. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Hi Hassan…

  95. Dieter Spörri August 1, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    very nice!

  96. Dieter Spörri August 1, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    very nice!

  97. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Hi Dieter…awesome rite?

  98. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Hi Dieter…awesome rite?

  99. Prie Prie Zmeblack August 1, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

    very beautifull

  100. Prie Prie Zmeblack August 1, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

    very beautifull

  101. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Indeed…vry beautiful!

  102. Junn Angeline August 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Indeed…vry beautiful!

  103. Hassan Bakri August 2, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    hi junn

  104. Hassan Bakri August 2, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    hi junn

  105. Junn Angeline August 2, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Hi Hassan…hw r u?

  106. Junn Angeline August 2, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Hi Hassan…hw r u?

  107. Michael Menefee August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    A stunning tapestry of a landscape, lovely work!

  108. Michael Menefee August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    A stunning tapestry of a landscape, lovely work!

  109. Dianne Godwin August 4, 2012 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  110. Dianne Godwin August 4, 2012 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  111. Jenee Gohph August 7, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    another masterpiece that shaked up my feeling to greatest!

  112. Jenee Gohph August 7, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    another masterpiece that shaked up my feeling to greatest!

  113. ahmed Al-alwany August 8, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    View relaxes the self

  114. ahmed Al-alwany August 8, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    View relaxes the self

  115. Brad Smith August 13, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    its lovely

  116. Brad Smith August 13, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    its lovely

  117. Piet van Weel August 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the lavendar contrasting with the pinkish sky.

  118. Piet van Weel August 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the lavendar contrasting with the pinkish sky.

  119. Huyen Dang August 16, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    A beautiful work

  120. Huyen Dang August 16, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    A beautiful work

  121. Junn Angeline August 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Huyen Dang…

  122. Su Harrington October 1, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Gorgeous light!

  123. Su Harrington October 1, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Gorgeous light!

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