Lompoc is 150 miles north of Los Angeles. It usually is not considered a “destination” town, but it does have three very interesting things to photograph: the La Purisima Mission, the “cut flower” fields, and the murals in downtown. Here is Mary’s blog about La Purisima. See more here for the murals and flower fields.
We probably did not go at the right time of year to see immense fields of flowers. Not sure what we were expecting, but there were far fewer “fields” then we had hoped for.
Make sure you get wide angles and then some close-ups.
After making these in the field, drive to downtown and go to the Chamber of Commerce and pick up the guide to the mural walk. Here are a few of our favorites.
We have over 50 photos of the murals around town. Some are whimsical. Many tell the story of Lompoc. Most highlight the role of agriculture, wine making, and the military in the area. We ate some good food and had a bit of nice wine. Lompoc makes for a really fun weekend jaunt.
To see more of photos, please go to www.pamphotography.com.