27 Jul 16. If you use the M$ operating system you likely have seen at least one piece of "wallpaper" featuring vast fields of lavender that seemingly go on forever. That is something you won't see at the Sequim lavender farms as none of them come even close to being of that caliber. But the lavender is still planted in rows and is still just as lovely. This year I was surprised to see another flower planted among the lavender and while I didn't inquire about - I should have - I think it may have been planted just for contrast. My thinking it was not planted as a competing crop is based on there being far more rows of lavender than of the "color" crop and only a few of the fields contained the "color" crop at all. Those that did however were truly delightful and I hope they do it again next year. You can judge for yourself as to the effect. It was present in the first lavender image I shared but in this composition you can get a good feel for the difference in the two flowers and how the plants are arranged. The smaller green clumps, diagonally upper right, are young lavender plants and will likely be used for the cut your own area next year.
I cropped off the top 1/3 of the capture as it added nothing and was quite distracting and cloned out a few remaining annoying items (chairs and people) but otherwise this is a straight shot. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f /10.