I've been searching these forums for some good locations to indulge in landscape photography. I will have a rental car and will be in the area for about a week, of which i'll have maybe 50% of the time to spend on photography. It seems like some of the popular spots are (within a reasonable driving distance, say within 120 miles, of downtown SD)
- Joshua Tree National Park - looks like this might not meet the 120 mile limit i'm imposing on myself
- Anza - Borrego National Park - I think this might be one where I could possibly spend a whole day photographing
- Torrey Pines State Park - would this be a good spot to catch one of the famed California sunsets?
- A few locations along the PCH - Oceanside, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano
Having said this, i'm wondering what would be some good/great locations to photograph the wildflower blooms, especially since I'll be there during the 2nd/3rd week in March? One obvious choice might seem to be the SD Botanical Garden, but besides that are there any "must photograph" locations for wildflower blooms? Anza-Borrego perhaps? If you folks can share your thoughts about this, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also if there are other ocean side spots where I should catch a sunset, please let me know that as well.
Thanks in advance!