Looking for vivid color in natural settings in inland coastal California in September isn’t easy. Everything that isn’t cultivated is either brown or dark green. Today I took a detour off Hwy 101 at N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael and headed out towards China Camp State Park. These shots are different focal length views of the same wide swath of colorful wetlands at the northeast end of the San Francisco Bay (I cropped them for a more panoramic sense of the view):
Both shots were taken at ISO 100, aperture 8.0, shutter 1/250. Focal lengths: top shot, 30.5mm; bottom shot, 6.1mm. For perspective, the bare brown hill seen clearly in the top image is left of center in the bottom shot.
Canon G11 looking for color in late summer.