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Jun. 1 At the peak of bloom season, Sam Chien of Tustin decided he'd better get up to Lancaster to see the poppies. So he and a friend, Tom Wang, drove north. "That day was wonderful," Chien says. While there, they happened upon six monks, also absorbing the riot of blooms. One "started to meditate, and I thought it was a lovely subject." Chien used a Nikon D70S.
Sam Chien
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