Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Graham’s Sunflowers at Sundown 1

September 16, 2017

8 responses

  1. Like this a lot. First because of the positioning of the plant against the blank sky, and second because of the glorious yellow petals, which look like a flaming torch or even an explosion.


    September 16, 2017 at 5:49 AM

    • Thank you, Adrian. There was little I could do other than position the plant against the blank sky. These flowers were way above my head. Shooting into the setting sun helped with the flaming-torch look (which I hadn’t thought of until you brought it up).

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      September 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM

  2. Very unusual way to see a sunflower, the angle and the composition. I really like it. The light through the petals is so nice, too.


    September 16, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    • Thanks, Lynn. As I sort-of said to Adrian, this POV didn’t take a lot of thought. These plants were giants, and I was right next to them. That the sun was coming at a low angle made a big difference in the impact, too. Lots of luck all around.


      September 17, 2017 at 10:04 AM

  3. And the whitish sky, which often isn’t wanted in photos (in my opinion), works beautifully.


    September 16, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    • I punched up the blue in this sky with Lightroom’s HSL slider. It was even whiter until I did that, but I didn’t like that much whiteness.


      September 17, 2017 at 10:06 AM

      • White skies! They’re perfect sometimes, but not so often, it seems. You were very subtle in making changes. Gee, I’m glad you didn’t replace the white sky with a happy, cloud-filled bright blue sky! 😉


        September 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM

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