September 16, 2017
This entry was posted on September 16, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Farmlands, Flowers, Garden, Plants and was tagged with leaves, photography.
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
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
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
Oh, gad. I’m picturing that. Yuch.
September 18, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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