September 18, 2017
This entry was posted on September 18, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Farmlands, Flowers, Garden, Leaves and was tagged with back lighting, leaves, photography, sunflower.
Oh I like this too, Linda – love the way its hanging over menacingly towards me, almost wanting to envelop me – bit of van Gogh here as well – and the bee’s good too.
September 18, 2017 at 3:38 AM
Thank you, Adrian. Glad you don’t mind being menaced by this sunflower. The bee was such a gift!
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September 18, 2017 at 3:04 PM
These have been fantastic shots, Linda. Especially for someone that doesn;t normally shoot flowers.
September 18, 2017 at 7:07 AM
Thanks, Ken. One reason I don’t photograph flowers very often is because I usually can’t think of any way to do it that isn’t mundane. The angle of the sun and the height of the sunflowers—and the fact that I could get right up to them—gave me some special opportunities. And admiring your and Lynn Wohlers’s photographs of flowers made me want to see what I could do with that begonia.
September 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Flowers are great subjects because of their natural beauty but the challenge for any photographer is to present that beauty in an interesting image, one that transcends it’s own beauty.
September 18, 2017 at 4:28 PM
That’s it, Ken! That’s it! The image has to transcend the beauty of the flower! And that’s hard to do. Thank you for these words. I hope they reverberate in my head for a very long time.
September 18, 2017 at 7:39 PM
Ah, this one is so much fun! The light coming from behind, the leaves’ thick presence, the bright bee, the flower head benevolently nodding, as if to tell you a secret that would erase all woes…I lovelovelove it.
September 18, 2017 at 4:35 PM
Thank you, Lynn. That light was so cool. I’m never outside at this time of day; I’m either cooking or eating dinner. But I was in Wisconsin visiting my daughter and her friends, one of whom (Graham) “owns” these sunflowers. And we were having a picnic, so I was outside at this time of day. Lucky me.
September 18, 2017 at 7:43 PM
A great memory to go along with the photos…
September 19, 2017 at 11:59 AM
Now we see the light you mentioned in the previous post – ‘sundown’. The leaves look fantastic and I chuckled when I saw this giant of a flower towering over the image and this tiny insect about to make a landing.
September 19, 2017 at 3:41 AM
I’m not at all sure what I should have called this time of day. The sun was definitely on its way down, but it wasn’t sunset. Thanks for commenting, Andy. Glad you got a chuckle from this one.
September 19, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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