“When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately!”
Each summer, I spend a great deal of time photographing in the sunflower fields. I find it increasingly more challenging to walk away with a different image than
ones I have created before.
This July, I went to the fields on five separate occasions to photograph. I honestly would have gone more often if I had been able.
Here are the images I created during those five trips. The final image is the one that I feel is unlike any of the others I have captured in the fields and my favorite for the year.
The last image is my favorite from the summer. The day I photographed this flower, there was an intermittent breeze while I was in the field. Rather than fighting the breeze, I decided to use it to my advantage. I used a neutral density filter to block some of the light. This enabled me to use a much slower shutter speed. Using a slower shutter speed, I was able to capture the petals of the flower in motion. While processing the image, I darkened areas to create what I envisioned while photographing the flower in the field.
I look forward to next summer’s quest to photograph sunflowers in ways I have not photographed them before.