Sunflower Glowing In The Sunset

This is the only sunflower that started to grow from one of these strips that are supposed to produce a whole 10 feet of sunflowers in a row. Well, one is better than none and the other day my wife told me to take a picture of the flower in the evening, as the flower will be completely formed.

I waited right before the sun would set behind the cedar bushes, a couple of first shots, I did not use my flash and obviously got pictures with a relative dark silhouette of the sunflower. So to get more details from the flower I started using the flash, slightly diverted from the white brim of my cowboy hat, to not make the extra light not too harsh on the flower.

In post-processing, I had to enhance some of the darks and whites, basically playing with the contrast, till I had the picture I wanted. I also had to increase some of the blue tones in the sky a bit, to get a bit more life into the sky as well.

I then proceeded to make a BW version of the picture, with different contrast settings to make the monochrome tones work. Thanks to the solar flares, I think that picture works as well.

What do you think? Leave me a comment!

Folder: Flora & Fauna

Uploaded: Aug 10, 2017

Views: 353

Likes: 118

Downloads: 5

Tags: #amucomm, Sunflower, Sunset, Flora, Landscape, No People, Sky, Cloud, Big Sky, #MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch

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10 Comments
amuphoto

amuphoto

posted 11 months ago

Thanks for all the lovely comments, feeling honored!

pityu56

pityu56

posted 11 months ago

fantasticno

liv53

liv53

posted 11 months ago

Wow indeed!:)

poohbearr__

poohbearr__

posted 11 months ago

Woow

gerry

gerry

posted 11 months ago

lovely

mirka58

mirka58

posted 11 months ago

likeee

prostar

prostar

posted 11 months ago

wouu

violeta1

violeta1

posted 11 months ago

beautiful

soncee.1

soncee.1

posted 11 months ago

Wonderful

lorso7

lorso7

posted 11 months ago

amazing