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: 299

Likes: 96

Downloads: 4

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

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10 Comments
amuphoto

amuphoto

posted 3 months ago

Thanks for all the lovely comments, feeling honored!

pityu56

pityu56

posted 3 months ago

fantasticno

liv53

liv53

posted 3 months ago

Wow indeed!:)

poohbearr__

poohbearr__

posted 3 months ago

Woow

gerry

gerry

posted 3 months ago

lovely

mirka58

mirka58

posted 3 months ago

likeee

prostar

prostar

posted 3 months ago

wouu

violeta1

violeta1

posted 3 months ago

beautiful

soncee.1

soncee.1

posted 3 months ago

Wonderful

lorso7

lorso7

posted 3 months ago

amazing