Monday, July 31, 2006

One Sunflower, Hold the Sun


My internet is being rather flaky this morning, so I hope I can complete this task. Bethany has some sunflowers growing in the front yard. When I first approached it I was immediately struck by the interesting patterns at the back of the flower. In fact, it took me about twenty minutes before I ever brought my camera around to the front side of this flower.

This is a red sunflower, so the strange coloured petals are naturally that colour. This photo was taken at the end of a somewhat cloudy day. The light was already quite dim. I didn't bother with a tripod because it was pretty windy. I'm looking forward to exploring this plant more this week when there is a bit more light.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 72mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 50

20 Comments:

Anonymous Laurie said...

Very lovely image. I agree about the beauty of the other side of the flower. Very beautiful color for a sunflower. I don't think I've seen one this color before.

10:49 AM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Really nice image, Timmy. Great color and a very nice perspective. I guess it's the time for sunflowers, no? :-)

11:03 AM, July 31, 2006  
Blogger Yanik said...

Well concidering the cloudyness and the wind, its a fantastic shot...well its a great shot anyway...great detail, lovely colours...wish i took....!!!! what more to say..well done man..

11:36 AM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous Karl Baumann said...

Looks like a burning sun :-)

12:52 PM, July 31, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

I really like the rich, warm coloring of this sunflower. I'll be looking forward to more at a later date. Well done.

3:52 PM, July 31, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Very nicely captured and a unique perspective. DOF is very appealing as well Tim...great job!

7:46 PM, July 31, 2006  
Anonymous n i k e said...

Funky connection? Now, why does that sound familiar...oh, cos that's the subject of my rant today :-) (And thanks for checking on me!)

Excellent photo. You certainly do have a way of interpreting things in a new way. Not a flower person, but this is outstanding; love the vibrance, the sharpness, and how you made the over-photographed sunflower your own. I totally dig.

Great shot!

10:45 PM, July 31, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Beautifully done! I love these fiery red sunflowers, and this was an excellent perspective.

2:03 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous sleepless dream said...

very intimate angle and beautiful palette... i love this shot.

sd

3:36 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous E Etomi said...

Amazing capture. Really sharp and vibrant. Good job!

4:01 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

I love this photo, that's all I can say, its amazing.

5:02 AM, August 01, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

wow great shot... i've nevere seen a sunflower this colour... i look forward to soem of your other shots..

5:47 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous ALice said...

The sharpness of the flower details is fantastic and you did a great job on the DoF. Very nice work.

6:30 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

I love the way you have taken this shot and the sharpness is just spot on, as if it's going to comemout of thhe screen and prick me LOL I also love the colours, they all work in unison with each other. Really well framed, shot. The DOF as well rocks. Whats not to like about this shot?

Suby

7:32 AM, August 01, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Tim, that is just plain marvelous!

7:46 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous bart said...

Fantastic!!

8:32 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

excellent colours & framing, & i really love the 'from behind' angle!

.. i've been busy partying, so have not had much chance to get out & take shots of my sunflowers - i think i'll be trying some Timmybomb stylee!

5:19 AM, August 03, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

nice frame...i like colors and detail here...beautiful capture:-))

8:52 AM, August 03, 2006  
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