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Sun Worshippers
Sun Worshippers

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Challenge: Botany (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: US-31 East of Traverse City
Date: Aug 15, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2004

The day before I took this shot I drove by a a farm that had fields on both sides of the road filled with Sunflowers, there must have been at least 10,000 plants.

I came back the next day and shot a handful of shots using my 70-300mm lens along with my new Hoya CIR-Polarizing filter. I took all of the shots a little underexposed due to the brightness of the just past noon-time sun.

Out of all my shots, this one ended up being my favorite.

The only editing that I performed was a slight lighting adjustment as well as a mild color saturation to both the Greens and the Yellows, in order to bring more vibrance into the image.

Place: 128 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.3169
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1140
Avg (non-participants): 5.6522
Views since voting: 1693
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 183
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/28/2005 09:30:51 AM
I really like this photo. Zeroing the focus on the center flower is very appealing and the bright colors are wonderful. Nice photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2004 09:54:43 PM
This is very nice, the selective focus is right on. Good job, keep it up :)
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08/21/2004 09:10:39 PM
a bit more depth what have moved me from 5 to 6
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08/21/2004 01:33:44 AM
On this type of photo I prefer a wider DOF so I can enjoy more of the sunflowers in all of their detail. It is still a very enjoyable photo with nice colors and good framing.
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08/19/2004 05:30:57 PM
nice picture, love the colors but would have been better with more depth of field
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08/17/2004 04:11:57 PM
This picture really speaks to me. The center flower seems to be like, "Hey, Listen to me." While the rest are either talking to one another or trying to listen. Great photography.
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08/17/2004 01:01:38 PM
The front flowers are outside the depth of field, which feels a bit awkward to me. IYou've done a good job of isolating your subject - nothing to distract from the field of flowers.
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08/17/2004 09:13:55 AM
Color is rich and saturated but I think the image could use just a bit more contrast. I also wish your DOF was deeper both near and far so that all of the sunflowers were in focus.
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08/16/2004 08:05:09 PM
Subject is okay but a little cliched. DOF is distracting. Composition could use some work. I think it would improve the picture if you had taken it from a more unusual perspective. Higher up (as in from a tree or the top of your car) or at a more oblique angle. As it is, it looks like it could have been shot through your car window. Looks like it was shot mid-day. Try earlier in the morning or very late in the pre-sundown sunshine.
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