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Aug 18, 2014 20:04 |  #1

I found a giant sunflower field not farm from my house. Going to have to spend some time there to get some good sunrise/sunset shots.

70D & 15-85mm with a gelled flash

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Batteries on the flash died, so no flash.
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Aug 18, 2014 20:55 |  #2

Really like the composition and great depth of field. Nice work!


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Aug 19, 2014 08:05 |  #3

Thanks!


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Aug 20, 2014 04:09 |  #4

What's a gelled flash?
Great work in the field.


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Aug 20, 2014 17:46 |  #5

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17106895 (external link)
What's a gelled flash?
Great work in the field.

Flash gels are thin colored filters to put over the flash to adjust it's white balance. In this case I used an orange gel to match the color of the setting sun.


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Aug 20, 2014 20:20 |  #6

Zach,

I love both photographs but the first one is special, in my view.

We have something in common. I grew up in Montana and Wyoming...mostly Montana, with a few years in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (Billings, Great Falls, Lewistown and Glasgow)


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Aug 20, 2014 21:28 |  #7

Hummm,,,,,, Something is not quite right with the shot. Since Sunflowers are heliotropic, which means they always follow to face the Sun, yet yours seem to be the only ones looking away. How did you manage that?




  
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Aug 21, 2014 12:41 |  #8

Kim- Always good to meet another Montanan! I grew up in Missoula.

Keith- It's been a while since I'd been to a sunflower field and had always thought they followed the sun during the day. These pictures were taken at sunset and the majority of the flowers were facing East.


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Aug 22, 2014 10:20 |  #9

Great DOF really liked these shots!


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Aug 22, 2014 14:27 |  #10

Nice pics,I think a few of the Sunflowers were just watching you.


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Aug 22, 2014 14:37 |  #11

Zach,

My brother in law resides in Missoula. I love the town though sometimes, when we've visited, my wife and I drove to Idaho just to see the sun. It can get bleak there and if you aren't used to it, you really need to see the sun. ;)


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Aug 23, 2014 08:51 |  #12

Great shots.


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Aug 24, 2014 22:57 |  #13

Great shots. Never thought to use a flash for flowers.


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Aug 24, 2014 23:17 |  #14

Keith Newton wrote in post #17108541 (external link)
Hummm,,,,,, Something is not quite right with the shot. Since Sunflowers are heliotropic, which means they always follow to face the Sun, yet yours seem to be the only ones looking away. How did you manage that?

Sunflowers are heliotropic, but... they do not follow the sun with a full bloom.


Great photo


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