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By Mauro62
I saw this field of sunflowers while driving back from a working trip and I took some pictures to try my new EOS 7D camera

Tags: Flowers and plants

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PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
19 Aug 2012 1:13PM
fine moody and atmospheric. shot at the appropriate time of the day.. presence of clouds in the sky is a bright idea as it fills it.. for once one will forget worries.. it is spreading happiness, joy and energy.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3863 Canada
19 Aug 2012 3:08PM
Ciao Mauro. This is a nice image, but your EXIF data is not showing. When you are on the upload page, there a ling about halfwat down on the right called More Exif Options, - just click it and the dat will auto fill.

The image is backlit obviously with the light behind. This causes the Sunflower centres to be quite dark, with the petals bright which is nice. It also means the camera chose to underexpose, - and that gives you the backlit effect. You can have the option ot recover the flower detail in post processing, using the shadow and highlight tools in CS in my case, and Ive loaded mods to show variations. or simply leave it as is, - they all work.

Hope this helps, and if you upload the exif data I will check back.


19 Aug 2012 6:05PM
beautiful. very pleasing.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:29AM
An eye catching slightly saturated scene. I am not sure whether or not your flash would have helped to illuminate the sun flower centres, might have been worth a try.

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 12:40PM
unless you are making a print, leave it as it is, admittadly the centres of the sunflowers are dark but for screen use there is enough detail. on a print you may tend to block up slightly losing that all important detail. if you intend to print you could try shadows and highlights in PS or tonal contrast in nik efex colour to lift the detail a little.

i adore the picture. composition has some diagonal in there, the colours are vibrant , the balance is great and the sky has drama.

i suppose its Tuscany but it reminds me of holidays in Provence. we get a few odd fields planted here but nothing like this.


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best regards

love the toe shot too.

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