Helianthus revisited


Because an increasing number of local farmers have been growing sun flowers, I’ve had lots of opportunity to photograph fields of them in recent years. Two years ago I posted a shot taken just before harvest and last year I showed a nice specimen framed by a clear blue sky. A few days ago Joanna received a message from a good friend (and fellow photographer, Jess) reporting that a couple of plantings near her were in full bloom. Despite the heavy river mist and otherwise gloomy conditions I jumped in the truck and made for the specified locations. My first challenge was to find a way of using the stark, monochromatic, sky to my advantage. Then I thought I’d better capture something a bit less abstract or I would run the risk of Joanna saying something like, I sent you out to take pretty photos of Sun Flowers, and this is what you came back with?

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