A Sea of Sunflowers

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    I was driving back from the dinosaur dig up near Canada, feeling awfully tired on the highway between Butte and Bozeman. The hour was around sunset and then I suddenly saw this enormous field of sunflowers... it was just sitting there... with no one taking photos of it... I thought it was a shame so pulled over and ran out into the field to get some shots before the sun dipped below the horizon.

    These sunflowers were TALL. They must have been 6 feet off the ground. To get the shot, I extended the tripod, kept the legs together, put the camera on a 5 second timer, and hoisted it in the air again and again until I finally found the angle I wanted.

    For you cool photo-nerds (like me), I kept the ISO at 320 and EV+2. The lens was at 14mm and the ap at 4.8. The exposure was .004 secs.

    from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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    1. Verticordia ( . . . ) 67 months ago | reply

      Ha you finally got too it, very cool! 6 feet tall wow you found a field of monster Sunflowers. Excellent shooting. Nice find! Did you find any dinosaurs when you were digging?

    2. Jeroen Krah 67 months ago | reply

      wild, I would have loved to see a shot from you taking this shot. Tiptoeing with your tripod hight in the air :-)

    3. traumlichtfabrik 67 months ago | reply

      WOW this shot is so fantastic!! I totally love all your work

    4. somewheretropical 67 months ago | reply

      Excellent... I miss the field of sunflowers around here as they have all been replaced with row crop vegetables.

      Love the sun!!

    5. aa_just_thowt 67 months ago | reply

      What a carpet!

    6. Christina** 67 months ago | reply

      this is just stunning!!!

    7. ashley rose, 67 months ago | reply

      this is amazing (:
      congrats on explore !

      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    8. CreamySweetie ♥ ♥ 67 months ago | reply

      AMAZINGLY Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
      MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!

    9. John F Hark 67 months ago | reply

      Great creative composition. Color and light are awesome too.

    10. regan_langel 66 months ago | reply

      Wow this is great! I know exactly where that is... Three Forks, Montana. I'm in real estate and do the marketing for our company. Mind if I use that for some advertising? I can put a "photo by" caption if you'd like?

    11. live w mcs 65 months ago | reply

      I have also seen this site,
      and what a site to see of all the sunflowers
      facing the sun! This is one of my favorites.
      All of your work is beyond great
      it's so totally impressive!
      Your a true master
      thanks for shareing

    12. Nmissaj 61 months ago | reply

      OMG! I love it. Can I put it as a header on my blog? I'll credit you :D

    13. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The PARAGON Gallery - [Post 1/Comm 1]- ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Daniel Flanagan Photography 54 months ago | reply

      Such a great composition!

    15. 54StorminWillyGJ54 46 months ago | reply

      Such a fabulous image

    16. bikertom 5.3 – not online very often 43 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture. Great light and colors. Great job, Trey.

    17. ruskolayzell 24 months ago | reply

      This photo brings my favourite poem to mind.

      The Sunflower

      Of course I have clouds,
      What mortal sky does not.
      Only in heaven are the skies clear
      I am alright,
      I am a sunflower,
      And I will find the light.

      Author: Carol Lynn Pearson

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