A Sea of Sunflowers

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.


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  • Michael Flannagan 7y

    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?
  • Jeroen Krah 7y

    wild, I would have loved to see a shot from you taking this shot. Tiptoeing with your tripod hight in the air :-)
  • Edgar Moskopp 7y

    WOW this shot is so fantastic!! I totally love all your work
  • MrT California 7y

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

    Love the sun!!
  • GAry Wong 7y

    so pretty....
  • Peter 7y

    What a carpet!
  • Christina Harrison 7y

    this is just stunning!!!
  • ashley rose, 7y

    this is amazing (:
    congrats on explore !

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • CreamySweetie ♥ ♥ 7y

    AMAZINGLY Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
    MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!
  • John Hark 7y

    Great creative composition. Color and light are awesome too.
  • regan_langel 7y

    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?
  • Beth 6y

    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
  • thefashionablylate 6y

    wow i LOVE THIS
  • Nmissaj 6y

    OMG! I love it. Can I put it as a header on my blog? I'll credit you :D
  • Adib Roy 6y

  • Adalberto Mangini & Laura 6y

    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!
  • Daniel Flanagan Photography 6y

    Such a great composition!
  • 54WilliamGJusto54 (weather enthusiast) 5y

    Such a fabulous image
  • Thomas Schäfer 5y

    Fantastic capture. Great light and colors. Great job, Trey.
  • ruskolayzell 3y

    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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Taken on August 11, 2008
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