Sunflowers at Sunset

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    This photo was much harder to take than it might seem!

    First of all, these sunflowers are tall - and I mean tall! They must be between 6 and 7 feet in the air. I was on the ground with them, so, of course, I was looking UP at them. No one wants to see a shot like that...!

    So, I put the camera on the tripod, set the timer to 5 seconds, extended the legs, set the manual settings correct, then jacked the whole thing in the air, holding it rock steady while it took the exposure. Getting a steady horizon while holding the camera 12 feet in the air is not easy... and after a number of takes, my shoulders were just about spent for the rest of the night.

    from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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    1. Intentional Vision 42 months ago | reply

      I like this photo and used it in my blog Real Life Spirituality.

    2. squishfoto 40 months ago | reply

      all the colours of the rainbow!! Great Blues! :))

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    12. kimberlyrenee photography 33 months ago | reply

      This is really quite a stunning shot...fantastic work!

    13. Woman in the Garden 27 months ago | reply

      My 6'2" husband does crazy tripod tricks like this. Your work paid off. It's an awesome photo!

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    15. saintpaulia73 8 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this available under Creative Commons. I used it in a post: constanceannmorrison.com/2013/08/18/ah-sunflower-or-helio...

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