Sunflowers at Sunset

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.

 

 

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  • Kimberly Renee Schreiber Han 4y

    This is really quite a stunning shot...fantastic work!
  • Andrea 3y

    My 6'2" husband does crazy tripod tricks like this. Your work paid off. It's an awesome photo!
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  • saintpaulia73 2y

    Thanks for making this available under Creative Commons. I used it in a post: constanceannmorrison.com/2013/08/18/ah-sunflower-or-helio...
  • jacky zana 6mo

    Magnifique capture Bravo pour votre art et merci
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Taken on August 11, 2008
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