Jessica Manelis  

The Center Of The Sun by Jessica Manelis

October 2020 - The Center Of The Sun

About the Image(s)

I shot this with my iPhone recently at a local Sunflower Farm. I went with my daughter. We bought some to take home, but really I just wanted to go take pictures of them. I did some post processing in Photoshop.

4 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
You have good focus for the sunflower - even the tiny hairs on the leaves are visible. I like the colors and the stage of flower opening that you caught. It makes this a unique sunflower image. I would suggest a closer, off-center crop and eliminating the top left which is a little distracting to you image.   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:10:02
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Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Nice composition and color combination. Several patterns and textures. I like how this pictures draws the eyes to the center.   Posted: 10/12/2020 14:47:27

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I would love to go to a sunflower farm especially at this time.

You have texture. colors and shapes nicely arranged -- all elements of a good composition. I think you can get away with placing the sunflower in the middle of your picture because of the shape, although off center may make it more interesting. I agree with Cindy that you should eliminate the dark spots which are a little distracting.   Posted: 10/13/2020 14:42:07

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Nice shot, good composition. I luv shooting sunflowers; front or back, it always an interesting photograph. Glad you were able to get good exposure on the green 'seeds' in the middle; this area often suffers from under exposure in my images. Looks like you probably cropped the image to get the square format (or the phone did it for you), so I think a centered image would be OK. Since your phone probably gave you a jpeg image, editing the background lights and darks may be difficult. Maybe a vignette might help keep the viewers eye moving more to the center.   Posted: 10/13/2020 16:05:20


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