Brian Davis  

SUNFLOWER by Brian Davis

August 2019 - SUNFLOWER

August 2019 - Brian Davis


About the Image(s)

This is an old shot that I have recently found again. It was taken on the 26th June 2007 on a holiday in Italy. We were staying at Passignano in the middle of the country and we had a day trip by train to Florence and on the journey we saw a large field of sunflowers close to the next station on the line. Next day we took the train to the next station and walked to the field and spent an hour shooting various angles of the flowers

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6 comments posted

Betty Drinkut   Betty Drinkut
I like this landscape, it follows something I heard in a workshop at the National Stereoscopic Association's 3D Con a couple weeks ago. The presenter stated that for good land/sea scapes you needed to have an object 6 feet away from your camera and frame you photo using that object as reference. Your view shows how effective that is.   Posted: 08/14/2019 09:58:56

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I think you picked a good angle of the flower. It is the star of the image. The sky looks a little flat; perhaps because it is a solid blue.   Posted: 08/15/2019 20:08:18

David Allen   David Allen
I wonder why you image is so big here but when I select it to look at it, it's real small and I have to expand it 350%. When I expand it, it's rather soft focus. All considered, the image is real great with the flower being the main focus and in contrast with the tree in the background. The tree does seem to have some 3D to it even being so far back. The ground seems a little flat with the window, not going back to the tree. I don't know, maybe it's just me.   Posted: 08/16/2019 13:26:56

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
I liked the composition. Nice lighting on the flower. There is good depth. Good natural colors too. The anaglyph looks better.   Posted: 08/17/2019 12:46:56

Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
I have looked at a lot of sunflowers for just the right one to focus on (nicely positioned petals with no major defects) and yours appears to be an excellent choice...and it is all alone. I think there should have been a just a tiny bit more separation between the tree and little that they don't divide the viewers attention, yet aren't merged together. Whats also nice is that the horizon line isn't a level line but has bumps in it.
  Posted: 08/18/2019 01:43:05

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The flower itself has good depth, but the ground, tree, and sky all seem to merge pretty quickly. That combined with the low resolution makes me wonder what camera was used.   Posted: 08/22/2019 14:11:20