Jeff Fleisher  

Sunflower by Jeff Fleisher

October 2021 - Sunflower

About the Image(s)

I was on vacation in the upper northwest this past August and we stayed in an Airbnb that had a beautiful garden. I really liked how the small sunflower set nicely in front of the larger one behind it. It provided a nice contrast. The picture was taken in the early morning so I bumped up the ISO so that I could shoot at f/8 to get some amount of depth of field. It was also hand held. The settings were ISO 800, f/8 at 1/200.

2 comments posted

Dee Sams
Nice bright colors. I'm wondering if there was a slight breeze. If so perhaps bumping up the shutter speed a bit could have made the stem in focus as well as the head of the sunflower?   Posted: 10/18/2021 07:38:34

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
I like this image because it's bright and happy, the flower head is sharp and the composition is nicely done. Having the stem in focus is always a good thing, but I don't find it disturbing. What I am distracted with is the lower left corner. To my eye I'm drawn the the lighter, "open" area. If it were my image, I would either darken the area or add a little more blue.

As for the overall image, the depth of field is well done with the front leaf bringing me right into the flower head. That said, it's also making me crazy. I want to reach in and nudge those petals open so I can see the whole sunflower.   Posted: 10/18/2021 18:40:27


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