One of my favorite focal lengths lately has been at 35mm. It’s close enough to give subject matters a normal look without distortion yet allow for environmental elements to be shown in the scene.
This image was taken during sunset and clouds started to get darker and cover the horizon, but just above the horizon there was a break in the clouds and the sun came piercing through and created an amazing orange glow on the horizon. I wanted to capture the sunflowers a little closer so I decided to use the 35mm focal length and stopped down the f-stop to f/11 to give the sun a little starburst. I cropped this in a panoramic format eliminating some distracting light in the sky.
This is always a fun time of year. I really enjoy the sunflower season. Tomorrow is a full moon. I hope that you can join The Photo Frontier and I for our Sunflower Jamboree.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 35 mm
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec.
- Post Processing: Photoshop Lightroom CC (Creative Cloud Photography Plan), Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4