I have been looking for a sunflower field all summer and could never come up with a location for one here in the Denver area. The one up in the Longmont area was no longer there this year and the one lead that I did have amounted to some wild flowers and not the large glorious sunflowers that I was hoping to find.
I was on Google+ the other day and saw a post from Colby Brown that said he found a sunflower field out near DIA and was inviting other photographers to come out and shoot the glorious flowers at sunset. I immediately jumped on the chance to see these huge sunflowers.
Friday night I drove out to this field southeast of the airport and was greeted with a large crop of wonderful large sunflowers! It’s a nice huge field of sunflowers with a nice added bonus of a Denver sunset. I fully intend to work this field some more since it’s so close to home, at least until harvest because there are so many visions I have for presenting this field. Stay tuned with this blog for more variations over the coming weeks and months.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- ISO: 200
- Focal Length: 66 mm
- Aperture: f/16
- Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.
- Post Processing: Aperture – Apple® – slight adjustments, saved to PSD. I bracketed this shot with a couple of exposures, used onOne Software’s Perfect Layers to bring the two exposures together and then touched it up with onOne’s PhotoTune 3 and PhotoTools 2.6 to finish out the photo and then sized it for the web.