Sunflowers

by Camellia Staab July. 12, 2018 184 views

Today's theme....path. My theme....sunflowers. Myself and three other friends went sunflower hunting and found a field outside of town with tons of sunflowers. We spent about 2.5 hours shooting these beauties before the sun went down. It was hot, and I mean hot. HOT to the point that we were all drenched but it did not stop us from shooting and shooting. We had a great time and I shot a whole bunch of photos. My goal for the shoot was to create a sunburst within the petals of the flowers. I learned that shooting at a f/22 with low ISO would create the sunburst that I was looking for. Here's some samples of the shoot.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 3 months ago

Sunflowers! Beautiful pictures of "BIG" photo models. Lucky you, that you caught some bees and bugs too!
I can't stop photographing sunflowers. I like them as well old, withered and heavy with seeds.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 3 months ago

The number of photographs I took that day was obscene :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 3 months ago

Yesss! smile

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Bill Baird 1 year, 3 months ago

Great work !!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bill Baird 1 year, 3 months ago

Thank you

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bill Baird 1 year, 3 months ago

Thank you Bill smile

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Andi Saw 1 year, 3 months ago
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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 3 months ago

To answer your complaint....we decided to change the white balance in the camera to tungsten hence making evrything bluer so that is why the sky is blue :)

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Sherry Hill 1 year, 3 months ago

those are great photos, but #24, wow.. so many.. never seen a field of them..

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sherry Hill 1 year, 3 months ago

Thanks Sherry

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 3 months ago

The level of detail is amazing, and there are some lovely compositions too. Great post my friend

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 3 months ago

Thanks

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Shane Coleman 1 year, 3 months ago

This is a great set... kudos! Are those water drops? If so, I recently watched some YouTube videos about it but have never attempted it. Any tips?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok Shane you are going to have to tell me which photo you see water drops in and what utube video you are watching cause I want to learn as well.  To be honest the only water drops we had  was us sweating like pigs and I mean sweating like pigs, so we had tons of water drops on our clothing :)

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Shane Coleman Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 3 months ago

#16 - #19 What is the circle with the flowers in focus inside. I realize now that it’s not a water drop, as it is too uniform to be a water drop. I’m wondering what that is? I guess I’m getting blind as age catches up to me. 

I don’t remember exactly where I saw the video. There was one guy that this was his forte and it was a video made by Flickr or another photo sharing site. They were “showcasing” his work. He does some amazing things with water drops.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 3 months ago

Now I see what you mean. No it is not a water droplet, innitialy when I saw those circles I wondered too but then figured it is a reflection of the sun halo cause by the lens? I am guessing.

Speaking of water droplet Shane, have you heard of the pluto trigger? It creates amazing water droplets and it is much less expensive that the drip kit. Most of those beautiful photos that you see people making with water droplets are created with some form of a drip kit.

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Shane Coleman Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 3 months ago

I have not seen the Pluto but have seen another one with a different name... very expensive. 

I’m referring more to taking a picture of a water drop that is hanging from a stem, branch, etc. and in the photo, whatever is reflected in the droplet is in focus and everything else is blurred. 

I do know that this is staged a lot of times and the photographer is adding his/her own drops.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 3 months ago

Ok now I know what you are talking about. https://www.photoblog.com/camellia/2017/02/21/day-51365/. That's one I did last year, not the best but made an attempt.

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