Something Sunny

by Bethany Plonski July. 24, 2019 380 views

To say that work has been irritating lately would be a huge understatement. It's starting to wear on me, and today I am exhausted and feel like I need something colorful and uplifting. So these are some photos from a sunflower farm I visited last weekend. Oddly enough, we used to live near it and drive past it on our daily commute, but I never knew it had sunflowers because they only bloom for a week and a half. The owners also alternate years for planting them.

Eastern tiger swallowtail

Eastern tiger swallowtail

Variegated fritillary

Variegated fritillary

I processed a bunch of the photos from this trip in black and white too, and I really liked how some of them turned out. But today is about sun and color, so I'll save those for another post.

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Russell Smith 6 months ago

Beautiful shots. I did not realize that sunflowers had such a short bloom time thank you for teaching me that. Hope work smooths out for you.

6 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 6 months ago

Thank you! I didn't realize it either, and I'm really glad I stumbled across the notice about the farm opening when I did. They had to close early this year (after just one week). Between the rain and mud and record crowds on the weekend, the flowers were trampled and picked over pretty fast.

6 months ago Edited
Buster Bruce 6 months ago

Bethany all are award winning! However, the old rusty truck just resonated for me. Thanks for sharing.

6 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Buster Bruce 6 months ago

Thank you, Buster! I'm so glad to hear that. They had quite a few interesting old vehicles on the property, but it was hard to get photos of them because they were so popular with the portrait photographers. smile

6 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 6 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful set, congratulations!!!!

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 6 months ago

Thank you so much! smile

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Lynn F Medley 6 months, 1 week ago

Gorgeous!! Love the sunny feel 🙂

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Lynn F Medley 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Lynn! The funny thing is that it had been pouring for days before this, and the ground was so muddy I had to wear galoshes to walk through the fields around the flowers. Even got stuck a few times. smile

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months ago

🤣

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Bill Baird 6 months, 1 week ago

You sure are communicating with that
camera ! Beautiful shots.

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Bill Baird 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Bill! Now that I've had this camera for a while, I feel like we have a much better working relationship. smile

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Ann Kennedy 6 months, 1 week ago

OMG!  These are fabulous!  You have certainly brightened my day.  Thank you grinning

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Ann Kennedy 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Ann! What a wonderful compliment, I'm so glad to hear that. smile

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Andi Saw 6 months, 1 week ago

I had no idea how much I needed this post until I saw it! 
Now I'm feeling much better. 
Love the rusty van picture. 
Thank you sweetheart! blue heart

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Andi Saw 6 months, 1 week ago

Aww, yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! blue heart Sunflowers always cheer me up too. I wish I'd been able to get more photos of the truck, but there were so many people having their pictures taken with it. It was very popular!

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Heidi Egerman 6 months, 1 week ago

Yes, we both have sunflowers on our minds this day. I love this whole series. Glad it provided a respite from work. Sunflowers always brighten my day. 
Very nice macro work as well.

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Heidi Egerman 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Heidi! They are such beautiful and interesting flowers, always enjoy seeing them whenever I get the chance.

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

Wowzerz! Stunning captures! I love to see the various stages of the blossoms in these!
The close-ups, compositions, colors, clarity and yummy bokeh are just simply top-notch!
All to my faves!!!
Bravo!

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that and am glad you enjoyed them. smile I love seeing their stages too, especially how the center of the flower changes. Too cool!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months ago

Always a pleasure, my Friend!
+1grinning+1

6 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 months, 1 week ago

#1 AMAZING
Great pics

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Olga Helys 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! smile

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Sherry Hill 6 months, 1 week ago

sooooo beautiful.. 
i have never seen a sunflower farm in real life.. thanks for sharing your sunshine.. :)

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 6 months, 1 week ago

Glad to share! I have only been twice and the first time was last year in November. But I spent over two hours at this one and could have easily stayed longer if it weren't for stupid adulting and Sunday chores! smile

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 months, 1 week ago

Love the clarity, the detail level, the composition. Spot on my friend

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months, 1 week ago

You are too kind! Thank you. smile Sunflowers are a great subject for details.

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Pete 6 months, 1 week ago

stunning set

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Pete 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much!

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