I love sunflower fields. I had found two sunflower fields in central Pennsylvania in previous years that I've photographed. Unfortunately when I went out to see them this year, I found those fields were not planted with the sunflowers. But, I did run across another one this year (thanks Maggie for the tip!) - and took a ride one evening before sunset to snap a few photographs!
I have to admit, when photographing flowers I typically get up close an personal. I love to see the detail and intricacy in the composition. But being respectful of the field owner, I refrain from traipsing in to the middle of the field to get what I might think would be the perfect shot.
Sunflower just look so happy, how can you not smile back.
Capturing the vastness of a sunflower field in a photo can be challenging due to the slopes of the land and the height of the flowers (the flowers tower over me, anyone watching me take these photos most likely get a chuckle out of my technique).
Doesn't this next picture look like a party in the field?
We got a later start out to the field than I had hoped, and I tried capturing the sunset colors over the field in this next photo.
And when there are old barns and structures on the property, I can't help myself but to capture those in pictures as well.
Keep me in mind if you pass by sunflower fields in peak bloom, I'd love to know the location at take a little photowalk in the field. And if you have favorite wildflower field locations I would love to hear where those are (and the time of year they are in bloom) for future photography work.
All photographs were taken with a Canon 6D with Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8L USM.
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