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Photo of the Week 102

Photo of the Week 102
Hooray for the arrival of another Friday!  The weekend is coming fast.  How about taking a minute to sit back and enjoy some beautiful photography before clocking out for the last time this week?  Sounds relaxing to me.  We've got just the thing for you with our featured "Photo of the Week."  This week, we have a bright wild sunflower photo for your enjoyment.

I had been eyeing a wild sunflower in the backyard for a couple of days.  I wanted to try and add photos of it to my portfolio as I was still on a wild sunflowers kick.  I just wanted to make sure that I got the right time to photograph it.

I tried the night before to get this shot.  I got out a bit later than I wanted so things didn't go as planned.  I was hoping that some experiments with the flash would work out better than they did.  Sadly, it was a decent try but nothing really worked out for me.

I tried again a second time the next day.  This time, I was out in time for beautiful light to make magic happen in my photography.  The flower was lit up with soft and diffuse light just as I had hoped to have the night before.  I brought out my camera and started taking pictures.

I wanted to get that shallow depth of field.  This required a very wide aperture.  I also could get in close so I went for my wide angle lens.  I still had the evening breeze to compete with.  This meant using my tripod and trigger release for this shot.

I took several shots in between the the gusts.  I did have to re-position the camera a few times in order to get the shot I wanted.  There's something about the wind moving things which doesn't keep them in place for a photo.  Once I was done sorting through all my attempts, this photo rose to the top of the list.

 Professional quality color nature flower photograph of a wild sunflower and leaves in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho by Cramer Imaging

This photo is a member of my award-winning collection.