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What you are looking at here is one of my favorite sunflower shots that I have ever taken. I actually just got around to processing this yesterday (ya I am very very behind) and it has been sitting in my “to process bin” inside Lightroom for several months now.

Captured along the plains of the Colorado Rockies, the Verga (rain that evaporates before it hits the ground) was reflecting against the sunset. Talk about stuff that makes for some utterly amazing lighting conditions, this is it! You just can’t get much better light when this sort of thing happens. Captured with several other friends who are photographers over on G+, we were all pretty much really excited when the sky went ‘pop’…

For this shot I decided to capture it using my Sony a550’s ability to shoot HDR in camera, combined with a Fotodiox Grad ND and CPL on my Minolta 18-200 lens, backed by my tripod and wireless shutter release.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. This is one of those shots I am going to have a print made from and quite a large one at that. To REALLY see it as I intend it to be seen, please click on my post of this shot over on G+ (you will need to click the thumbnail) and be prepared to be put in the middle of the scene as though you are there standing in it.

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...almost 3 years ago

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago
    Gloriously gorgeous John!!!!
  • jenepooh
    jenepoohalmost 3 years ago

    LOVE this one, John! If you ever made a calendar with just your Sunflowers, I would SO buy it! :D

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture John

  • Beth  Wode
    Beth Wodealmost 3 years ago

    Woah!! Sensational image John :) so so beautiful.

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Awesome work :)

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27almost 3 years ago

    oooh pretty that sky is fantastic

  • Eden R. Knizacky
    Eden R. Knizackyalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning work John!

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyalmost 3 years ago

    Really pretty, John!

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