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My friend, Mike Kaplon from work took me to see this amazing sunflower field in Newbury, Massachusetts USA on 8/11/10. I have seen sunflowers but never saw a field quite like this! It was spectacular and what made it even more amazing was, above the flower heads, you could see an umbrella, as we walked along the field, we found this woman sitting behind an easel. She was capturing the beauty in her own way. Little does she know that she helped me capture the beauty of her presence among these amazing flowers! True story! :)

Dedicated to Mike Kaplon, hope he is on the mend soon!!! Miss you, buddy!

I received word from Mike’s sister yesterday that Mike passed away on 1/20/12. Mike was a gentle and kind person who I feel honored to have known and had as a friend!!! I will miss Mike very much and I pray that he is at peace now. RIP Mike and thank you for your friendship!

410 views as of 1/22/12.

Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in Picasa (1 raw image), 200 ISO, handheld, 70×300, f/9.


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  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    That umbrella there just really makes this even more beautiful!! Such beautiful sunflowers!!

  • Thanks so much!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • alan lewis
    alan lewisabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful idea and beautifully composed

  • Thanks so much!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 4 years ago

    Very, very beautiful Monica!!! The umbrella really adds another dimension! Well done! :D

  • Thanks very much, Eva!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Marcia Plante
    Marcia Planteabout 4 years ago

    Love this!!

  • Thank you, Marcia!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    I LOVE this Monica! Brilliant idea!

  • Well, it wasn’t my idea….but I loved the way it looked, so I captured it! There are lots of artists in the area….lucky to happen upon one! Thanks, Robin!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    wow, love this , like near beach also, where exactly this field , it worse seeing alive

  • Thanks, Luda!!! It is on Scotland Rd in Newbury, I believe….

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonabout 4 years ago

    WOW lucky you !!! Wonderful capture !!!

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    Oooo!!! That’s fabulous

  • Thanks, Lorraine!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 4 years ago


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