© David A. Ziser
With today being the anniversary of my 3,000th blog post, I thought I should work the number three into my “image of the day” post ;~) This image was made earlier this year. We were attending a family function and on the way home passed a beautiful sunflower field. I steered the car down the country road to get much closer to this very beautiful site.
I took several images that afternoon and already have posted a few of those images here at DigitalProTalk. This is another one of my favorite images from that afternoon shoot. With all the bright colors already present I wanted to accentuate those colors and contrasts even more. I worked on the image a bit in Lightroom 3 and then over to Photoshop for a few experiments and then back to Lightroom 3 to finish up my post production work.
I really like the stylized almost surreal effect that I was able to create with this image. It reminds me, ever so slightly, of one of the van Gogh paintings. Compositionally I like the three sunflowers gracing the foreground of the image. Behind them are five new baby sunflowers about ready to blossom. The background is nicely out of focus leaving the three bright sunflowers in the foreground as primary points of interest making for wonderful color play throughout.
As I was working on this image I couldn't help but think how cool it may look printed up in a much larger configuration and hanging in our home. Over the weekend I’ll just give that a try.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18–200mm IS lens at 200mm, F8.0@ 1/500 second, ISO 400. Enjoy!– David