BrianaK
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RexPhotography June 03, 2015
nice shot.
 
CherylG July 23, 2015
Beautiful!! Very creative work of art!!
 
Joykaye March 11, 2016
spectacular
 
lauradeshane April 21, 2016
This is a great photo! I love sun flowers. Where in Minnesota are you from?
 
clem May 26, 2016
Fantastic image, I must try harder.
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johnweitzel July 25, 2016
BEAUTIFUL DETAIL.
 
carlbrugger September 07, 2016
Congratulations for your contest final! I tried a similar shot a few days ago, and I liked the picture..... Now that I see yours, it is miles for me to go! Absolute masterpiece, I like it the most. Kind regards!
 
PEIPhotography September 10, 2016
How does one get that many views I just took a shot like this yesterday. Do tags really help.
 
photodangeniic September 20, 2018
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Joy



Sunflowers are lively and pulchritudinous for a brief period of time before they turn destitute and wilted. However, in that glorious period, they emulate the s...
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Sunflowers are lively and pulchritudinous for a brief period of time before they turn destitute and wilted. However, in that glorious period, they emulate the sensation of joy. I desired to capture that feeling of nostalgic happiness in my viewer’s soul in this photograph, entitled “Joy,” to convey my disposition while observing the stunning nature of a sunflower at peak. The spirit of joy is prevalent in nature, but it requires pausing and admiring the subtle beauty of the outdoors.
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Contest Finalist in Colors and Mood Photo Contest
Winner in Sunflowers Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Macro flowers Photo Challenge
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph in my backyard in the Midwest United States.
Time
This was taken around midday a couple of summers ago. Usually I avoid shooting at that time unless it's overcast, but the light the sun cast upon the petals of this sunflower were too stunning to pass up.
Lighting
I always try to create a powerful mood within my photography that my viewers can experience with the same emotions I felt when shooting it. In this particular shot, the soft sunlight catching on the petals and the composition of the piece gave me the feeling of joy - which in turn gave me inspiration for giving it the title "Joy."
Equipment
To create this image, I used a Canon 60D and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
Inspiration
I am tremendously inspired by nature. The fact that such beautiful details exist in nature astounds me and makes me desire to capture the details of life.
Editing
The only post processing I have done on this photograph is color correction and spot removal.
In my camera bag
These days I typically pack a Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.4, and Canon 20-35mm lenses. In addition, I pack an assortment of filters (ND, Polarizers, UV, etc). Depending on the type of scenery I am aiming to shoot, I will pack a tripod if necessary.
Feedback
Look for the details in life and strive to capture them in a realistic and accurate manner. Overall, humanity is so rushed for success and fame that the small, yet stunning, details of life are commonly overlooked. Capture life in a way that others do not see and show them what they are passing by in life without realizing. In short: make people look and floor them with what you create.

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