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Reach for the sky



Poppies against a blue sky

Poppies against a blue sky
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16 Comments | Report
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 18, 2015
Wonderful shot!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock September 16, 2015
Love this! The poppies just took my breath away...
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 21, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
Chefloves2cook PRO
 
Chefloves2cook October 04, 2015
Fantastic contrast, love the capture
Svany
 
Svany October 12, 2015
Beautiful!!
Xenya
 
Xenya February 15, 2016
Fantastic colors! great work!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography February 18, 2016
Love the POV on this!
Ameliajoy15
 
Ameliajoy15 March 03, 2016
Really pretty photo!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 21, 2016
Very Nice capture
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy November 21, 2016
Beautiful shot!
barbararybolt
 
barbararybolt March 03, 2017
Perfect perspective!
onalie PRO
 
onalie March 12, 2017
Stunning! I love the perspective and the colors are lovely
myriamverne-soury PRO
 
myriamverne-soury March 13, 2017
Great shot !
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 20, 2017
Wonderful shot! Great perspective and so sharp throughout. Great light!
joybello PRO+
 
joybello May 20, 2017
Nice point of view and depth of field!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 25, 2017
Beautiful color / Voted

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Behind The Lens

Location
A local garden centre near my work in the UK plants up areas to demonstrate new techniques or showcase new plants. The year this was taken they had planted a wild flower meadow which consisted almost entirely of yellow poppies at the time this was taken.
Time
Slap, bang in the middle of the day - my lunch break from work.
Lighting
Lying on the floor with the camera shooting towards the sun to get the light through the poppy petals, careful placement was needed to avoid glare.
Equipment
Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.
Inspiration
I was looking for a different angle on the flowers to avoid just taking a record shot. Lying on the ground looking up towards the sky gave a "worm's eye" view and contrasted the colours against the blue sky.
Editing
I don't do a lot of post-processing with my shots preferring to do the work "in camera" where possible. Just a little saturation boosting and sharpening was needed for this image.
In my camera bag
At present, kit consists of a Canon EOS 7D and various Canon and Sigma lenses.
Feedback
Experiment with viewpoints - get down low or up high. Don't just shoot from eye level.

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