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Kansas Sunflower Harvest



Shot in a Kansas field in 2014 while back in my home state for a visit.

Shot in a Kansas field in 2014 while back in my home state for a visit.
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michellebarnes PRO
 
michellebarnes July 14, 2016
What an absolutely beautiful picture! I'm in Australia and have been looking for sunflower farms to get a great capture like this! Well done :-)
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David_Blakley_Photography August 23, 2016
Michelle, you are very welcome! Thank you for the likes and rewards.
scottdavidnicoll
 
scottdavidnicoll August 30, 2016
Wonderful photo
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David_Blakley_Photography September 22, 2016
Thank you, Scott.
scottdavidnicoll
 
scottdavidnicoll August 30, 2016
You are blessed
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David_Blakley_Photography September 22, 2016
Yes, I am. My Lord Jesus gives me this skill which is for His Glory.
neilvendeiro
 
neilvendeiro September 21, 2016
Slaves to the sun. Great photo.
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David_Blakley_Photography September 22, 2016
Neil, I guess you are right - never thought of it that way. Thanks for the feedback!
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nina050 October 31, 2016
Gorgeous!
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Cavanrose January 02, 2017
Stunning !
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Bazz January 19, 2017
Beautiful!
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iluv2shoot August 06, 2017
Stunning capture!
Mrsviruet
 
Mrsviruet September 05, 2017
Beautiful
JBordons
 
JBordons October 24, 2017
Beautiful shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
While driving around the countryside in East Central Kansas near the capital of Topeka.
Time
Between 6 and 8 pm as it was nearing sunset.
Lighting
This one was basically a "point and shoot" moment and no tripod was used. I always have my camera set on Aperture Priority and then manual focus. This was taken at 70mm, F8, and 1/80th/sec with manual focus and natural light.
Equipment
Nikon D5100 DSLR, no tripod.
Inspiration
I grew up in northeastern Kansas in a small farming community and have always loved crops and livestock. I was just out for a drive and didn't even know I was going to be able to capture this magnificent photo. Yes, there is skill involved, but I would be amiss if I didn't give my Lord Jesus the glory for helping me take this shot.
Editing
A little contrast adjustment in Photoshop CC 2015.
In my camera bag
Nikon D5100, Fuji Finepix S7000, various multipliers for macros, a tripod, and various filters.
Feedback
It may seem odd to some, but I pray before I take off on with my camera and ask my Lord to be my guide to get a great shot that will glorify Him.

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