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NashLongImages November 29, 2016
Great timing
 
Capture-Life February 01, 2017
WOOOW! This is AMAZING !!! :):) I'm in AWE !! :):)
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Jason_Hayes February 03, 2017
Thank you so much CaptureLife77!
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beckyreding February 26, 2017
REALLY COOL!! GREAT JOB!
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Jason_Hayes March 13, 2017
Thank you Becky!
 
milanbarta March 01, 2017
omg amazing wooooow
 
Witmar March 01, 2017
amazing picture
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Jason_Hayes March 13, 2017
Thanks Witmar!
 
mavishageman March 01, 2017
I like how the horizon divides both elements of sky and land so strongly.
 
loved2030 March 03, 2017
Wow
 
medlabtech March 05, 2017
Amazing capture
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Jason_Hayes March 13, 2017
Thank you medlabtech!
 
EdithNero March 13, 2017
Stunning capture
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Jason_Hayes March 13, 2017
Thanks Edith!
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JayneBug March 18, 2017
Magnificent capture. Unique and beautiful.
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Jason_Hayes March 18, 2017
Thank you JayneBug!
 
JWeed March 24, 2017
Great image!
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Jason_Hayes March 24, 2017
Thanks JWeed!
 
Txpixelpixie March 24, 2017
Incredible! So glad you stuck around so we can live vicariously through this capture!!
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Jason_Hayes March 25, 2017
Thank you very much Oh_Nicole!
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photoluv March 26, 2017
Amazing shot
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Jason_Hayes March 26, 2017
Thanks photoluv!
 
nforb91 March 29, 2017
Omg I love this! And I love storms!! ????????
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Jason_Hayes March 30, 2017
Thank you very much nforb91! I love storms too!
 
jenibrown March 30, 2017
WOW just WONDERFUL
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Jason_Hayes March 31, 2017
Thank you so much Jenibrown!
 
T4sh4 May 14, 2017
Wow!
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Jason_Hayes May 16, 2017
Thanks T4sh4!
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sallyG11 May 25, 2017
Truly brilliant, spectacular capture in depth and colour!
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Jason_Hayes May 25, 2017
Thanks sallygravener!
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martinjambrajambrich May 27, 2017
Breathtaking photography
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Jason_Hayes May 31, 2017
Thank you very much!
 
Marcpen June 30, 2017
Brilliant picture, a great composition
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Jason_Hayes July 09, 2017
Thank you Marcpen!
 
Davebfc7 July 21, 2017
Awesome shot
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Jason_Hayes July 28, 2017
Thank you Davebfc7!
 
Vanismile July 26, 2017
Incredible and lovely capture:)
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Jason_Hayes July 28, 2017
Thank you very much Vanismile!
 
Furnitureman September 09, 2017
Cool shot
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Jason_Hayes September 10, 2017
Thanks Furnitureman!
 
Boss5D December 17, 2017
Stunning shot ????
 
DeannaOwnsHerOwn March 31, 2018
Love it
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Jason_Hayes August 07, 2018
Thanks!
 
Fergal123 July 19, 2018
One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen
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Jason_Hayes August 07, 2018
Thank you very much!
 
MamaG513 August 02, 2018
This is absolutely breathtaking!
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Jason_Hayes August 07, 2018
Thank you so much MamaG513!
 
Rezaw November 16, 2018
Amazing
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Jason_Hayes November 19, 2018
Thank you!
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andreaeptonward November 27, 2018
Amazing capture x
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Jason_Hayes December 01, 2018
Thank you very much!
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Beautiful
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Jason_Hayes Mar 24
Thank you!
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This is incredible!
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Jason_Hayes Apr 21
Thanks!
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thunderlake May 01
Incredible and dramatic weather with the sweetness of sunflowers...Congratulations!
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Jason_Hayes May 13
Thank you!

Storm on the Horizon in Denver



I went out for sunset pictures with the sunflowers but it was windy and not so good but then this storm came in with lightning and made things so much more inte...
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I went out for sunset pictures with the sunflowers but it was windy and not so good but then this storm came in with lightning and made things so much more interesting!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken a little east of Denver Colorado near the airport. There are fields of sunflowers and every August photographers search for just the right one.
Time
This photo was shot just as the sun was going down. All the other photographers had left as it was starting to get dark but I stuck around to see what the fast moving storm would do hoping to get some nice lightning strikes.
Lighting
The lighting for this is interesting because the sun was dipping below the horizon but it was still giving off a nice glow. It was also dark enough from the storm clouds to get some long exposures and pick up the lightning without over exposing the sunflowers.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Nikon D7000. The lens was most likely my Nikkor 18-300. I use a sturdy Manfrotto Tripod and Really Right Stuff ball head.
Inspiration
I had seen many other photos from these Sunflower fields loved the seas of yellow. It is a bit of an adventure trying to find these fields which for me is a part of the fun. I was afraid my pictures where going to be boring as the sunset was full but then when this crazy storm blew in it completely changed by approach as the background was quickly becoming more interesting than the foreground!
Editing
For this photo I did a bit of sharpening to bring out the structure of the clouds and dialed up the vibrance to bring out the color of the fading sun.
In my camera bag
My bag pretty much always has my Nikon D7000 and two lenses, a Nikkor 18-300 as well as a Tokina 11-16 mm which I use for wide shots or low light and milky way stuff.
Feedback
The fun with this photo is finding the sunflower fields in August. Then I watch the weather forecast to pick a day when there will be some clouds. The next trick is to get there a bit before sunset to figure out some compositions. Then it is really wait and see what the weather does. I always stick around well after the sun sets just too see what the sky does. Some of my favorite photos been taken 30 minutes to an hour after the sun drops below the horizon. For picking up the lightning bolts I use long exposures of 10 seconds or more and just take a lot of shots until I get lucky.

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