Sunflower Fields Forever

August 17th, 2011 by Denise Ippolito

 


Sunflowers

Sunflowers ~ NJ
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography

 

I started off my morning at this beautiful Sunflower farm in New Jersey. I arrived just before sunrise. A hint of fog was in the air and I was excited to set up. The early morning was peaceful and I had the entire field to myself. I spent hours capturing a variety of images. I couldn’t get enough. I used my fisheye lens, my 24-105mm lens and my 100mm Macro lens. I brought a step stool and tripod. The farmer told me that he has another crop about two weeks behind this one so I may get a chance to go again.


Sunflowers

Sunflowers with Nik Color Efex Midnight filter applied.
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography

 


Sunflowers

Sunflowers ~ NJ
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography
This is an in-camera blur with a small crop from the top. I love the way they look wind-tossed. 1/8 sec. at f/22 ISO 50

 


Sunflowers

Sunflowers ~ NJ
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography
Same settings as above but with more camera movement applied for a more abstract look. To learn more about creating pleasing blurs check out my “Guide to Pleasing Blurs” that I co-authored with Arthur Morris.

 


Sunflowers

Sunflowers ~ NJ
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography
This image is an in-camera blur that I did some slight touch up work to. It had a couple of empty spaces in what I would consider the wrong spots.

 

 


Sunflowers

Sunflowers w/ Fractalius applied
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography

 


Sunflower

Sunflower w/ a Zoom, Twirl and Pinch filter in Photoshop applied
Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography

You can see Denise’s website at www.deniseippolito.com.

Denise also has a new ebook in the store:  My First Impressions of Bosque del Apache.

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3 Responses to “Sunflower Fields Forever”

  1. Stacia says:

    What farm is this? Amazing pictures!

  2. Michael Zajac says:

    Outstanding images. Your creativity is over the top.

  3. geri says:

    would you mind posting what field this is ? thanks

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