Sunflower surprise...

August 29, 2016

There’s nothing like experiencing a beautiful summer’s day blossoming before you in the rolling Sussex countryside - but to discover sunflowers, expectantly reaching towards the sunrise (and sensitively arranged, just-so, into an east-west corridor, by an aesthetically motivated farmer) was inspiring to the max.


Sunflowers at Madehurst

Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm, 1/50 second, f11, ISO 64, tripod,

06.40, 27th August 2016


Sunflowers at Madehurst

Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 24mm, 1/40 second, f8, ISO 64, tripod,

06.30, 27th August 2016


It was one of those mornings when I really didn’t know which way to turn and several of my shots ended up as keepers. The territory may not look that steep or hostile, but this was at the end of a mighty stomp uphill, around the edge of a flinty ploughed field and then through the stubble, nearly two kilometres from the car park where I first arrived. When I finally got set up in the positon I preferred to acquire a few shots, I moved back about twenty metres - and right behind me there was a lay-by and a main road…


Ah well, the exercise did me good.





Please reload

Featured Posts

April 18, 2020

January 28, 2020

December 29, 2017

October 16, 2017

July 31, 2017

May 22, 2017

April 29, 2017

March 12, 2017

Please reload

Please reload