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Awaiting The Summer Rains by kkart Awaiting The Summer Rains by kkart
As the summer rain storm comes in over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at dusk, Sunflowers turn away from it as if to seek shelter from the impending weather. Captured in rural Longmont, Colorado...it is like standing in the middle of heaven while shooting this. It is hard to describe in mere words the scene, it really isn't possible. I just hope you all like it!

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200DT Lens
Grad ND & CPL
Tripod and shutter release

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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely depth of field and such pretty bright colours :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Photographer
wicked... this is definitely better with the shorter depth of field this shot I reckon!
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Paulaart18 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely view :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so warm for a nite I'm having.............
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the different ways you have captured this field. I also want to let you know that I think HDR is okay as long as it is done correctly. You have a very nice touch at it, bringing out the colors without making it look un- or super-natural.

Many of the photographers on dA are way too heavy on the saturation, and the image becomes too unreal, and I think maybe they are covering up a bad photo, rather than accepting that it's their idea of art.

Of course, this is coming from one who likes to present his work as close to out of the camera as possible. That's just my preference, my view of my own work, and it doesn't mean I'm not interested in edited photography. The darkroom is, after all, as much a part of photography as the camera and the photographer.

I apologize for the wordiness of this comment, but it's the best way I could find of explaining how and why I appreciate your photography.
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CarlyKarp Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Sunflower fields forever...beautiful
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AlexandrinaAna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Photographer
Featured: [link] :sun:
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MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your photos of sunflowers... they make me so happy! :sun:
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devikadesilva Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
LOVE the whole series, it creates a magical atmosphere!
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MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Beautiful John :beer:
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photofairy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
beautiful scene :clap:
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Wow, must travel.
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Pink-Poogleh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
And some say that there isn't Beauty in America.
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krazykarl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
odd.... i saw this thumbnail on the front page and said to myself "hey! that looks familiar.... i live there!"

then when i read that its Longmont, Colorado, i thought "whoa! i was right!"

unusual since Longmont is such a relatively small city compared to the vastness of the internet. Here's a video I shot of these sunflowers: [link]
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Aleex618 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
this picture pops [-=
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YokoSC Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is this at a farm?
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
a lovely blend of colors
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Happytragedies Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Breathtaking! The colours are fantastic.
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Zethara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Such beauty...
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Beautiful work! :heart:
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endless-irony Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
love all of your sunflower pics. the color the light and the atmosphere is well captured. :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really great pic :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love your sunflower fields John
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I adore your sunflowers!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Wow...love the way the yellow contrasts with the blue!
I never get tired of looking at your sunflower shots.
Such a beautiful shot! :clap:
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