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"Paradise Is...." Sunflowers, Sunsets, Mountains, and Colorado!

Photographed on the eastern plains of Colorado, during a display of what I can only call 'Heavenly'.

I sure hope this Sunflower field returns this year, and praying hard at that too! It has provided me with some of the most amazing photographs I have ever shot....and unobstructed views of the whole front range are almost a rarity these days.

You can see the entire series so far that I have posted (yes I have MANY more yet to come) in my collection called
The Sunflower Series
---John

:bulletred: More can always be seen on my website at jdebordphoto.com Photo is © John De Bord, 2009. Please do not blog or use my photos without getting my permission first. This is NOT a creative commons photograph! I do my best to answer all comments and comment back, but it isn't always possible. I really thank you all for your support, it really means a LOT to me!
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This photo is so visually stunning, with the lighting creating an unusual orange colour on the sunflowers which contrasts well with the green. Although the horizon line is very high up in the frame, one can still see so much - the mountain range and the sky.
Everybody has seen a sunflower field picture before, but this is so impressive because it is so much better than any I have seen before. It seems that you chose the perfect time of day to capture this photo; when the heads were facing away from the mountains, and the sky and light were attractive.
Very well done, I hope to see more like this!
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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Photographer
nice!
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PleisarPup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
So beautiful!
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love sunflowers. This is a fantastic view.
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CarDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa... this is stunning.
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NightSan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ocean....
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Iulian-dA-gallery Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning!:shocked:
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
didn't you happen to get a huge sale of this one on shutterstock? :> check here: [link] it's a Polish version of Michael Freeman HDR handbook, I just knew I know this cover photo :D
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Paula I just saw your message here, that is pretty odd actually....I didn't have an EL on that image, and will have to look in to this more, have you seen the book personally? I have to figure out a way to contact the publisher asap
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
yup, I have it, what info do you need?
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
the publishers contact info, can u note me it plz hon? Thanks
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
here you go (here's info from the book itself):

publisher: G+J RBA Sp. z o.o. & Co. Spůłka Komandytowa
Licensed by National Geographic Society
Address: Wynalazek 4, 02-677 Warszawa
Marketing department: phone number: (+48)(22)6400725
e-mail: handlowy@nationalgeographic.pl

(lol printed in China :D)

and some more important info

cover project: Natalia Baranowska
photos on the cover (front) Shutterstock(2), Age fotostock / East News, (back) Shutterstock (4), Getty Images / FPM


And here you have the publisher website AND the book we're talking about:
[link]


The funniest thing is that it's German company ('spolka komandytowa' is a German form of company) and I guess they only have a department in Poland. Though I might be wrong and it's separate firm...

And here's publishing company contact info:

company name: G+J Gruner+Jahr Polska
Sp. z o.o. & Co.
Spůłka Komandytowa

address: ul.Marynarska 15
02-674 Warszawa

phone: tel.: +48 22 360 38 00
phone / fax: tel.fax: +48 22 360 36 45


client service office:
tel.: +48 22 360 37 77
fax: +48 22 360 42 08
e-mail: bok@guj.pl


I think that's all I was able to find. Tell me how the case is developing, I'm very interested in how it will all go.
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kkart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome Paula thank you so much for doing this for me! :hug:
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
It was a bit tricky to find, so make good use of it! :) And tell me how it goes, keeping my fingers for you. :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks and I will
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999999999a Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Just absolutely stunning. Thanks.
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks!
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SnowPinappleYeah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
omfggg !!! This is REALLY stunning. Perfect shot, perfect angle, perfect landscape.
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Feautured in journal [link]
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vollyy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hi, look-in my journal [link]
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
hey thank you!
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vollyy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Neon-Monkey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing shot! Never seen anything like it. Thanks!!
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coulombic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009   Photographer
That is flat-out stunning. Great colors; what technique was used, as far as light control? Filters, or HDR? I'm guessing some rather nice GNDs, as this appears far too contrasty to be an HDR. Might be mistaken.

On a different note, I actually drove through this area last October, swearing that I would return in the spring to see the blooms. Sadly, time was not on my side.
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Cat34215 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing.
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Monkllamingo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Paradise is...Perfect,well,at least this picture is :)
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wonenownlee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
BRAVO :thumbsup:
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kkart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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mybearjana Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
This is just an amazing image! Any crop that includes the top band is a winning picture...it was a pleasure just to watch it load!
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Photographer
 
               :bulletblue: Hi, I featured you here.
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing, just amazing
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kitmangore Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Wonderful
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kkart Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Much appreciated!
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like it removed. Find it here--> [link]
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TheAcornAcademy Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
this makes me feel good.
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kkart Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) It is wonderful to know my images can have that kind of effect, thank you!
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DragonTeethe Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
This looks so perfect I feel I wish I could just melt into it :love:
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eKBS Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
with f/4.5 how could you achieve this great DOF?

Wonderful view!
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kkart Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
yep I did :) Gotta love sharp lenses lol
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Sam2103 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
this is wonderfull

gr samantha
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chilipalmer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Stunning, love this sea of sunflowers. Beautiful :)
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TheRealOneEye Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Interface Designer
This is just like a scene out of Samurai Champloo! Fuu could be searching for the samurai that smells of sunflowers right as we speak, in this very field! :)

Great picture!
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well I really appreciate the words here, thanks!
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
This is real? A real scene? Not a photomanipulation or a painting, but a real honest scene?? I am flabberghasted. :faint:
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Josu-oh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
simply beautyful, the colors are perfect
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Well I certainly appreciate that, thank you!
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Buszujacy-w-zbozu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i remember some sunflowers in my grandma garden.. but i've never seen something so amazing, like this! i wish i could saw such landscape by my own eyes.. stunning
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S-t-r-a-n-g-e Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
amazing-amazing army of sunflowers !!!
just dream to find such HUGE collection and to shot it ..
Sounds pathetic ? yes i know but still want .. :-)
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cRomoZone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Featured this picture in my journal here
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papatheo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your fantastic photograph has been featured here [link]
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sukriye35 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow! sunflowers and a beautiful sunset
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