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The Colors Of A Late Evening by kkart The Colors Of A Late Evening by kkart
There are times when photographing that I get lucky and the light and the whole scene just comes together...lucky to be standing witnessing that most people either pay no attention to at all or are to busy inside their homes to notice. Such was this scene at the Sunflower fields here on Colorado. Photographed at sunset, there was some outflow going on from a storm over the mountains and as it flowed eastward it created what is known as "verga" (rain that dissipates before hitting the ground) setting up an incredible sunset with some crazy dynamic range. The dynamic range was so insane that I actually had to use my Sony a550s in camera HDR set to +2.5 combined with a 2 stop GND and CPL to get it all. I also decided to capture it using a panorama setting.

Yeah it was a productive year for Sunflowers! I hope you all enjoy it

John

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See more on my website jdebordphoto.com all work copyrighted 2011 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
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:iconjamm6512:
jamm6512 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Love this shot, so much that I bought it two years ago for my girlfriend who loves sunflowers. It's just a pleasant piece to look at.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
well i certainly appreciate that, thank you!
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Guitar-Child Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I first saw this photo (a long, long time ago), I thought there was no way it could be real. I remember wishing such a beautiful scene had actually existed. I think I favorited it in a hurry for lack of time to read your artist comment. Now that I am looking through my old favorites I find that it's 100% real and I can't stop smiling. You're truly a lucky man to have seen it all in person. Thank you for posting it where everyone else can see it as well.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
well hey thanks! Glad you enjoy it so much!
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spaceibiza1313 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
hello ... a picture really wonderful .. really well done! I wanted to ask if you can use it as a background in handling ... do not worry ... there is no problem if you do not want ... I turned to find a suitable background for handling and this seemed to me the perfect image! hello and thank you
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Kaato66 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly amazing shot and perfect HDR!
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Nitouryuu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
superb!
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neutralnight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh...preeetty....want. ><
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puithitapa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
พระเจ้าจอร์จมันยอดมาก สวดยอดด!!!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!
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joaninhah Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Beautiful.
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Well, that's amazing!
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:iconnest64:
Nest64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist
True, the whole scene it's picture perfect... I mean, the colors, the light, clouds, horizon, everything! So beautiful!
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IT2104997 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. it makes me relaxed.. your a real photographer!!
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budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
:clap:
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:iconwiingzz:
wiingzz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this looks amazing
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LeftyNinja Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Especially the colors and light.
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rafikm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beautiful shot..
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:iconcmickle:
cmickle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Amazing
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sleepwhilemoving Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love how the most of the flowers are already sleeping :) awesome work you've got here!
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Chaos2251 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Your shots are absolutely ridiculous.
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AmberSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad you accepted to have this in our gallery, this picture is simply amazing,
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LaAcquaAlta Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Just stunning... :shocked: :clap:
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autumn-symphony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This is one of the best photographs I've ever seen in my life...
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Persepho Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Wonderful :)
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tolgagonulluleroglu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really beautiful . . .
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gilgalaad Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
can't find words to comment.
simply amazing.
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Morit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Incredibly great photo ;) And thank you for that kind of info, makes watching it much more satisfying ;)
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Melektaus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
In my opinion my friend, that's no luck, that's patient and patient pays, you capture the most amazing light and mixed it with a great composition. Spectacular image.
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Redxibi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! Can't really criticize this. I love that orange haze which hangs above the sun flowers. Good use of HDR technique too!
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Zell-zita Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
wow! i have seen many sunflower field photo's - but non like this!! Absolutely STUNNING!
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Eyliphca Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
<3 this is making a smile on my face! thanks for sharing this :)
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louiecablouie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. That doesn't even look real...Amazing! :)
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99alie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
what a wonderful landscape, love it :heart:
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carlahoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Wow, amazing photo!!
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Panda-Princess131 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful darling, really.
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Deviant-Kaneda Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing shot O__________O
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JonasHodneHaugen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Stunning:D
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I posted this for my friend whom I'm pursuing towards marriage on her facebook wall. Her favorite flower is the Sunflower.

This was her comment:
[This] made me cry.The sunflowers that were fading and dieing reminded me of the lost, and the ones that were bright and looking for the light reminded me of the saved . Such a BEAUTIFUL picture.

I agree with her - I love this shot.

I see from your groups this has been posted in that you took this in Colorado - where in CO did you shoot this?
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
tell her thank you!

I shot this out by Denver International Airport.
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice. Was it up Tower perchance? I was just shooting sunflowers up that way a couple weeks ago, but I didn't see this angle, but I gather there are multiple fields further on from where I was shooting :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
nawwww was farther east than Tower. We did see one field out by Tower but it was the much smaller sunflowers, these are the really large ones used for oil. Where abouts on Tower were you at?
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tower & 104th... do you know what cross streets the ones you saw were at? I'd like to go find them, seeing as I live at Tower & I70 :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
ya they are long gone by now, we were there a month ago and they were dying and wilting. It was off of like 72nd and Monaghan
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PhoenixHawke Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh darn. But good to know for next year :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
You may want to read this :) And yes you are more than welcomed to join us all [link]
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JanneO Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture and so well processed! It works great at a wallpaper. I enhanced it a bit more. Beautiful work!

Have a great day!

Cheers,
Janne
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MiuMiuchi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!!!
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AJHege Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
I submitted your Beautiful Panorama to EarthGaia: [link]
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:iconthunderi:
Thunderi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! I love colours
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