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Wild Sunflowers of the Sunrise by kkart Wild Sunflowers of the Sunrise by kkart
Wild Sunflowers of the Sunrise

First a personal word on this shot......speaking from my heart....

Ya know, every now and then when you are photographing a scene, the world seems to literally stop. The scene goes like this....
here I was down a road that dead ended looking out towards the Eastern Plains of Colorado, early in the morning and not a sound to be heard. Waiting for the first light of dawn to come over the hill. The doors on my car were open when suddenly I hear the familiar twang of a guitar from Big & Rich's song "Lost in This Moment"and I just simply froze.....in a trance. The only thing that was missing from this whole entire scene was you Judy. I honestly would have given anything to be spending this moment with you. For once, a moment in time, where the world seemed like it was actually almost perfect. I simply don't have the words to really describe what it was I was feeling when I shot this.........so I shall let the image speak for me...


Minolta 5D
Minolta 18-200 DT Lens
Dynatran 858 Tripod
Singh-Ray CPL
HDR through Photomatix
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Critique: I love sunflowers so right away I like this picture. What I think could make it better is making sure that the day you go to shoot is not as cloudy as it is in this picture. You can't get the full beauty of the sunrise because of this. Also you might have wanted to go a few steps to the right so that at the edge of the left would be those two sunflowers---right there popping out at you. Overall though, this is a very well done picture. I especially love the author's note you put under it. Very touching.
Lastly I want to say am NOT a professional photographer. I just do it for fun and even then rarely put them up on the internet. So PLEASE do not be offended by my critique- my intention was to make a few SMALL suggestions.

God Bless,
Fell4
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PondDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning shot. ;)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
well hey thanks!
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:iconponddreamer:
PondDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. ;)
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Zugo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding photo... I love those blues... :O
:+fav:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Well glad ya like it! This is a fav of mine
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dreami Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I just LOVE sunflowers and this is one of the best photo of these flowers I'v ever seen. Thank you for sharing!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Well hey thanks!
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:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Amazing, I love it!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful just beautiful :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks Drew!
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Gorgeous! :)
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malevolentsinners Featured By Owner May 29, 2008   Artist
I am a technical kind of guy most of the times, this photograph is when exceptions occur-simply beautiful, truly a moment to share with someone special.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Well thank you!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Haven't seen this photo of yours before....your best i.m.o
The only thing I can criticize is that white highlight....other than that....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
Actually I think this one is my best [link] now I am gonna quiz ya, does that one seem to oversaturated as well?? :D I wanna hear!
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Deliciaa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Now this is impactive.. what a gorgeous shot!! you must live in one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Well done John :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
Impactive! I like that! Thanks Mia! Ya it is gorgeous here! :D
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MichaelSanderson Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
This image has been featured in my journal ( [link] ) And i've also added it to my fav's :)
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SadTeena Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
gorgeous :)
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:iconin27:
IN27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful picture! World in its most beautiful colours!
And I like your comment to it too...
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks so much!
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Pascale-Marry Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you very much!
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:iconartstarter:
artstarter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A perfect image. Its like all their little faces are waiting for the moment...for the first rays of light. The tension is great and the sentiment.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks and ya I agree, I can't wait til this summer again, I am gonna be going balls out lol
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:iconartstarter:
artstarter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well...I should think so...totally balls out at least. :lol:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
lol
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layenne Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
great shot.
i love this photo :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
nks !I Much appreciate that!
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:iconlayenne:
layenne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
you're welcome :)
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poeticgirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
really awesome shot. great job. :):)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D Well thank you very much!
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poeticgirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
well you're very welcome. :):)
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007   General Artist
Magnificent! And your story is the cherry on top. Pity you couldn't have that moment as perfect, I know. Still waiting for my perfectly perfect moments to happen.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks! Glad you like it!
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:iconpearlypony:
PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007   General Artist
:D I do.
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SltWtrKisses Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I get lost looking at this shot... Examining the swirls of the clouds.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
Ya it was just so utterly surreal when I was there shooting this.......I was basically lost
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:iconbebecca:
Bebecca Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
His photos are beautiful! !
Make Me agreed dream ...
Congratulations for talent!

=)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) Well thanks so much, glad ya like it!
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Ikarisou Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
All I can say that this picture is just unbelievable wonderful... The scene is really breathtaking... I can almost feel the cold air, anticipating the first sunbeams to warm everything up... And the sunflowers are just the tiny little extra that makes this pic really stand out...
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
well I really appreciate that, thank you so much!
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Ikarisou Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
You're welcome!
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Tafkah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely shot!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D Well thank you kindly!
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:iconernieleo:
ernieleo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Beautiful as always :thumbsup:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) thanks
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Just letting you know that I featured this deviation in my journal today: [link]
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you!
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Make
KONICA MINOLTA
Model
MAXXUM 5D
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 5, 2007, 5:11:37 AM
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