Exploring a sunflower

Last weekend, my son and I found some sunflowers at Trader Joe’s. They looked so droopy I didn’t hold out much hope for them. But we bought them anyway, and were amazed at how much they bloomed once we got them in water.

Sunflower ©2009 Daniel Sroka

This photograph is just one of the first studies I’ve done. My hope is to create a photograph that feels like a sunflower, not just looks like one. My challenge with these flowers has been their intense yellow/orange color. It is so bright and saturated, it blows away my camera sensor, making it extremely hard to capture.

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