Wild Sunflowers

My photography and post processing skills have improved in the last few years so I decided to go back and re-process some of my older images. I'm not certain, but I think this is a wild sunflower. The image was taken several years ago while driving along Wargo Road. It was pickup day at the Honey Brook Organic Farm in Pennington and I noticed patches of these flowers on the west side of the road. I had my Nikkor 85 f/1.8 and had been putting it to use for over a month. I don't think I had a purchased tripod at that time or if I had not yet started keeping it in the car wth me. The image was captured just before noon and it was summer. There was a lot of light.

My post processing skills were minimal back then. The series of images sat in my Lightroom catalog. I did nothing with them.

The original looked like this.

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In Photoshop I removed some cobwebs. I used one of Matt Kloskowski's Lightroom presets to highlight the upper right hand corner to isolate that region and simplify the image. I like the result. What do you think?

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.