Zenfolio | John De Bord Photography | Landscape Prints | God's Painted Sky
Uploaded 9-Jan-12
Taken 16-Aug-11
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Photo Info

Dimensions900 x 590
Original file size847 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Aug-11 19:35
Date modified9-Jan-12 06:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A550
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.5
Exposure0.4s at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
God's Painted Sky

God's Painted Sky

Fine art prints & posters available of this photograph

What you are looking at here is one of my favorite sunflower shots that I have ever taken. I actually just got around to processing this yesterday (ya I am very very behind) and it has been sitting in my “to process bin” inside Lightroom for several months now.

Captured along the plains of the Colorado Rockies, the Verga (rain that evaporates before it hits the ground) was reflecting against the sunset. Talk about stuff that makes for some utterly amazing lighting conditions, this is it! You just can’t get much better light when this sort of thing happens. Captured with several other friends who are photographers over on G+, we were all pretty much really excited when the sky went ‘pop’…For this shot I decided to capture it using my Sony a550’s ability to shoot HDR in camera, combined with a Fotodiox Grad ND and CPL on my Minolta 18-200 lens, backed by my tripod and wireless shutter release.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.