“Sunflower Frenzy”

Well, it’s that time of year when almost all the local photographer I know are chasing sunflowers, and why not, they are a beautiful flower and always look happy. It’s funny because we all search high and low for that perfect field and whether we find it or not the search is all part of the magic and fun.

My all-time favorite was a 10 acre field on the Eastern shore we found several years ago. Last year a field in Jarrettsville, Maryland was high on my list of favorites. So far this year has provided other opportunities at different locations and maybe not quite as stellar as years past but still just as fun and beautiful.


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Last Sunflowers of the Season


Good morning,

On Tuesday evening while I’m setting up for a presentation at the Creative Photography Society in Glen Burnie, I get a phone call from my neighbor. Well you know the first thing that goes through your head is oh my something must be wrong at home. Thankfully it wasn’t one of those calls at all. He wanted to inform me that he found a sunflower field that I should shoot.

So yesterday evening, Kelly Zach and I took a run to see what we could come up with. We had incredible clouds most of the afternoon and I was hoping that they would stick around for sunset. The wind was my enemy on the shoot as it was really pushing those sunflowers around which dictated a higher ISO to stop the movement. It wasn’t quite the sunset I was hoping for but nonetheless it was beautiful to witness.


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron lens –SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Nik Collection by Google
  • Exposure – 1/4 second
  • Aperture – f/22
  • ISO – 800
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,