Summer Dream by Kirsten Bruening

The poppy was and is a plant full of secrets and symbols. The special beauty of the poppy flower, combined with its remarkably rapid transience, has already inspired poets and painters to deal with this plant. Worldwide the poppy is a symbol of remembrance of the numerous nameless victims of war. This photograph was taken on a warm summer evening on a hike with our dog. It had just rained and the field with the poppies and grain plants was a nice contrast to our walk.

Nikon D800, Exposure 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, Focal Length 50 mm, ISO 100

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
July 22, 2019



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 12
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Nature Photography

Photograph Location
Hattingen, NRW, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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