Sunflower Sunset, by Mike Dooley

A gigantic field of sunflowers in Connecticut served as a great foreground for a sunset photograph. Beautiful clouds and colors in the sky, combined with the warm tones in the flowers made for a beautiful scene. A wide angle lens and a tripod allowed me to get in close to the flowers, yet let me keep the width of the field in the image.

Sunflower Sunset, by Mike Dooley

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi | Exposure: 0.6sec at f/16 | ISO: 100
Sunflower Sunset, by Mike Dooley

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 26

Title of the photograph: Sunflower Sunset
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: Connecticut | The United States
Photographer: Mike Dooley (Warwick, Rhode Island, United States) Registered
Mike Dooley is a full time Software Quality Assurance Engineer by day, and an avid photographer in the rest of his free time. He is currently located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and spend much of his free time exploring every nook and cranny of the state. His home state is small in terms of actual size, but large and rich in our diversity. While the state is noted for its beautiful beaches right on the Atlantic Ocean, there are also endless miles of coastline ringing Narragansett Bay. Once away from the coastline one can find many acres of woodlands, farms and parks. It is many of these sites that he shares with everyone through his photography!
Mike believes photography is an art that lets loose the creative part of who he is. He enjoys all forms of photography, and his goal is to show things that perhaps one sees on a regular basis, but in a different way, a way that perhaps will make one stop and wonder. From a grand landscape to a simple pair of basketball sneakers left in the middle of the floor. He is an active member of PSRI, a local photography club that is a tremendous source of knowledge, friendship and inspiration.

13 reviews
  1. Bob
    Bob says:

    Mike, this is an amazing photo. You captured the flowers, sunset, clouds, etc. like I was standing right there.

  2. Steven
    Steven says:

    Beautiful landscape photograph. I have been to this location but have not been able to capture what Mike captured here. The sunset is beautiful and is lighting up the sunflowers beautifully. Really well done!

  3. Mike Di Stefano
    Mike Di Stefano says:

    Nice shot Mike. I like the diagonal lines of the clouds working with the horizontals of the land and flowers. I also think the little bit of flare off the sun adds to the composition.


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