Bloomfield, NJ

8 September 2014

One of the benefits of late summer is the emergence of the incredible sunflower.

I recently visited a sunflower farm up in Sparta NJ with camera in tow. I could have spent hours trying to capture all of the many interesting facets of these magical plantings. The warm temperature and bright sun provided optimal conditions, though the day’s sky provided little visual interest.

The real excitement, of course, wasn’t up in the clouds but firmly planted (literally) in the ground.

Out of all the pictures I took that day, I think my favorites are the portraits of the sunflower. The one pictured below is my best shot. It has a nice composition with just the right amount of contrast.