Sunflower Morning

© Judith MacArthur

Sunflower Morning

Uploaded: January 31, 2011 00:07:12


F22, 200 ISO, 18mm with a 12-24mm Tokina lens; 5 exposures combined for HDR result; image adjustments in Lightroom and Topaz Adjust. Early morning in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Exif: F Number: 22, ExposureTime: 1/5 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 12.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Michelle Alton January 31, 2011

I love the sunny, fairytale look of this field! #1348787

Judith MacArthur level-classic January 31, 2011

Thanks for commenting, Michelle. I was reluctantly experimenting with a little-used wide angle lens because my favorite zoom was in for repairs, but I am so glad I used the wide angle that morning. Was pleased with the results. #9203874

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #9225312

Judith MacArthur level-classic February 10, 2011

Thanks, Kay! #9227100

Irene Colling level-classic February 10, 2011

Love this 'sunny' photo Judith.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist. #9228641

Stephen S. Maguire February 10, 2011

Congrats on your finalist. Amazing color and compostion!!! #9229358

Cheryl Schneider February 11, 2011

Your experimentation turned out a great success. Terrific image! Congratulations. #9230347

John Rivera level-classic February 11, 2011

Congrats Judith on your fine Finalist! #9230910

Merna L. Nobile February 11, 2011

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist Judith, so incredible! #9232347

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

Great pov and treatment Judith!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! #9233082

Judith MacArthur level-classic February 11, 2011

Many thanks, Irene, Stephen, Cheryl, John, Merna, Donna and Renee, for your congratulations. I'm delighted by your responses and thank you so much! If you're ever in Montgomery County in mid July you must look up the McKee-Beshers Agricultural Preserve and check out these sunflower fields for yourselves. They make a wonderful photo-op! #9233529

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

Congratulations to you Judith!! Excellent winner!! #9233743

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your win Judith...this is so pretty and bright! #9233985

Patti Coblentz February 11, 2011

Such a wonderful POV and burst of color...congratulations on your winner, Judith! #9234212

Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

Huge congrats, Judith on this most impressive winner!! #9235097

Don Johnson level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations Judy! This is simply a wonderful image! You should be very proud. #9235675

Emile Abbott level-classic February 12, 2011

What a way to wake up to Sunflowers and a gold winner, Congratulation Judith. #9236070

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum February 14, 2011

Judy, Congratulations, this is such a beautiful HDR shot, not overdone like some! I miss you all at the club. Please tell everyone Hello for me! #9240608

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 20, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Judith!!!

UB. #9251609

Judith MacArthur level-classic February 20, 2011

Thank you everyone, so very much, for the congrats. This is my first winner's circle image...ever! #9251648

Loan Tran level-classic September 27, 2011

It is a wonderful image. The wide angle lens work very well here. Congratulations. #9700299

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