Ooh, Shiny Sunflowers!
When I read Andrea’s challenge piece today entitled “Ooh, Shiny!” I thought “Ooh, No!” because I wasn’t sure I would be able to find anything to show for today. Then I realised that there is something that always keeps me distracted all Summers and it’s sunflowers 🌻. When I created my first Website 22 years ago, I chose a sunflower as the emblem. Then I turned the emblem into a logo. And 4 years ago I turned the Website into a full-fledged business. And sunflowers are always on my mind. Each year when we arrive in the Pyrenees and I spot sunflowers I stop the car in weird places and draw out my camera and start shooting like mad until my wife screams that she is getting terminally bored and we need to get going. This year however we have had a heatwave all June and July and when we arrived the sunflower fields didn’t look too good. So I’m dishing out those from 2 years ago (shot in the vicinity of Toulouse in the South West). There are more pictures of sunflowers which I took in July in Burgundy. They will have to be developed before you can see them. Patience is of the essence.
By the way, it’s said that sunflowers turn towards the Sun, yet this isn’t true. They turn their back on the Sun and I can tell you, from a photographical point of view, that it does make a difference, what with the increased difficulty caused by the backlighting.
Those pictures were taken early in the morning Sun and this is why the colours are so vivid and so nice.
Well, I think so, now you tell me what you think through your comments.