Sunflower fields of Lopburi

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Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby macnmotion » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:09 am

My wife Pia and I left Bangkok at 4:25AM to reach the province of Lopburi by sunrise and although it was cloudy the light was ok. Lopburi is known for commercial sunflower fields which bloom from November through February during the dry season. I have been wanting to visit this for several years and finally got the chance. I researched sunflower field photography but even still I found it very difficult to compose images. I saw them but execution didn't always turn out as expected.

After the fields we visited a local temple which is home to hundreds of peacocks.

Here is my Flickr gallery from this morning:

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/macnmotio ... 211686027/

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Re: Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby Kelly » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:58 pm

WOW!! Each and every one is stunning. Your wife is beautiful. So glad you shared these! Did you use a step ladder at all? I've been wanting to experiment with one in a sunflower field.
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Re: Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby macnmotion » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:58 am

Hi Kelly. No ladder, it never even occurred to me. But based on the angles of the flowers which are heavy enough to pull the top of the stalk down I think that shooting from above would miss some of the character of the flowers' "faces." I did have a big tripod with me and started with that first but I didn't like any of those photos. All the ones in my gallery are hand held. I shot some hand held raising my hands up high but even those I didn't like!

The wide angle shots were shot with a 16-35mm. The portraits and flower close ups were shot with a 70-200mm.
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Re: Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby Des219 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:37 pm

I enjoyed your photos. My two favorites are the picture of your wife looking to the right and the other is the picture of the tree, mountains, and the flowers.
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Re: Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby macnmotion » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:18 pm

Thanks. I love that one of my wife :-)
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Re: Sunflower fields of Lopburi

Postby Matt » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:21 am

Thanks for sharing! I love those wide shots with the mountains in the background!
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