Faces Full of Sunshine

"Faces Full of Sunshine"

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. -Roald Dahl

Ive always loved sunflowers, ever since I was a kid, and photographing them was towards the top of my list. Last year was filled with beautiful sunflower plants but no sunsets to go with them. This year, despite a severe drought in CA, weve had a whole slew of nice sunsets. A week earlier I witnessed a stunning sunset at a different, slightly less alive, sunflower patch.

I had visited this field a few weeks earlier and arrived to find no sunflowers we were a few weeks early Hoping that the sunflowers would be in their prime, Willie and I found the sunflowers exactly as we had hoped alive, perky, and lookin good The hardest part … deciding which patch of flowers we wanted to shoot

When we arrived the clouds looked fairly thin to the west but sure enough, just as the sun began to set, the clouds (and Ryan Engstrom) showed up I loved how the orange sky mimicked the yellow sunflowers. This patch of flowers also had little yellow noses, which I thought made the flowers look like smiling faces What do you see when you look at the sunflowers

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
18mm, f/9, 1/25 sec, ISO 500

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.