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Sun Flower Power

Sun Flower Power
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Copyright: Niel Muller (docdexter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 175 W: 0 N: 114] (731)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135mm ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-17 7:44
Viewed: 2191
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Hi there!
I was in the Mpumalanga Province over the weekend, and drove by this beautiful yellow sea of sunflowers, right next to the motorway!
I HAD to stop and take a few snaps. Of course, it is actually illegal to park next to the motorway for a non-emergency, so I had to make it quick!
I think this is the best shot of the 30 or so that I took. I have a few without the power lines that I might include in a few days' time.
I played around on Photoshop a bit with the saturation and contrast, but didn't alter the original too much.
Hope you like it - let me know!

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Hi Niel,
Normally, power lines are said to be a distraction. But what you did here, they are the point of interest, besides the beautiful flower carpets. I like that.

Nice pov, nice composition and nice details.


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  • Rob Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 180 W: 5 N: 15] (1455)
  • [2008-02-17 8:19]

Hi Niel, great image, i agree with Ramdan about the powerlines being the point of intrest for once. :)

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2008-02-17 9:37]

Another addition in my favorite collection ;)

WoW its B-E-A-U-tiful.............beautiful, the sun flowers the power lines WOW.....dont have words to express.
haa I agree with RAMDAN & ROB that the power line are point of interest in this picture.

Thanks for sharing

Hi Niel

Well spotted and captured from this POV. Very effective and contrasting images of the beauty of these many sunflowers with mankind's power cables overhead.

Nice capture and colours. TFS.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-19 5:52]

very well chosen composition Niel.

Hi Niel,
What fascinates me about this image is the strange matching of colourful flora and the harsh pylons...but it works. In fact the pylons - with their suspended cable holders appear almost like gardians. Very strange...I like it.
Best wishes,

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-02-19 17:27]

What a clever play on "power"...sun power, flower power, and power power:) I think the horizon line could be leveled just a tad, but otherwise this is a most enjoyable and witty shot. The uniqueness makes a "powerful" impression! Well done:)

Well with all the power problems in SA we may well be heading towards flower power! LOL nice photo and nothing wrong with having the power lines add the interest!



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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 161 N: 337] (2163)
  • [2008-02-23 9:32]

Hi Niel
good capture and composition, with nice and beautiful POV...
The DOF is also good and the flowers are awesome in the ground..
good eye to see this and capture it!..

well done.


Hi Niel,
very orginal and nice image,
excellent idea and realisation, well done!!!


Hi Neil,

Love your view, but I think with some minor changes it could be even more attractive so I tried to make you a WS.

Hope to see some more pictures of our beloved South Africa soon!


hi niel

this is amazing shot. lots of sun flower
clear and detail.. very Good point of view

best regards


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  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
  • [2008-12-14 11:53]

Great composition.. Great idea mixing this two subject. greetings,


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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2009-10-27 12:03]

Hi Neil!
very powerful composition! neat and sharp!


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Hi Niel

Very nice composition and POV Niel
Well done.


Hi Niel
this fabulous presentation looks like a perfect combination of photography and pencil drawing.
original and eye catching. perfectly seen and captured.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2009-11-29 7:38]

Hello Niel,

This is an excellent composition, I like how the power lines bring us in the photo.

well done

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-08 13:18]

Good looking shot here Niel.
Well captured power lines above sunflowers field. Mixed agriculture and electricy.
Well spotted and presented.
Best Regards,
Janek Kloss

Olá, Niel

Creative title, my friend.
Very well composed picture.
Lovely colors and nice framing.
Well done job. Congratulations.

Greetings from Brazil,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-02 4:34]

Hi Niel,
I must have missed this one!
What a great POV to include these electricity poles to this marvelous sunflower field! You produced such a contrast between the beauty of Nature and a man-made eyesore!
Very good light management and color saturation.
Great work, my friend!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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