Over at Print-Sense Photography, Sherene is presenting herself with a photographic challenge each day of July, and implied that the rest of us are free to play along with her. While I have no illusions that I can play every day, I thought this might be just the ticket to get myself out of my creative slump and actually give myself a challenge to complete.
Fortunately, the first challenge, Sunflare, was available right outside my back door, and I just happened to get the idea to do it within the correct five minute time span. Any more time setting up and the flare would have been lost behind the leaves. As it was I managed to get off about a half dozen shots, and even then I had to continually make small adjustments to my tripod height. I kind of like the visual alliteration between sunflower and sunflare.
To get proper flare as above, a relatively long exposure time is necessary, and thankfully the night was still. It’s still not a “tack sharp” image but hopefully with it scaled down that’s not too noticeable, and I was pretty pleased to get this close given I had basically no setup time.
Anyway, this is July 1’s challenge, and although this is July 2, the photograph was actually taken on the first, so I’m counting it 🙂