The Sunflowers of Summer

This Week’s Image – The Sunflowers of Summer

Sunflowers are the best. And thousands of them in a field is quite a sight! I had originally shot this with my prime lens at a really low aperture, f/1.8 because I love that blured depth of field so much. The only problem was it was too much blur. The sunflowers in the background where yellow blobs and unrecognizable as sunflowers. This is not what I wanted in my shot. I needed the main flower in focus off to the left, while also having blured but visible sunflowers on the right.

So solution was simple trial and error with my f-stops. At 5.6, it achieved the depth of field I was looking for.