Fields of Yellow

I didn’t even notice them at first. I was stopped at a red light and glanced to my right. There they stood. Thousands of them, with their gazes fixated in the sky above. They looked like rows of disordered people with shining faces, waiting for something monumental to happen. The field stretched into the distance, displaying blooming sunflowers for acres. I think it’s an optimistic way to start the weekend.

I took this picture using a long lens (Sigma 300mm f/2.8) knowing how lenses with greater magnification tend to compact the depth of the landscape.  I felt it would accentuate the feeling I had seeing the endless forest or bright yellow flowers all jumbled upon one another.


Nikon D800 Sigma 300mm f/2.8 @ 300mm f/8 ISO 100 1/400 sec.