August time is Sunflower time! I have always wanted to take photos of a beautiful Sunflower farm, but have not been able to find any around where I live. I have to settle for the occasional few blooms here and there. A few days ago, I came across a residence that had Red Sunflowers. I never had the occasion to photograph Sunflowers of this variety and I was quite excited to get up close to some. Unfortunately, the sun was not in favorable position to get the correct exposure, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised with the results (as many times we photographers are). The dark reds of the flower petals worked out quite nicely with the bright background, even more so for black and white photography. Here are the images I kept.
Now, here is the same image in black and white. Notice how well the contrasting light and colors work together.
Here is another black and white image I fancy.
And lastly, here are a few images of other Sunflower varieties with mixed colors.
All photos property of Peggy A. Thompson