Moonlight On Sunflowers was taken in early September in rural Kansas. Known as the Sunflower State, there are many HUGE sunflower farms in Kansas. I photographed this one about 3 days before the moon was full! This is a composite image, which means it was created from several exposures, one to expose the stars correctly (correct lighting and focus), and the other to expose the sunflower field correctly (using the moon as the lighting source).
The stars layer was exposed at f2.8 (with focus set to infinity), ISO 1200, Shutter Speed of 20 seconds while the sunflowers were exposed at f8, ISO 400 and a shutter speed of 75 seconds. I was VERY lucky that there was no wind. This allowed me to use an aperture of f8 and a better depth of field for the sunflowers. This is pretty rare in night photography.
This image has been a big seller at Images Art Gallery!
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