Stills V3

December 29, 2011


Filed under: Cem — Cem @ 19:05




  1. we have a book here with only sunflower pictures, none of the pictures show so many drooping heads. I can imagine to do this justice it needs to be seen large with every detail visible.
    Are those clouds desaturated? they are quite a contrast from the colourful plants.

    Comment by rhoehne — December 30, 2011 @ 10:08

    • Hi Robert, thanks for chiming in. The clouds are not desaturated.

      Comment by Cem — January 2, 2012 @ 15:15

  2. I wonder when this was taken – I imagine a few months ago. It seems as though the flowers are giving up the unequal struggle with the weather as the storm clouds gather overhead. There is an allegorical feel to this as if the flowers represent man’s hubris in trying to harness vegetative growth: also a sense of apocalypse given the way the dark of the clouds is accentuated. Certainly an unusual sight, strongly represented.

    Comment by zavaell — December 31, 2011 @ 08:06

    • Hi John. This was taken at the end of July in Catalunya, Spain.

      Comment by Cem — January 2, 2012 @ 15:18

  3. The sense of the title is conveyed well with the sunflowers seemingly cowed by the oppressive and sunless sky. The flowers do create a feeling of a human crowd and they do look sad.

    This is a very untypical sunflower picture but probably the most emotive and powerful I’ve ever seen. Love it.

    Comment by Rex — January 5, 2012 @ 22:09

  4. Very interesting & strong composition and colours – sort of Van Gogh meets the Dutch Masters. The brightness of the green and yellow against the sky lifts this out of sadness for me. Rather more hunkering down waiting for sun.

    Comment by doonster — January 8, 2012 @ 01:29

  5. So much more here than the “cheery” sunflower images I’ve seen. Agree with all the above comments, and echo Rex’s “emotive and powerful” in particular.

    Comment by Christina — January 10, 2012 @ 04:57

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