Found in the Neighbourhood: Sunflower Fading into Fall

A few blocks away from me is a Greenway converted from a disused rail corridor.

There are community gardens all along the initial section, and this November I have been watching all the plants slowly fade into fall.

This dying sunflower turned out way better than I had expected. The photo doesn’t show it but the flower is huge, and heavy, propped up by several major supporting poles. Drooping sunflower in SnapseedI ran it through the photo app Pixlromatic for a different look – it looks like a sunny autumn day.Drooping sunflower run through the photo app PixlromaticI also tried the online tool called NexMuse that Sandy from the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge had recommended. This is called ‘Red Pop’. Drooping sunflower run through the photo app NexMuse Red PopGetting underneath this sunflower was a bit challenging for me physically, but I like the way it looks totally different than from the straight-on view. And I see someone has been pecking at the seeds. Using the photo app Stackables helped add character to the burnt-out white sky. A dying sunflower run through the photo app StackablesThis is a macro of a different sunflower stem, run through Pixlromatic. The stem of a dying sunflower run through the photo apps Stackables and SnapseedThis sunflower is a bit further along in seed production, and less ravaged by birds.
Sunflower seeds run through the photo app PixlromaticMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Found in the Neighbourhood.

21 responses to “Found in the Neighbourhood: Sunflower Fading into Fall

  1. What a great topic. Excellent close ups of a wonderful flower. Love the different effects. I think this time of year is perfect for playing around with our photos.

  2. Great observations and images of the flowers! Glad you tried so many different things – and I know about getting below… Well done – I did not recognize any of the apps though.

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