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. I ran it through the photo app Pixlromatic for a different look – it looks like a sunny autumn day.I also tried the online tool called NexMuse that Sandy from the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge had recommended. This is called ‘Red Pop’. Getting 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. This is a macro of a different sunflower stem, run through Pixlromatic. This sunflower is a bit further along in seed production, and less ravaged by birds.
More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Found in the Neighbourhood.