Last Friday, I drove two hours northwest of Baltimore to Jarrettsville to shoot a large field of sunflowers at sunrise. I left the house at 0415. I had never been to Jarretsville before so I was not sure where the sunflowers were located. Therefore, I left early enough to allow time to explore around to find the sunflowers. I had a good idea from researching the Web, but did not have an address–just a general location.
As I arrived in Jarretsville, the sun was beginning to rise. As the sun rose and it got lighter, I could see the yellow flowers becoming slightly visible in the dark. I was in the right location at the right time! I quickly parked the car, grabbed my gear and went into the field. I wanted to photograph the sunflowers as they were lit by the first light from the sun.
It was definitely better than the average morning as I walked through the field of sunflowers photographing them as they seemed to be welcoming the sunlight. And, I had them all to myself. I was the only person in sight.
They all generally faced east toward the sun. The following are some of the many images from that morning. More sunflower photos can be seen on my website at: http://stabone.com/p330403191
That was Friday’s photography adventure and well worth the drive and early morning. Saturday, I also got up well before sunrise in order to be on top of Skyline Drive to shoot the sunrise from the mountains. I will post those photos this week.