This is one of my personal favorite prints – so I guess I am not surprised that it is also my best selling art photograph. This was photographed at twilight, as the title implies, from the southern bank of the Indian River Inlet about a half mile inland from the Indian River Bridge, itself. It had been produced as prints in varying sizes, it has been ordered with a variety of frames and mats and also in an array of stretched canvas sizes.
Indian River Bridge at Twilight Photo Ptint by Bill Swartwout Photography
Heart-Shaped Sunflower Manipulation
The other day I went out shortly after sunrise to catch two small fields of sunflowers with my camera. I did mange a couple of nice shots and one “interesting” image that I grabbed from an oblique angle. It might have been fine by itself but I imagined a reflected image creating something more. So I fired up Photoshop Elements and flipped the right side over the left and voila – had a heart-shaped sunflower. Had it been red instead of yellow I might have had the makings of a Valentine’s Card. While I don’t mind taking a different view I don’t want to mess with Mother Nature too much (like making a yellow flower into a red flower). 🙂
While it is somewhat heart-shaped it also has some other possibilities. I posted the image over at Fine Art America and asked for suggestions. Wow! I was both surprised and impressed with the variety of images seen within this sunflower. Some were rather remarkable and insightful – and gave me a new perspective on what I had created.
To read all about it (and to see a larger version of this image in more detail) click on over to my online gallery at US Pictures dot com. Either click the photo above or click: http://uspictures.com/featured/many-faces-of-a-sunflower-bill-swartwout.html.
BTW, the title for this post was gleaned from a suggestion by RG Kernodle Art.
BTW #2 – Camera used was an Olympus E-M10 (mft) with a 40-150mm m.Zuiko Lens.
The need is, of course, to help spread the patriotism that is Memorial Day in the United States. We should all remember those who fought and sacrificed to provide and maintain the freedoms we all enjoy. These 450+ American Flags surely impressed many thousands of drivers as they passed by. I know they impressed me. The sight was both awesome and humbling.
The Easton Rotary Club sponsored their “Flags for Heroes” at the Talbot County Community Center, just north of Easton, MD on the south side of Rt. 50. I just had to pull off the highway to capture a few shots of this incredible display.
I also want to share this wonderful project and have made this image available as an art print at my USPictures.com website.
This image is also available on a Throw Pillow and on a Tote Bag, which would be perfect for the beach or a Fourth of July picnic.