Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sunday Stills- Yellow

I've had a hard time keeping up with the Sunday Stills challenges each weekend. But I made a point at getting it done this Sunday. The challenge was yellow.

I had the husband and dogs go with me to take this. They looked at me like I was crazy, squatin' out on the highway but I had a concept in my head. It turned out okay. I call it the Lonely Highway.




Then I found this picture from last year. Sunflowers are so bright and cheery. A total opposite of the above picture. This pic just makes me happy. Hope it does the same for you.

41 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love them both!! Great concept with the first one. Happy is a perfect word for the sunflower!

WhimsybyMari said...

Both are great pictures, but the sunflower is my favorite.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Oh wow. Great job! Love that sunflower shot. I like how you post processed these. Fun!

Quinn said...

Both great submissions! Love them!

fernvalley01 said...

Great Pics! how did you do the first one?

Carroll Baker said...

Love 'em! very cool!

Jen Mo said...

Wow both are great! Love the popping colors from the second photo!!!

missy said...

like them both......but LOVE me some black and white!!!!!!

Ed said...

very nice, love the first one..:-)

Faithful said...

How did you get a black and white with a bright yellow stripe? We own a construction company that does highway striping and I love that picture!

Pony Girl said...

As I was driving down the freeway today, I totally thought of those yellow lines for Sunday Stills! :) Not exactly the place to be stopping to take a photo though, LOL! I love the sunflower, so bright and cheery!!

Dusty Devoe said...

Love both pictures! I see a happy face on the sunflower!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great minds think alike! I posted a very similar photo from a recent road trip. lol!I took mine from behind the steering wheel, though.

I like your sunny flower, too.

Great captures.

~Lisa

Wildblack said...

Great pics! Great thinking! I love them both! Sunflower really made me smile, so pleasant & beautiful :)

threecollie said...

Now that is yellow! Nice!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Love you take for the "lonely road"!! That is great, very neat picture!! And the Sunflower is gorgeous!!

SighMan said...

Really nice! Never thought to use colour isolation for this challenge, very cool. I particularly like how the sideways lighting on the sunflower brings out the textures, super shot :)

zulluzoe said...

yep the lonely highway worked for me :-)

lisa said...

That was a very good idea on the first picture! The second one was very nice.

CTG Ponies said...

Very nice! Sunflowers always make me smile.

Pete said...

Excellent. I was thinking of the road too, you totally pulled it off.

dibear said...

Love the cheery happy sunflower. Both shots are great.

moresecretwhispers said...

you might have had trouble keeping up with sunday stills
but you definitely don't disappoint!
these are absolutly gorgeous x

Andrea Baker said...

I love them!!! WOW the color is so vivid! Great Job!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

great photos! I love that sunflower!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Good shot - well worth the effort!

J9 said...

I actually like the road picture - it makes me think of the open road, the possibilities, the adventure that awaits!

Neas Nuttiness said...

The photo was worth it...and my guy wouldn't have pulled over;-)

theegggather said...

Love the lines on the highway and the color in the sunflower photo is great.

flowerweaver said...

Good thing it was a lonely highway, or we might be less one Sunday Stills photographer! Nice shots!

I really like the way you told the previous post's story with photographs. Very fun!

Tatersmama said...

I loved the lonely road one the best. The sunflower IS beautiful, but the beauty comes from the flower itself ( and yes, the talent of the photographer) but the lonely road one is so evocative, that it makes my heart just ache!

Btw... I got my print in the mail on Friday, and I ran straight out to get it framed!!! I LOVE it!!! I'll send a pic when it's done. :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow, I was very impressed with the first photo! It is indeed lonely..but darn that Sunflower is certainly sunny..so it is my favorite! :)

prairierunner said...

I love what you did with the road, I looked at doing that too. The sunflower is just so........sunny:)

Regular Guy said...

Nice job, like that sunflower shot.

Gecko said...

Great job capturing the yellow lines! I could see the top of the sunflower photo poking up from bottom on my screen when the page loaded, and was itching to scroll down...so bright and happy!!!

Homestay Mama said...

OK, call me crazy, but as soon as I saw the road with bright yellow lines, I immediately thought of the song, "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road"
by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Kelly said...

I've spent a lot of time looking at yellow stripes on the road this week, and let me tell you, yours are much cooler :)

Andrea said...

Love 'em!! Awesome yellow lines!! What a fun picture!! Great shots! I love your sunflower picture too, it almost doesn't look real. Like it could be put on the end of one of those old peach wood boxes. You know, the old tin sign type of pictures.....

LadyFi said...

The lonely highway is truly evocative! Love it.

Annette said...

The black/white/yellow is a fun effect - I need to learn how to do that. Just love sunflowers - thank you for posting one!

Andrea said...

Simply wonderful! Love the sunflower!