Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunflower Fields near Warwick, QLD

Early last month, we took 2 day trips to some Sunflower fields near Warwick, QLD. I had been given the tip by a photographer friend, that there was a field still in flower (rather late for the time of year). The weather on the first day wasn't great (rain) and we almost didn't go. But a few photographer friends, who had left earlier than us, assured us that the weather was much finer inland. Not raining, at least! It was a two hour drive.

A stop on the way at Aratula, to photograph these amazing clouds, this beautiful scene... and part of the Great Dividing Range.


And another stop, to photograph this beautiful rainbow as we drove up through "Cunningham's Gap" - one of the passes through the Great Dividing Range. The mountain in the foreground is one of the mountains in the background of the previous 2 images...

This is what we were greeted with when we arrived at the field. As you can see, the sky was quite overcast.



A week later we went back when the weather was clearer...


I love how the sunlight caught the petals of the sunflowers as it sank lower in the sky...

And sunset was much more colourful...


 My contribution to:
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15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

truly awe-inspiring beauty.

nic.b van es said...

wat een prachtige luchten geweldig mooi en dan de zonnebloemen dan zullen we hier eerst wat zon moeten krijgen.

ladyfi said...

Wow -these shots are just magical! MAGICAL!

Karin M. said...

Wow .... these are stunning shots, great photo work .. the sky looks fantastic.
Best regards, Karin

Brian King said...

Absolutely fantastic! Sunflower fields are awesome! These are wonderful, Liz! That last photo is gorgeous!

Carole M. said...

how beautiful a journey and your photographs of the lovely sunflowers Liz

Pauline said...

Looks like a first class day out! The sunflowers are lovely but those mountains bring a tear to my eye!

bettyl said...

Lovely vistas! Your flowers and sunsets are just marvelous!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Fabulous! What a pretty area, and I love love those sunflowers!

Ross said...

Wow! That last shot is stunning! They are all great and I love the movement in the clouds that you caught. It's my goal this year to capture a sunflower field but for the last few years farmers in our area haven't been growing them as much. You have such amazing vistas in your region and one day I'm going to have to get down there to go on a shoot with you!

Oman said...

Stunning definitely is an understatement. Love the photos and the header too. Great job.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Delightful! I especially love our last, such a wonderful mix of colours.

thefisherlady said...

where are these amazing shots taken? Breath taking scenes~ Great are 'His' handiworks and that my soul knoweth right well :) I congratulate you on capturing these moments and sharing them with us.

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mengmei:)princess~~ said...

Hi, the photos are amazing!:D I would really like to see these sunflowers as well. Is January a good time to see the flowers? And where exactly did you go to see the sunflowers? Thank u!:) and have a great year ahead!:)

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