Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunflowers Under the Milky Way

The complement between foreground and background in a night sky exposure is the light that shows the viewer the detail normally lost during the nighttime. In this image, that light is shown in full effect on a colorful sea of sunflowers looking upwards toward the starry sky. The yellow pairs beautifully with the blue-green Milky Way and sky. The detail is precise and visually striking from top to bottom:

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“Sunflowers under the Milky Way” by Ryan Heffron (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Photographer Ryan Heffron captured this image near Lawrence, Kansas. He shot it with a Nikon D750 and a Samyang 14mm lens, at f/2.8, 20 second, and ISO 2000. In order to paint the sunflowers with light during the 20 second exposure, he waved a small LED panel across the sunflowers. This helped him create a vibrant foreground with the Milky Way as the bright, looming backdrop.

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