Driving on backroads near Petersfield MB, we finally found a convenient place to stop. We’d seen sunflower fields in several places, but finally found a place where I could get in close, even in sandals.
Unfortunately, the plants were largely past their prime and were facing away from me, with no access on their far side.
Although it’s hardly the canonical shot of a field full of sunflowers, I like it for the sense of being just out of the action and struggling to see over a crowd. I don’t like its messiness.
It reminded me of some shots I hadn’t thought of for years. The ugly concrete-faced highrise across the street from us in downtown Ottawa had some untended flower boxes out front. One summer, one of them harboured straggly sunflowers.
This flower has a cowlick of sorts, saving it from boring perfection, I guess.