Located on River Road in Poolesville, Maryland, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 2,000-acre tract in a mixture of woodlands, fields, wooded bottomland and managed wetland impoundments. The State of Maryland plants sunflowers in several fields with a total area of approximately 30 acres and full bloom is usually taken place in late July. As usual, the peak blooming period drawx lots of photographers, nature lovers and tourists and yesterday was no exception.
I always think about Van Gogh’s masterpieces of sunflower paintings when I shoot the sunflowers, so just for the fun of it, I selected a few of my sunflower photos and used Photoshop CS6’s “Oil Painting” feature to convert them to oil painting alike images. Hope you enjoy viewing them.
absolutely beautiful, stephen –
Thank you so much and appreciate your frequent visit of my blog.
Aren’t Sunflowers such happy looking flowers. I love your photos and especially the one with a little yellow butterfly.😊
I paint in oil and did some sunflowers a la Vincent Van Gogh. I really enjoyed freeing up and just use this strong and wild
way of expressing the colours.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, sunflowers are lovely flowers – these sunflowers were planted to attract the wildlife, bees, butterflies, finches, squirrels and photographers. I wish I could paint, may be I’ll learn some day!
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I love the oil paint effect! It looks neat on portraits as well 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’ve tried on animals, buildings and flowers but not on portraits. I may try that some time. Thanks for your comments.
Thank you – glad you like the photos. Come visit again!
Gorgeous! Sunflowers always make me feel happy 🙂
Thank you! That is the best compliment! Have a great day!