Every three years, a few miles east of Camillus, New York, The Inn Between restaurant hosts a Sunflower Maze inside acres and acres of sunflowers planted around the business. Besides harvesting the crop, the sunflowers provide nectar for the Inn Between’s bees which provide honey for the restaurant and its customers.
Last weekend, I visited the maze for the first time. It has been a very dry and hot summer and the sunflowers were past peak. I still found a few posing for me.
Being I visited at mid-day on a bright sunny day, I used fill flash to open up the shadows and make the colors pop.
Being the day before the last time anyone could visit the maze before the sunflowers would be harvested, many people were in the maze with me.
As you can see, most of the sunflowers were drooping but some were still standing tall.
These photos gave me the chance learn more about Adobe Lightroom which I switched to a few months ago. While I have processed thousands of sport photos in Lightroom, landscape photography allowed me to delve into using more of the software’s tools like brushes and the graduated filter.
If you would like to see what the maze looked like from the air, check out this wonderful drone video. If you can, watch it in full screen.