On this morning’s walk, I passed a yard where the cultivated sunflower plants were easily 10 feet tall.

I almost carried on because I had just reached my peak walking speed, but decided to stop for the photo and try to compensate by picking up my speed after the stop.

There was just something about the combination of colours in the morning golden hour that begged to be photographed and I knew if I didn’t stop for one quick photo, I’d arrive home wishing I had.

I successfully picked up my pace after the shot and finished the 6.5K (4.03 miles) in a respectable time. It wasn’t my fastest for that distance but that was ok because the photo stop made the pace sacrifice worthwhile.

Photo Note: In post processing, I took the original photo into Snapseed where I corrected the white balance and added the pop filter to deepen the colours just a bit tiny and enhance the lavender hues in the sky.

Original Photo

“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.”

William Cullen Bryant