Sunny Sunflower - Sparta, New Jersey

One of the challenges that face many photographers is that they get into a rut. I consider myself a travel and landscape photographer who loves to capture the beautiful places that I am lucky enough to visit. That is why I like shooting with other photographers who have different ways of looking at things and challenge your creativity. On a photo outing at a sunflower field a few years ago, I was reminded of an old photography trick. When taking a photo of a subject, zoom out while the shutter is open, which creates this effect. It takes quite a few tries to time it right, but the effect is worth it. Here I wanted the sunflower to have "sun rays".