Soaking up the sun

Sunflower | NEX-7 & SEL24F18Z | 1/250s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

Sunflower | NEX-7 & SEL24F18Z | 1/250s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

Yesterday saw the [temporary] return of fair weather after a week of drizzle. The temperature was around 35°C again, and the flowers seemed to appreciate the strong sunlight, after all that juicy rain.

Field of Sunflowers | NEX-7 & SEL24F18 | 1/50s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

Field of Sunflowers | NEX-7 & SEL24F18 | 1/50s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

We ventured out of central Tokyo, as Charlotte has a field campaign on the outskirts. After checking the instruments, we walked back though the [relative] countryside to the train station. On the bus ride to the site, I remembered seeing this sunflower farm, and just had to grab a few snaps. 

Sunflower seeds | NEX-7 & SEL24F18Z | 1/60s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

Sunflower seeds | NEX-7 & SEL24F18Z | 1/60s f/5.6 ISO100 24mm

I'd never properly looked at the inside of a sunflower before now. It's quite mesmerising!