Solar Flower – The Giant Robot of Buenos Aires – (and 24 hours until the unveiling of something really cool)

This thing is enormous. In grinds and churns as it follows the sun. The metallic petals flex and bend with the light as the sun sweeps across the sky. I had never seen anything like it in my life.

It sits in a park and public walking area of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I walked around it for a while to get a good angle of the monster. My tripod was stuck in customs, so I had to do this one handheld… and do my best to keep the camera as stead as a T-1000.

In less than 24 hours, I will endeavor to introduce a new type of photography to you guys. I don’t have a name for it. It’s experimental. You’ll have to help me come up with a good name for the technique. People that get the Newsletter (it’s free!) will get a sneak peak tomorrow a little early.

Solar Flower - The Giant Robot of Buenos Aires - (and 24 hours until the unveiling of something really cool)

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  • Facebook User

    Makes me want to jump on a plane and visit the location ASAP
    Breathtaking and fantastic

  • Scott

    Wow! Love those colors and beautiful processing. Got the hands of a trained marksman ;)

  • Stuck In Customs

    Hehe thanks yes… sniper-hands!

  • Eric W

    Whoah, that’s incredibly cool! The sharpness there is just fantastic!

  • Trevor Driscoll

    I very excited to hear about your new type of photography. You photos continue to blow me away everyday!

  • Mark Daams

    Awesome picture. I don’t know why but it really stand out. Great subject. One of your best photos I think.

  • Mike Diblicek

    Hi Trey,

    FANSASTIC great photo, anda s Eric D says super sharp image.

    Looking forward to the newsletter tommorow.

    All the best


  • momoc blog

    I thought this kind of things we can see it Japan…but argentina also have this kind robo thing. I remind me of transformer. The photo, ss usual very clean and quality HDR.

  • Timo

    This is one of your best. Almost like in a science-fiction movie.
    I am expecting a spacecraft to appear in the sky any minute. ;-)
    A new type of photography? You know how to build up some tension! Can’t wait.

  • Alan Kesselhaut

    Great shot. Looking forward to the new intro.

  • Dale Martin

    Nice photo!!! I signed up for the newsletter, but never get it.

  • Michael S. / MDSimages

    Very very cool! I dont remember all the trees and shrubs around there. That blows my shots of that thing away! Love the PS lighting treatment on the foreground greenery too :)

  • Scotty Graham

    That thing is unreal…what a sight! Very cool, Trey!

  • Brad Truxell

    Very nice shot. Super sharp for doing it handheld. Nice job

  • Sathya Sayee

    Trey, After a long time I am posting a comment and felt the perfect need to do so. This picture is one of its kind to say so.

    I am reminded of your old processing of the times square when I see this picture. Stunning Image.

  • Stuck In Customs

    Thanks all!

    Michael – yes – there is a lot of greenery there but I had to get low to get it all.

    Sathya – thanks mate!

  • casusan

    Oh wowee! Super fantastic shot – I’ve never seen anything like this either!

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  • Facebook User

    Hi Trey,

    This is truly a brilliant capture!!! Your photography never ceases to amaze me.

    Can you share more about this solar flower? Is it simply art?

    Thanks for bring the far reaches of the world onto my computer screen.


  • Jill Baxter

    Fantastic! Does it have a purpose?. . . other than art? I would love to be there in person, but your photos are certainly the next best thing to actually being in the moment.

  • Stuck In Customs


    Yes – it is a real solar power collector. I don’t think it’s all that efficient.. ! hehe… mostly art

  • Tuomas Leppänen

    Stunning, like from scifi series of some sort.

    Btw Trey, I added link to my site to your HDR tutorial, hope you dont mind. (It wont generate much traffic as it just went live but maybe sometime)

    Btw your categories have number of posts related to them, which wp plugin (Im assuming that you use plugin) enables that?

  • Richard Uchytil

    This is really beautiful! I searched the web and found a “normal” photo of it. That photo makes it look boring, blah, whatever. Yours makes it jump out and smack me in the face saying, “Look at how awesome I am!” Fantastic job!!!!!!

  • Kiran

    Simply breath-taking! I want to go to Argentina! Now!

  • Argos

    Excellent shot of an amazing subject! OK, now Buenos Aires is on my “bucket list”…

  • Jacques G (aka fotofreq)

    Wow! What a fantastic image. Very nice capture and superbly processed! Instant fav.

  • Bry Shane

    Totally cool!

  • Beatrice Murch

    I love this sculpture and your treatment of it. Well done. If you ever come back to Buenos Aires – look me up! Cheers from a recent follower (thanks to Creative Commons on FB linking your blog).

  • Allen Sibley

    i have been a Soldier for 19yrs and seen things i would not wish know body and know body should ever see…it is good to see something as wonderful as your photos and this showing what a wonderful world we do live in ….thanks
    and for my faith in humanity again…God Bless and Semper Fi!

  • April

    I’m embarrassed to even ask…however, that pale colored spot on the bottom right hand corner of the fourth panel down on the right side isn’t by any chance a reflection of you taking a picture from a squatting position from almost directly in front of it (little to the side) is it? Dumb idea I know. Just light. Had to ask.

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  • Anne

    nice photo & I love your work in general, but the flower is not gold-colored, it is silver…

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