Tag Archives: tulips
Rows of tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. There were several intriguing things about this composition that compelled me to take it. First, the leading rows moving into the distance towards the cars. Then the cars at the end of the line. It’s like a strange parking lot in the flowers. Second, the building […]
We call them “weeds,” a different colored tulip in a batch of other colors. This was taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State near Mt. Vernon, one of the largest tulip festivals in the world.
When working the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, I always look for contrasting rows of colors. This garden section of Rodengarten near Mt. Vernon, Washington, had interesting rainbow tones of yellow, pink, reds, blacks, and whites. I chose to do this vertically to compress the feeling of the stripe patterns of colors. Conveniently, shadow fell across […]
A spotted this tulip picker on the horizon in the pre-dawn light of Mt. Vernon, Washington, during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. With the brightening sky behind him, I was able to underexpose the image to create a semi-silhouette effect, a dramatic image of a Mexican collecting the tulips up to put into boxes and […]
I love the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and have many years of photographs from its bountiful rainbow of tulips. This one is from the 2007 festival, a very gray sky and wet few weeks. We always bring our full camera gear, different tripods, lenses, everything we can to get the landscape views as well as […]
I love patterns and shapes, inherent in nature as well as manipulated. A favorite manipulation is to spin the camera at a slow shutter speed when photographing flowers, specifically brightly colored flowers like tulips, creating fascinating whirls of light and color. In this series, I was working with tulips from La Conner, Washington, and the […]