Monday, April 25, 2011

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

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This past weekend, on Easter Sunday, my partner and I, along with some friends, went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR.

My partner and I go almost every year, and even though neither of us is particularly crazy about tulips, I find I really do love them during springtime...and honestly, how often do you get to see a floral spectacle like this! In past years, I've not really paid much attention to the different varieties I wasn't planning on adding tulips until I had the borders figured out...but I realized last year that I might as well just plant some...especially after seeing every other yard in the neighborhood full of such glorious color! This year, the winner by a landslide was Princess Irene (no snickering, please)!

On a side note, one of the friends who went along is just getting into photography and wanted a few tips. I think I told her initially it was so pretty out there that it'd be hard to NOT take a good picture. I realized, however, once we arrived that the exact opposite is true...there is so much going on that it is more important than ever to edit and find a focal point...trying to really capture the entirety of the fields in perfect detail would result is an image that was overwhelming and busy beyond belief!

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  1. Gorgeous photos. I love them all.

  2. Dear Scott, Your photos are stunning!I am not a tulip fan, usually, but you won me over. P x

  3. I've never been to Oregon's tulip fest, although I went many times to the one north of Seattle in Washington. There is something so fabulous about the over-the-top quantity of tulips that can just take your breath away! Of course these images do the same.

    Been thinking about asking you for some photo/camera advice. Nice to hear you might be up to sharing the knowledge.

  4. Lovely photos, I'm a huge tulip fan. Do they have any species Tulips? I'll have to take a trip out that way.

  5. What a spectacle. I thought you were going to say these were pictures from Holland. You are right about getting a good photographic focus in these seas of exuberance... and your photos do that so well. I love the dark purples (Queen of Night?)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous images. I feel totally immersed in springtime just looking at them.

  7. The Netherlands in United States ?

    The show is magnificent ...

  8. The photos are stunning-I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful it must have been being there in person.

  9. Tulirama. A cornucopia of color. nice photography lesson.

  10. Wow! I would be standing there in a daze with my jaw dropped. LOL! I cannot even comprhend what a sight that would be with so much color. Just gorgeous!

  11. Wow! NICE pictures! I love the Princess Irene and parrot tulips!

  12. Great photos. You should write a book!

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  14. All of those tulips are truly an awe-inspiring sight. And your photos are stellar!!

  15. What amazingly beautiful photos! You should work for a magazine!

  16. Princess Irene is far and away my favorite tulip EVER. Beautiful pictures!

  17. Best tulip photos ever! And I thought Skagit Valley had a nice display. Bravo!

  18. Not to sound repetitive, but those really are exceptionally fine shots. Wow. I particularly love those parrot tulip shots. If it were mine, I'd make it my Facebook profile picture! ;-)

  19. These pictures are superb. My favorite must be the black tulips with the two raincoat-clad people in the background.

  20. These are great to see. I like tulips when the colors aren't too saturated. Those darks ones are great and some of the two-toned ones. I plant a species tulip, T.saxitilis, pretty regularly these days, though with not quite the same effect as in your photos.

  21. Wow! Beautiful shots, Scott.

    I feel like I need to go brush my teeth after all that sweet color!