This time of year Swedish homes are invaded by tulips. When the Winter seems endless and longing for Spring is almost unbearable, we comfort ourselves with tulips. From mid-January til around Easter some 130 millions are sold. That's roughly one million a day, and makes us best in the World buying tulips! Enjoy!!
These are photographed in my kitchen window and, as you can see from the background, Spring is underways in the utmost southern part of Sweden.
Image cropped top/bottom for composition, resized, sharpened, framed and saved for Web.
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Ebbe (9625) 2004-02-18 13:36
It would have looked very different in my kitchen window, a white background. Your panorama cropping and slight of centre position of the flowers works fine. But the best part is the transparency from the backlight in the red of the tulips, that is simply great Kaj!
Do you remember the old sketch with Lars Ekborg from the 60´s with the two bums trying to sell rejected tulips to buy booze? "Wouldn´t you please do a small favour to Holland, miss?"
Cat (0) 2004-02-18 13:36
What a lovely capture Kaj! These tulips are beautiful and you have photographed them quite well. Your composition is wonderful and I like the way your choice of frame does not compete with the flowers for attention!
cxxl (2684) 2004-02-18 15:19
Lovely transparency in the tulips and leaves with the light background. Nice composition. Well done.
cloverstar (0) 2004-02-18 15:43
What a beautiful photo. Your idea of placing them in from of the window has given the tulips a very serene feature. I really like the way the light is penetrating through the thick leaves showing different shades of green. The depth of field is wonderful showing the pastel colours of almost springtime in your country. I'm envious.
Thanks for sharing is extremely well taken photo.
Vagabond (5848) 2004-02-18 16:04
How amazing to see so nice tulips at this time of the year. Very nice picture. Congratulations ...
luis_paulino (904) 2004-02-18 17:09
Nice flowers. I like the colors.
Lolydodia (580) 2004-02-18 19:43
A beutiful picture of tulips. My mom should see this she loves tulips!
Jättefin bild på tulpaner. Min mamma älskar tulpaner och hade nog tyckt om den här bilden. Bra gjort!!
ebban (180) 2004-03-12 10:21
I like the photo with the stronger colours in the foreground and pastelle colours in the background. It gives the photo an extra three-dimensional feeling. And as "cxxl" wrote - "lovely transparency" in both the flowers and the leaves. Good work.
By the way, I like the technical comments to all your photos - I learn a lot from it.
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2442)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): flowers, Flowers [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-18 13:27
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