Here is a photo of tulips, Canadian style. Most places where they grow tulips are flat and not near mountains, but in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver there is some prime farm land tucked down at the valley bottom, while mountains are towering right overhead. This was taken at a tulip farm located in Agassiz, with well known landmark Cheam Mountain in the background.
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InasiaJones (31562) 2008-09-08 21:15
Super clear shot, full of light and vivid colors. The juxtaposition of the tulips in front of these mighty mountains is something I have never seen before.
I like the proportion between the flower field and the mountains. I also appreciate the contrast they offer, between warm and cold tones.
cdmonson (4806) 2008-09-08 21:23
Very nice one. Glad to see you back. I love the touch of light on the mountain and of course those tulips. It seems like the mountain is slightly out of focus, but that's the only complaint. Everything else is absolutely fabulous.
Wanda1 (15000) 2008-09-08 22:09
Tulips always take me back to the land of my roots...the Netherlands, so it is indeed strange to see them growing at the foot of a mountain. The brightness of the strong colours with the light on them contrast with the grey mountain which is in shade making for an eye catching image. I love the snow on the peaks and the colours of the flowers as far as the eye can see and the depth of the image.
jjcordier (78388) 2008-09-08 22:16
Magnifique champ de tulipes qui semble se prolonger à l'infini grâce à l'excellente profondeur de champ. La barrière de montagnes à l'horizon parachève cette superbe composition.
anes_lc (14968) 2008-09-08 22:52
so this place is not only on my dreams??/:)
well done .beautiful perspective over this magic place
danielswalsh (13599) 2008-09-08 22:54
Does Paul know your invading his old stomping grounds!?!?! ;-)
The tulips always seem to be a great subject. Bright, colorful, and great as a forground subject for scenery.
Well composed as you placed the horizon right on a thirds line.
danyy (0) 2008-09-08 22:56
nous arrivpns à l'entrée de l'automne et je suis content de retrouver la fraicheur du printemps et des tulipes au travers de cette magnifique photo qui ne manque ni de couleurs, ni de profondeur.
Très bien cadrée.
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-09-08 23:07
the field is a good foreground!
since the light is also good, the picture is nice...
baclama (18413) 2008-09-08 23:18
belle profondeur de champ pour guider le regard vers l'infini de ce champ de tulipes aux tres belles couleurs.La montagne forme un tres beau contratse de paysage et de couleurs
vixchris (284) 2008-09-08 23:48
This is an amazing pic. The colourful tulips in the foreground combined with the mountain in the background are an excellent composition and so is the framing,
Well done and glad that you're back in TE after your break,
mphotographies (1976) 2008-09-08 23:53
Whooo...those bed of tulips is unbelievable, crisp and perfect clarity, even from the thumbnail it pops out!
saxo042 (37602) 2008-09-09 0:04
Really a beautiful picture, a very attractive combination of flowers and mountain!
Greetings from Gothenburg
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2008-09-09 0:35
Superb photo of these flowers. It brings nice mood in here. Love the wide view over the yellow field. Well done.
ChrisJ (103565) 2008-09-09 2:53
Good repetition of the yellow tulips, with a superb alpine backdrop. Wonderful colour & sharpness. Tfs!
carper (96) 2008-09-09 3:11
a fantastic photo Alvin,
a very good balance in the shot, fine contrast and details from the tullips, good photojob, have a nice day.
delkoo (68) 2008-09-09 6:05
I definitely like your POV in this shot ... it provides such good perspective.excellent foreground Decorated with flowers and well lit which blackmails colors.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-09-09 9:56
Hi Alvin, very nice photo with excellent composition,POV and colors.
Fis2 (89363) 2008-09-09 13:04
Beautiful tulips and mountains! I like the vertical frame. Good colors and sharpness. Well done.
luisafonso (862) 2008-09-09 14:43
Nice contrast in terms of colors between the yellow/green of the tulips and the blue hazed mountain in the back. The haze in the back steals sharpness a bit and diminishes the view a bit, but the light in the front really steals the show. I like this composition.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-09-09 18:18
This had to be the most photographed place in the eastern Fraser Valey for sure. Your view is awesome and I really do like vertical perspective you chose for this one. Great light and good colors. Well done and TFS. Gerald
PixelTerror (0) 2008-09-10 7:17
This could look like a picture from Gerald Neufeld, he has posted a few of these non Dutch BC tulips, compared to Holland the surprise factor comes from the background snowy peaks telling there's something diffferent about the place. With the D700 you'd now gain that extra more essential angle.
Have a nice day JY
cherryripe (21033) 2008-09-10 14:47
You're back to your D200 here ?
Lovely view of the tulips which are so sharp and detailed. Good proportion of colourful field and mountain which makes a difference from Dutch tulip photos.
axiotea (21649) 2008-09-10 20:49
The mountains make for a good BG on which the tulip field just stand out so well! I love the colors and contrast and the beautiful depth in the image!
kensimage (8561) 2008-09-11 9:43
We're not in Noord-Holland any more, Toto! Nope, this is definitely not the Netherlands, no matter how many tulips are growing. The light is great, bringing out the rich color of the flowers in contrast to the subdued light on the peaks. Really an eye-catching shot. Regards, Ken.
pboehringer (770) 2008-09-12 13:47
you're absolutely right regarding the usual stereotypic image of tulip fields. It is dead flat. To have a mountain with snow in the background is a real surprise and a quite nice one. I love the wide angle approach with the tulips in the foreground giving me the impression as if they are reaching out of my screen. The mountain is a little bit lost in haze and that is actually my only critique with this shot. Execution, composition are top notch, but to late in the day. What about being there 1-2 hours earlier for the same shot?
keribar (43841) 2008-09-14 10:11
An excellent nature picture " Cormac " style. Great views taken with well balanced and well studied foregounds which make them so strong and appealing.
I wish you a very good week - Alvin Friendly yours - Izzet
plimrn (21344) 2008-09-16 8:22
So glad to see you back!! I've missed your vibrant pictures. I always spend a lot of time with good fields-of-flowers-pix; trying to figure out how people managed to capture the impact. This one is the best at capturing that overwhelming sense of color and beauty that I seek but don't seem to be able to convey. I'm going to try to analyze it for my own learning.
Of course as Andre comments the contrast between the warm of the tulips and the unexpected cool of the mountain grabs you from the start.
The sharpness of the FG tulips has also been mentioned, but not the fact that one perfect tulip is positioned standing out in the FG corner.
I think perhaps the key is the angle of light; you always capture great light, mostly with your early morning habits.
As to the comments about the lack of sharpness in the mountain, is it possible to get macro sharpness in the FG and still have the BG sharp?
Wishing you health, love & joy, Pat
josepmarin (57885) 2008-09-17 9:09
The field of tulips that fills the image from foreground up to the magnificent mountains in background offers us a beautiful aesthetic effect and a great chromatic strength, by its vivid yellow color that turns in red with the distance.
The great light that illuminates this impressive landscape completes a really attractive, and very well executed composition.
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-09-25 3:46
I haven't got words. Breathtaking picture. Such a view. Well done!
pierrefonds (59812) 2008-09-25 17:12
The tulips in the foreground are a good introduction to the scenery. They lead our eyes toward the mountains in the background which is ging depth to the picture. The image is clear and sharp. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice dya.
kiks (11781) 2008-10-05 8:59
Great contrast Alvin of the warm color of the tulips with the cold snowy mountain at the back. I like the format of your crop and the layers on it. colors are very well defined.
npecanhuk (69508) 2008-12-05 17:21
This image is totally beautiful, however the most important feature in it - in my humble opinion - are the tulips, specially those in the very foreground, with excellent sharpness - I feel I can touch them!
Very good one!
TFS - Congratulations!
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 21:08
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