Taken in the fields near La Conner, Washington. La Conner is known for growing tulips, and each April they have a tulip festival, where people can go and tour around the fields. The fields are not just for show though, because in the distance on the right you can see some farm workers in the field picking tulips for the markets. For anyone in the Seattle or Vancouver area it's a nice day trip to drive to La Conner and see the fields. It's particularly popular with photographers, and in the early morning they swarm the best locations, so be prepared!
Before anyone says anything about the horizon, the land there is on a slight slope, and I positioned things to get the rows even instead of the horizon.
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PJE (20758) 2007-04-16 20:13
Excellent perspective Alvin. I really love how this tulip farm keeps their rows neat and tidy for photography. And having the rows almost perfectly straight makes this an excellent composition. Well now I hope to be able to head down to La Conner this weekend. Thanks for sharing your perspective Alvin. Good work!
danielswalsh (13599) 2007-04-16 20:24
Nikon vs. Canon, CORMAC vs. PJE, Side-by-side on TE. Haha.
This is a nice shot Alvin, amazing clarity and great colors, the lines are really appealing.
However- somehting I spotted from the the thumbnail is that the image seems to be tilted to the right, somewhat throwing off the image (in my wonky eyes). I think it would be a bit better leveling off the assumed horizon.
Hahahahahahaha... SOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRRY ALVIN! Paul just clued me into the fact that you mentioned the lay of the land. Shame on me for not reading the note. I still think adjusting it would be better though- hahahaha. ;-)
scobert (5355) 2007-04-16 21:26
You caught everyone by surprise. We were expecting another photo of those desert mineral formations and then you came up with this beauty of a tulip farm. This is a gorgeous photo. Well done!
Scharan (14144) 2007-04-16 21:32
Que maravilha de foto!
Ótima composição,perspectiva e um colorido excepcional. Um trabalho encantador...^meus parabéns!
Ann75 (0) 2007-04-16 22:46
Great shot with such vibrant colours! The POV is excellent with amazing depth and such beautiful details. The sky above adds to the scene as well. Great compsotion with beautiful lighting! Excellent work, Alvin!
PS: Haha, I can only think of one person mentioning something about the horizon (*wink* *wink* to Dan).
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-04-17 1:10
Excellent "patterned" picture. The compo is really lovely.
Nice depth too.
eza1701 (3345) 2007-04-17 3:04
Great shot of the tulips and well composed for a nice symmetrical effect. Personally I might have desaturated slightly as the red hurts my eyes after a while, probably just my old eyes :-)
jhm (155249) 2007-04-17 3:38
I like generally flower fields, certaily the red tulip, this simple wonderful, I placed one week ago also a tulip photograph, and the viewers have excellent critiques, great perspective and a beauty for looking. Thanks for sharing.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-04-17 4:13
I see the US join the tulips TE boom, nice converging perspectives and to enjoy their symetry I don't mind the tilted horizon. Did you lighten the shadows more than usual here or use a ND filter, the foreground seems bery luminous compared to the background.
Have a nice day,
bibiweb (8) 2007-04-17 4:14
Superb red color and excellent perspective with all these lines converging in the back of the photo. I like the fact that some people are visible on the right as it puts everything in scale. I read your note about the land being slightly sloped, but it is a bit disturbing to see the horizon tilted to the red... ;o)
Have a nice day.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-04-17 5:11
Hi ALvin, it is a wonderful image, GREAT PERPSECTIVE, great game of colour and great composition!
thanks for the note about horizon! :)
beautiful work fo the eyes!
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-04-17 5:56
excellent composition and framing
PP work result is like a drawing
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-04-17 6:10
A nice composition showing a good perspective with all the converding lines.
About the slope, I sometimes prefer to turn a little bit to get is horizontal.
pierrefonds (68085) 2007-04-17 7:17
A good POV of the field of red tulips, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Have a nice day.
Fis2 (100638) 2007-04-17 7:27
Beautiful tulips! I like the frame and perspective. Nicely colors. Good work.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-04-17 7:53
Excellent POV, the long rows of tulips working so well alongwith the workers on the right. A perfect postcard image with good depth.
With Greetings from India
Charo (51212) 2007-04-17 9:33
Excelente composición en forma de abanico, el color y la nitidez son magníficos, gran POV.
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-04-17 10:31
Nice red tulips patern that draw a nice perspective. Great contrast between this red field and the sky.
jjbach (9324) 2007-04-17 10:53
This is an amazing shot with fantastic colours and great perspective. Really excellent composition and symmetry. I love it!
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2007-04-17 14:14
Wow! those reds nearly knock your eyes out - great POV - I think I can see your shadow too! - TFS
presidente (1122) 2007-04-17 15:30
Amazing graphic composition of a natural subject.
Wonderful color, Perfect DOF and POV, Andrea
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-04-17 20:22
You are GOOD!This is another photography lesson for me.
I usually say why I like a photo but this time I don`t think it is necessary.
singuanti (15250) 2007-04-17 21:41
Hi Alvin. This reminds me of some pictures Paul did last year but yours are better since you took them with your D200, loll! I think he was using his 50mm a lot back then but I certainly love your wider view here. The POV is great. Super shot Alvin!
ChrisJ (116068) 2007-04-18 9:34
I had to look twice at the locale, as this initially looked like Holland! Superb colour, sharpness, & diminishing linear perspective. Tfs!
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-04-18 11:38
Ola Alvin que foto fantastica , muito bonitas estas tulipas vermelhas , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Starscream (891) 2007-04-18 14:07
Great well composed shot with perfect colours and nice perspective.
I love tulips so when I visit USA I'll have this place in mind.
Thanks for sharing.
josepmarin (58359) 2007-04-19 12:26
A great fugue of lines in this really spectacular field of tulips, thanks to your setting and a good POV.
The very high line of the horizon in the picture leaves very much space to enjoy this wonderful spectacle of the tulips of a red very alive and brilliant color.
The chromatic impact is impressive.
Gerrit (52097) 2007-04-19 13:40
beautiful tulip fields, well saturated colours.
I feel home already.
placombe (7901) 2007-04-19 22:44
This is a wonderful image to me. Everything is in there, composition, colors and depth of field which is remarkable. TFS
Steft (5975) 2007-04-28 9:53
Indeed, it looks like the photo is tilted, but I see the land is on a slight slope.
Beautiful depth, very good lines and excellent POV. The colours are very nice and bright and i like the dramatic clouds.
flosoup (563) 2007-05-02 16:54
What i cant get over in your shots is the sheer clarity you have achieved, the reds are really red, if you know what i mean. The lines are also fantastic making you believe that those tulips go on forever.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tulip Fields [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-16 20:02