More fun with tulips - this is from the tulip fields near La Conner, Washingtion. Every year they have a tulip festival in April when people are invited to come view the fields while they are in full bloom. This girl was really getting into the spirit of the festival, running through the fields and even grabbing one on the tulips for herself. This was another opportunistic shot, where I was actually trying to set something else up and I saw the girl running and quickly took the picture.
La Conner is located about halfway between Vancouver and Seattle.
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Propofol (1790) 2007-04-30 3:26
Stunning shot, Alvin. Detailed throughout - I love the dashes of colour on the tips of each petal in the foreground. Strong classical composition "at thirds", too, with your subject left with plenty of room to move into. All up an excellent job - well done!
eza1701 (3345) 2007-04-30 4:31
Great opportunistic shot packed with vibrant colours and sharp detail where it's needed. The layered effect of this image works really well.
sowhat (1004) 2007-04-30 4:36
very beautiful shot, right moment and beautiful setting. I love the layered colors, the powerful red(the girls is in red too) the full light over the field and the feeling of joy... as you title expresses it.
Thanks for sharing,
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-04-30 7:18
another great photo here ! in these beautiful fields of tulips !
forget the girl 2 seconds... POV is nice, framing is excellent, alternated colours make a wonderful composition, good light etc... good !
now remember the girl: the icing on the cake, nice pretty girl with red sweat-shirt holding red tupip, walking with her nice blond hair in the wind, in a line of white tulips, she is perfectly situated in the frame... wow !
great composition, thumb up !!!
pierrefonds (58355) 2007-04-30 7:45
A good POV of the tulips field and of the girl running through it, the photo has a good compostion, DOF and nice colors. Have anice day.
ChrisJ (100872) 2007-04-30 9:27
Missed this one. I like the superb horizontal layering, of the different coloured tulips, & superb dof & sharpness. The blond haired girl adds a human element. Tfs!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-04-30 10:06
surfin' on the same wave of success and quite similar but actually different to me as the little girl and her hair floating in the wind make this one a lot less "technical" than the previous one ;-)
Have a nice day,
scobert (5355) 2007-04-30 10:35
Perfect composition and exposure with the girl running through the beautiful tulips. Great shot!
josepmarin (57833) 2007-04-30 11:45
Another splendid composition with great graphical strength for the striping of the tulips and with a great chromatism with the vivids and beautiful colors.
The girl among the flowers contributes a vital perfect detail.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-04-30 13:08
Hi Alvin another great image!
wonderful the little girl in the middle of the flowers!
it seems a scene from a film!
wonderful colours and result!
robinlawr (903) 2007-04-30 17:38
This is a great shot. The dof is perfect in rendering the girl and the tulips closest to us sharp and those beyond falling away in blur. Great technique, eye and reaction in capturing the shot.
Floydian (30970) 2007-04-30 18:31
I never knew there were tulips in the US, always thought it was something typically Dutch, but nice to see this.
Of course the child is stealing the show here. Here red shirt just in the middle of the white fields...beautiful..!!!
PJE (20758) 2007-04-30 20:59
Alvin this image is very powerful in excellent graphics and color balance. I love the girl's presence in this row of red tulips. Excellent work as always..
singuanti (15250) 2007-04-30 21:44
Hi Alvin. I sure wish we had as many tulips as you guys have over there. You couldn't have asked the girl to wear a better color of shirt. There's strong order with the depth controlled by the many different types of tulips but we also see so many different types. Well done Alvin.
keribar (43841) 2007-05-01 0:27
What delightful picture full of fresh air and life. Coule dcertainly be used in some ad.
Congratulations * Izzet
bibiweb (8) 2007-05-01 0:56
The little girl running through the tulip field makes this shot very dynamic and you're lucky she was wearing that red sweater. A blue one would have been a lot less pleasing to the eye!
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-05-01 2:39
Another gorgeous image from the tulip fields, the red tulip in the girl's hand is the real winner.
With Greetings from India
chicken (1557) 2007-05-01 4:27
So far my favourite of your tulip series. I especially like how well the colours play together in this one, the sweater of the girl has just the right colour too.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-05-01 6:12
I love this very coloured and very tidy view. I love more the running roguish child. Good realization and colours.
Have a nice day
nwoehnl (122) 2007-05-01 10:06
Nice photo again, Alvin, although I found the first one with the photographer in the flower field much more striking (and also the first one was "new", this one, albeit lovely and different, feels a bit like a re-run; from a posting sequence point of view I think you should have held it back a bit longer). The horizontal layers provided by the differently-colored tulips give a good structure to the frame, and the girl adds a light and carefree element of human interest. Good shot.
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2007-05-01 12:40
Wah hey! - tip toe through the tulips! - vibrant colours and a great POV - TFS :)
gilou530 (34) 2007-05-01 15:29
une photo haute en couleur, toutes ces tulipes multicolores et cette petite blonde au milieu c'est un must, bravo
flosoup (563) 2007-05-01 17:30
Again great clarity on the tulips themselves but also a fantastic sense of motion from the little girl. TFs
jjbach (9324) 2007-05-01 18:01
Wonderful shot with amazing vivid colours and fantastic lighting. The little girl inside the tulips looks perfect and gives action and motion to the composition. Splendid shot, congratulations!!
Charo (51210) 2007-05-02 5:29
Fantástica foto, los colores, esa niña con la flor, el puntode vista...todo con un gusto excelente.
infrastellar (409) 2007-05-02 10:30
What I can tell you, great moment, great flowers with great photographers eyes.
leo61 (0) 2007-05-03 13:43
Great composition with the girl walking through this colorful carpet of tulips.You placed her perfect and I like her smile.You were lucky to have her in the red shirt between the white tulips.A great shot with wonderful colors.
Rodrigues (1035) 2007-05-03 17:31
Uauu!!! Brilliant shot Alvin.
Grafically attracting (very much) and the timing was simply perfect.
But to be picky, the girl is starting to be a bit out of the focus plane...isn't it?
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-05-09 17:48
Ola Alvin fantastico , muito bonita !!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
DLM (6479) 2007-05-28 12:20
This is stunning Alvin.
adding the girl really makes the difference,texture and colour are top drawer.
golden (2289) 2007-05-28 12:35
Amazing capture Alvin!
Perfect timing and POV.A beautiful composition full of colors.
greg64g (11193) 2007-06-01 14:35
i d just discover that one.
Fabulous flag with the little girl and the dof on background is a very good photo, technically perfect
bebep (2089) 2007-07-03 2:19
this pic is simply fabulous, the crushing of the plans that you have gotten and the change of color to every plan they make this photo really a masterpiece
fadingstar78 (420) 2009-12-27 8:08
Lovely colours and beautiful composition. Just perfect. I also like the depth of field and the sharpness.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikor 180MM 2.8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2007-04-30 2:08
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