Well, I wanted to post just 1 more photo from this tulip festival so here it is.
It's a little different in that I wanted to use the wide angle to peer down into the tulips from above, but still being able to show the mountains in the bg.
The lighting wasn't perfect but I think it still worked out ok. We visited this tulip festive a couple of years ago, and on that day there were no clouds. What a difference it made this year, the cloud coverage made all the photos that much more fun!
Hope you like it, and I hope spring has sprung where you live!
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snunney (84742) 2014-04-30 7:33
I can't say I ever associated Canada with tulips, but there you go! I like this composition a lot, the wide angle lens was a great choice. The depth is superb, accentuated by that lovely sky. Pleasant even lighting and excellent saturated colours.
ikeharel (58077) 2014-04-30 7:48
The Tulips in bright orange gave the missing light factor under the cloudy sky, Craig.
A well saturated colors, the red and green in fine contrast, and DOF rendered superbly.
A fabulous flowers field, maybe a ladder would be a good idea to take next time - so a higher POV can show from a better angle upon.
Giustiniani (3376) 2014-04-30 9:10
de belles couleurs toniques sous un superbe ciel et un POV original. Une belle capture.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-30 9:42
con un simile soggettp io avrei scattato almeno 100 foto, ma ho l'impressione che tu abbia fatto altrettanto, tanto più che il grandangolo si presta in maniera particolare per queste straordinarie riprese e permette di mettere a fuoco dal nulla all'infinito.
Sono talmente belle che è difficile fare paragoni e dire quale sia la più bella. Forse è questa per il grandissimo impatto visivo dei fiori in primo piano e la loro eccezionale colorazione che contrasta con il resto del paesaggio.
Ripresa come al solito impeccabile.
Complimenti per l'ennesima volta
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (41651) 2014-04-30 10:59
Yes this is a bit different. Now you're bringing us close enough to get to know the personality of each different tulip. This is a bit like how many TE members usually show us sunflowers. From this low angle the probably quite large field of red tulips has shrunk to just a narrow slice.
Regards from Stockholm where it's now half as warm as a couple of days ago. Fresh snow tonight can't be entirely ruled out :-(
Royaldevon (30145) 2014-04-30 11:42
This introduction to Canadian tulip culture have been a bit of a revelation!
I like this aspect.
Viewing across the lines of flowers creates an impression of a much greater volume of blooms and it makes us note the flowers more closely. When we see the rows of flowers, we note the planted pattern and quickly move form f/g to b/g.
My warm regards,
worldcitizen (7057) 2014-04-30 14:31
You switched things up, and now we have horizontal lines of tulips. I like it. :-) The ones in the foreground are so pretty, and once again there's great depth. There's just so much space in this scene - and all of it is filled with tulips. Very nice! :-)
fritzi007 (6013) 2014-04-30 14:35
Tulpen ohne Ende, ein Traumfoto, die Berge im Hintergrund, gratuliere!
tatadalou (6341) 2014-04-30 15:22
Grey sky but vivid colours. It makes a wonderful foreground for this gorgeous landscape. Great SOF.
photoray (12465) 2014-04-30 15:55
Beautiful tulip panorama, with the two tone ones dominating, a distant layer of red, then the dramatic British Columbia mountains.
adidas5nb (5399) 2014-04-30 18:29
what a beautiful pove and shot.... great colors and nature here.looks so peaceful
emka (79737) 2014-04-30 20:37
Hi Craig, Now we all now that there is other Holland in Canada with tulips fields. it looks fantastic made with your excellent wide angle. Not that bad weather, the clouds add dramatism to the composition. bad selection or mutation, there are three other pink tulips in the sea of yellow ones.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Sonata11 (33283) 2014-04-30 21:13
Hello Craig, Wow! this is fabulous composition wonderfully composed image. Colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Tfs. All the best, Barbara
jjcordier (76848) 2014-04-30 22:15
Belle utilisation de ton très grand angle pour magnifier ce champ de tulipes jaunes.
npecanhuk (66238) 2014-04-30 22:22
Those flowers are wonderful and so is that place!
A very beautiful and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
mjw364 (7512) 2014-05-01 2:02
I'm liking the compositional structure of this image - blocks of colour and lines that contrast with the random shapes of the mountains in the distance. Of course the yellow tulips and the blue sky are a perfect contrast too. Shape, texture, colour, all combine to good effect.
timecapturer (49278) 2014-05-01 5:42
this is wonderful. Your POV and use of the W/A lens are both inspired and effective. The setting is amazing as is the DOF in this beautifully executed shot. Superb!
Regards - B.
marabu61 (8581) 2014-05-01 8:20
Now in this composition the tulips seem to fill the whole valley and that looks rather impressive. The low POV works really well, it gives us fine details of the yellow flowers in the foreground and almost a 3D effect as the tulips get smaller to the back. Sky wise I prefer your version with the pink tulips. There the sky is gorgeous.
have a great day
willperrett (7346) 2014-05-01 12:31
My: haven't you got a wide one! The effect is impressive. As you say the light could have been kinder, but the overcast day has if anything increased the saturation in the yellows and reds. Good graphic image.
jcpix (13686) 2014-05-01 17:21
Say what? Canada has tulips...and blue skies...and, and....wait, I thought it was covered in snow year round!?? Bet you haven't heard that before, yeah? ;)
Nice "girly" pic here buddy. Ahaha, kidding of course...this is really gorgeous! I'm secure enough to say I can fully appreciate a field of flowers, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a scene like this. I'd certainly photograph one if we had anything other than cactus here.
I love how the horizon is broken by the band, and subsequent layers, of red flowers as the field meets the mountains. Full of color and fresh Spring time atmosphere, this looks quite inviting...and probably smells really good too. A pity this isn't a scratch n' sniff image. :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take care.
Cheers from down South,
mcmtanyel (14113) 2014-05-01 21:05
Well, I am happy to see that the Dutch cannot claim monopoly on tulips. They are beautiful flowers, no one should have them exclusively. I like your composition with layers. Colors and scenery are lovely.
siudzi (33923) 2014-05-02 1:07
Really hard to believe that you have tulip fields in Canada!:) Impressive view full of charm created by the yellow flowers captured in the foreground. Perfectly done! Bravo!
delpeoples (53167) 2014-05-02 4:45
I think I prefer this POV to your previous shot, as great as it is. It seems you;ve reversed the Rule of Thirds framing to give more sky in that shot and more tulips in this. The clouds and mountains make an amazing backdrop as well as an interesting contrast to the millions of yellow tulips. And now I've got that Tiny Tim song playing in my head over and over again. Ahhh the ukulele!
Have a great weekend, thanks for sharing
JanArie (577) 2014-05-02 6:10
Hi Craig, really a different view with mountains behind this tulip field :-) because here in Holland we have only boring flat fields. I like your POV and the great depth of your photo.
Regards and enjoy the spring with a lot of more beautiful pictures from Canada.
abmdsudi (43714) 2014-05-02 8:30
A good flower show of vivid colours and a stunning image from every angle and perspective. The composition and viewpoint extend the immense depth so superbly and the brilliant light brings lots of joy indeed. Great capture, TFS.
Gigidusud (16289) 2014-05-02 13:59
Another beautiful tulips field with a different POV. I like this one too!
lousat (77790) 2014-05-03 14:53
Hi Craig,maybe the most spectacular pic of this serie,s different POV to see in the heart of tulips below,great composition and the usual perfect quality,truly fantastic!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
annjackman (19897) 2014-05-03 23:09
Even more tulips - they are a fabulous sight! the viewpoint works very well and amazing that we can peer inside the flowers as well as seeing a glorious landscape.
Kind Regards, Ann
eldancer1 (28479) 2014-05-04 7:27
You must feel like you were in flower heaven, I know I would. I like the low pov and you were able to get good details. Awesome colors. Very well done, tfs.
cornejo (32110) 2014-05-05 8:07
Hi Craig, another nice and interesting view of beautiful tulips with very good depth, very well composed and captured this beautiful photograph. An interesting image of a beautiful flowery fields, with good sharpness, depth, nice color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Waylim (25360) 2014-05-05 23:24
Are you competing with the Dutch? Anyway, this is glorious and I Love the POV and wide angle lens that allow you to captured so much of the foreground and far into the distant landscape as well. It almost feel like you up abit higher since the tulips in the foreground are visible to the center of its heat.
Excellent quality and rich color but still natural.
mkamionka (30694) 2014-05-15 13:09
this is so little known aspect of Canada that no wonder you decided to show more of it. The location is fantastic with high mountains surrounding the flat fields of tulips. It is really impressive and somehow surprising. Beautiful foreground with some other dcolrs appearing behind the yellow layer.
Angshu (55892) 2014-05-21 0:14
I would believe you are having a fantastic time in Turkey...have you flown the balloon yet in Cappadocia?
A beautiful picture with the bright colour of the tulips leading our eyes to the mountains in the BG. The take with your wide lens has created a different viewing pleasure!
Hansaphotos (6869) 2014-05-25 1:52
Another lovely shot from these tulip fields. I like your idea to show the flowers partly from above, but still be able to get a good perspective and a good view of the bg mountains - the result here is great. Splendid colours and nice composition. Thanks.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57062)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-26
- Categories: Festivals, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/22, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 7:11