This is not the Netherlands ... we don't have hills where we grow them.
This is not the Netherlands ... we don't have red sand.
So this has to be somewhere else?
That's right it's Tassie as the Aussies say or Tasmania for the rest of the world.
Tasmania is named after the Dutchman Abel Tasman who discovered it long ago. Since then many Dutch emigrated Down Under. A guy Van Diemen was one of them and he started his own landcompany. The tulipgrowery to whom this field belongs is still called Van Diemen and is located on the Rocky Cape on the northern coast of Tasmania between Wynyard and Stanley.
An other photo of this same tulip field can be found here.
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shirgold (2481) 2007-02-01 14:05
Beautiful capture! - I love the way the eye is lead into the image and to the horizon.
Good to know there are so many tulips flowering on my birthday(!!)
TFS - Shir
Nicou (121960) 2007-02-01 14:07
Un mot superbe, ces couleurs, cette courbe, cette symétrie, tout est parfait.
Bravo et belle soirée.
photoman87 (207) 2007-02-01 14:25
Les couleurs, le point de vue et la clarté font que je n'ai pu résister à regarder de plus près cette photo.
tjanze (5674) 2007-02-01 14:28
Beuatiful composition with lines leading behind horizont.I like rule of thirds on photo and little animal dots in back.
sanalytis (1634) 2007-02-01 14:40
A lovely photograph you have captured here.
Your composition is strong, the colors brilliant and contrast well against each other and I like your POV as well.
marjan (6279) 2007-02-01 14:48
hi harko, wondeful shot of tulip carpet. Exceltn coloures and POV
AmiBe (6042) 2007-02-01 17:00
good diagonal, colorful shot.
Good use of nature to make a graphical shot.
noahsark (1092) 2007-02-01 18:01
Efficient symetry and realistic colours.This is nicely composed and executed.
colors and light*****
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-02-01 23:44
Beautifull pocture. You get here a beautifull graphism with lines and colors.
I love it
mezz (249) 2007-02-02 2:22
Wow, what an amazing view of the sea of tulips! I like the angle you took of the rows of tulips, so that the strips of colour run diagonally across the picture. Thanks for sharing this, I didn't know you can get views of tulips like this in Australia, and I live in Australia! (not Tassie though)
molla (7127) 2007-02-02 2:58
Fast mycket humor är det i att du åker till tasmanien för att fotografera Tulpaner.
There's a nice twist i the tuliprows that takes away the staticfeeling and makes the picture more intressting.
siolaw (38278) 2007-02-02 3:30
Excellent compowith the lines of flowers disposed diagonally, great colors and sharpness... Well chosen POV and correct framing
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-02 3:51
Thanks for your visit.
Great simmetry in this very nice composition.
Natural colours and good sharpness. I like how you framed the picture.
My best regards
cengiz (3591) 2007-02-02 5:32
nice capture and point of view
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-02 5:37
This is a fascinating and very spectacular photo. Impressive composition and fabled atmosphere. Colours are beautiful and rich. Very fine shot!
Thank you, nice days
Silvio1953 (122183) 2007-02-03 7:35
Hi Harko, wonderful view of fields full of flowers, great landscape with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
dcawker (5717) 2007-02-04 7:58
Beautiful colors and excellent perspective as well! Regards, Doug
jemaflor (84695) 2007-02-05 5:42
very nice these lines, lovely colours for these flowers, good effect with the hill in the background, great depth with a such perspective.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-05 5:45
That sounds a bit crazy for a project, a Dutch travelling all the way to the other end of the planet to shoot... tulips under a Dutch sky !!!
fun apart it's a very pleasant perspective and the colors are well lit providing a vivid impression despite the cloudy sky, I like it.
Have a nice day,
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-02-05 14:15
Sure its not Dutch country but the red sand and the hilly slopes make this all ao beautiful. Excellent DOF, great colours obviously.
With Greetings from India
tabora (0) 2007-02-05 17:35
Sérieux concurrent pour ton pays, joli cadrage avec ces lignes en diagonales,superbe shot.
Pitoncle (3745) 2007-02-06 11:16
Je découvre ta galerie à l'occasion de ta visite sur la mienne et suis interpelé par le graphisme qui ce dégage de ta composition. Très belles couleurs.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
cherryripe (21033) 2007-02-07 12:10
What a different view of Tassie !
Your pov showing the rows of flowers on a diagonal is very dyanamique. The colours are nicely saturated and contrast well against the dark sky. THe cows in the background are a nice touch.
vinicio (23415) 2007-02-09 3:50
you have a beautiful gallery of images, compliments, this is between your many one of the bests, the composition is really good and colours and perspective greta, compliments again, it's nice and fine.
riclopes (35577) 2007-02-11 7:57
Amazing colorful scenery, Harko. It almost doesn't seem real...Excellent perspective and composition with all the patterns filling up the whole image. ...but you have such tulips in Neatherlands, don't you? Not in hills (I allways remember the phrase "how flat can you get?"), but in the plains, right? Great shot!
cephi3 (943) 2007-02-11 8:51
This is indeed a great shot! colors and sky are great and I really appreciate the perspective given by the flowers alignment. I would maybe have tried to remove the area with the cows and grass which from my point of view is breaking a little bit the composition.
paura (47166) 2007-02-12 12:29
Nice shot here. Interesting POV to get amazing DEP. Nice colors and composition.
MariosCYP (774) 2007-02-14 17:35
Great shot. I love Australia myself too...
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-02-16 8:53
Hi Harko, this is truly beautiful this explosion of flowers, of colors, red colors, lol i'm reading your note and see this is not taken in holland, oh oh i would have put all my money onthat fact !!
Excellent POV, what a place !
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-17 13:07
Hi Harko - indeed the flat landscape of the NL does not allow a higher perspective like this, the red earth also makes it interesting, the busy sky makes a nice match.
robinlawr (903) 2007-02-19 19:19
Wow! This in the kind of field shot I wish I'd taken! The colour, lines, dof, exposure all excellent. Well done Harko.
Viera (948) 2007-03-14 13:12
these tulip fields are really beautiful.
I was attracted with the geometric lines they are creating, they seem to have the same height,it´s very interesting.
It would be nice to have them around my house.Very beautiful place,well photographed.
Didi (56863) 2007-03-26 14:51
Very interesting natural carpet.
Colours are very appreciable who gives this good composition.
France (125) 2007-05-30 10:54
I can't believe that. You went to Tasmania to photograph tulips !? Were you nostalgic of your country, so far from home ?
It's a beautiful picture with good light and vivid colors. Beautiful and strange considering the place where that is located. Thanks to the hills you gave some movement to your lines that became soft curves.
giorgimer (34846) 2009-09-20 13:28
wathing you were from netherlands I was sure this shot was taken there, surprising to see it's in Australia, Wonderful colors, I like the contrast with the red ground
Very well done!
foozi (7101) 2009-09-23 23:52
this is a superbs presentation. The rich colours and lines of perspective work wonderfully to deliver a good presentation from you. Very beautiful and exciting landscape shown here.
To me it is just like a dream.
Too real to be true.( Cos we dont have tulips here).
pulezan (841) 2009-10-07 15:07
Strange to see picture with tulips and not to be taken in Netherland :-)
Beautiful colors and perspective.
fserajian (2295) 2009-10-23 9:05
A well chosen pov, beautiful colours and well framed too. The flowers are just beautiful... TFS
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Australia - October 2006
- Theme(s): Tulip Fields [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-01 14:01
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