Tulips are widely grown in Washington as a commercial crop. Skagit, WA has an annual Tulip Festival in the spring where you can go see enormous fields of tulips in a wide range of shades and patterns. You can order bulbs from at least hundreds of varieties. Many people just grow their own in the garden or take advantage of volunteers.
Of course, my “stained glass” period is pretty much ongoing. I have several of these taken annually.
One of my first photographic loves is macro and near-macro images of flowers. This is from Sara’s Iris garden here in Seattle. Taken this spring on a mostly cloudy day.
Old motel sign, Mina, NV. Motel’s been closed for at least a couple of years, but the harsh midday light just made the colors POP. I added the halos in post. Took me right back to the Atomic Age!
This is an atypical image for me. With rare exceptions, I don’t do people, and I don’t do emotion. I didn’t remember having this until I was transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom and reviewing old collections. It was taken from a Seine cruise in late afternoon (at the time, I didn’t re-set my camera clock for travel).
I’d be grateful if someone could tell me what this pretty little pokeball is.
We spent a couple of nights at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Savoy, SD (near Lead, SD) in the Black Hills. Roughlock Falls is a mile or so up the road, with a couple of good views from below the falls.
This one is 1/160 vs the 13s of the previous one. The water is less blue in this, and I think it blends better, but I still think the edges of the water appear to be laid in. Maybe it is the dark lines at the edges of the river, which I assume are undercut erosion.
My image of Artist’s Point is offered as a possible solution to Evan’s question about his image … about why the water appears laid onto the photo. Continue reading
One of the things about this shot that intrigues me (because I don’t understand WHY it is that way) is how the water almost appears ‘laid in’ on top of the terrain, like it’s a composite shot.