the winds of skagit.

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day ninety-two; april 2, 2010. the only way to view this is large and on black. seriously awesome.

yesterday, my sister and i took a trip up to the skagit county tulip festival. normally, this is a pretty spring occasion with hoards of people looking and the endless fields of tulips. on this occasion, however, 40+ mph wind gusts and near freezing temperatures kept most of those people away.

but since we were there, we needed to get the shot anyways! this is a three shot hdr exposure and i was quite surprised how the tulips turned out being that the wind was almost able to knock me over. (as always, view it large with the link above: flickr's sharpening just doesn't do this justice)

since many people have asked, you can get a print of this one here :)

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  1. lifeeve 48 months ago | reply

    soOo nice =D

  2. saden*** 48 months ago | reply


  3. MrBuddy84 48 months ago | reply

    stunning shot. the colours are beautiful & it looks very dramatic - love it!

  4. carfati 47 months ago | reply


  5. Janine Graf 47 months ago | reply

    OMG, this is awesome! Yes, very different from last weekend!

  6. santyclavel 47 months ago | reply

    Excelente toma

  7. Atpar 46 months ago | reply

    Awesome capture, the contrast is amazing!

  8. Yahoo Project Weather 42 months ago | reply

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  9. Riccardo Brig Casarico 41 months ago | reply

    Molto bella ... complimenti !!
    un saluto,

    See my recent photo

  10. Cós 41 months ago | reply

    Wow! Excellent

  11. derNubo 41 months ago | reply

    This is one of the best images ever!
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  12. K_D_B (One Eye On The Sky) 41 months ago | reply

    Very dramatic.

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  13. josemanuelerre 41 months ago | reply

    Genial esta foto! Gran trabajo

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  15. MichalSpocko 23 months ago | reply

    I used this photograph in my front page post at
    Here is the link to the article. This was on the front page April 6th 2013 starting at 10:30 today.
    The title of the article is
    How Do Justice Failures Affect You?

    I selected it after searching for the word Justice. This image came up first. I don't know why, but I'm glad it did. It adds some beauty and mystery to a serious topic. Thank you, great work. You are credited in the caption and at the bottom of the piece.

  16. martinŠebek 10 months ago | reply

    very good work

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