• Amazing range of colours! - Faddoush
  • Amo tulipas, são minhas favoritas e esta foto ficou maravilhosa, parabéns!!!! - Nina Pimenta
  • love it love it love it! & the story of chance and not givin up.....this inspires me! - katekaekittycatgrey

Forgotten Tulip Barn

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The Skagit Valley Tulip festival happens every year in the month of April. Even if you're a dude and don't give a damn about flowers, I guarantee that when you see tulips of various colors going all the way to the horizon, you'll have to admit it's pretty awesome. I was dragged there kicking and screaming about 7 years ago by an ex-gf. I actually enjoyed it and have tried to make it there ever since. The most difficult parts of the festival are trying to guess which weekend will be the best in terms of the fields being in bloom and also trying to navigate around the countless thousands of people.

I was trying to setup for the obligatory sunset shot across the tulip fields at Tuliptown, but about 20 minutes before the sun actually set, they booted me and a several others so I had to scramble to another tulip field and see if I could salvage a shot in time. I did make it to the Roozengaarde fields and snapped a few pretty good sets, but on the way back to my car, I walked right past an old, dilapidated barn. The closer I got, the more interesting it was. It was obvious it was once painted very colorfully presumably for reasons related to the tulips. Over the decades (?) the paint has faded almost completely. It didn't appear to be in practical use anymore. It seemed so fragile that one big puff of wind would blow it over. Glad I took the extra five minutes to shoot it, because I think they turned out good.

The shot: Nikon D90, 18-200mm @ 22mm, f22, ISO 100 - 3 bracketed shots (-2, 0, +2), Photomatix Details Enhancer.

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  1. ratko.kaucic 73 months ago | reply

    fantastic hdr shot.....fantastic colors.....

  2. shri :) 73 months ago | reply

    Lovely shot!!

  3. Rico Gustav 73 months ago | reply

    very nice, man!

  4. DELIA CEAUSOGLU 73 months ago | reply

    Fantastic location and the colors are amazing!

  5. judo_dad1953 73 months ago | reply

    I'm listening to Isao Tomita's arrangement of Debussy's Arabesque No.1 as I wander through your photostream. Its a perfect combination; it draws me to the image, making me wish I could pass into it and experience the moment wholly. Still, doing so vicariously is no small thing. Its an enviable record of an enviable moment. A tip of the hat to you for having posted such beautiful photographs!

  6. bristol tourist 73 months ago | reply

    great colour and a good eye

  7. Nokie† 73 months ago | reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Dene' Miles 73 months ago | reply

    This festival is one of my favorite times of the year. I got some shots but nothing this beautiful. Love it!

  9. Z@ZLO 73 months ago | reply

    Цвета чумовые!

  10. Faddoush 73 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot!!! amazing colours.

  11. alynek 70 months ago | reply

    I loved the color!
    Nice shot!

  12. Erika Revetria 69 months ago | reply

    Realmente impresionante!

  13. Sultry/sulky/silly 69 months ago | reply

    Well captured! (sometimes even ex's have value).

  14. konteudos.info 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ** Prestige Photos **, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. sylkky2 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What I Strive For In Photography (post 1 ~ comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. thompson.angie59 52 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture.

  17. Thank you for ONE MILLION VIEWS !!!! 32 months ago | reply

    Really outstanding image , an instant favorite for me .

    Have a great weekend !!!

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