Tulip Festival, Ottawa, Canada

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    The Ottawa Tulip Festival is one of the biggest in the world with over 3 million tulips. Ottawa provided a safe haven for members of the Dutch royal family during World War 2 who began a tradition of gifting thousands of tulip bulbs each year to the people of Canada to symbolize international friendship. Tulips tend to appear surreal when they are illuminated both by reflected light and by transmitted light (backlight) simultaneously. I attempted to superboost the colors but there was no significant increase in color saturation so I left the saturation at its default value.

    Ronen M, juliepea, jowwita, cnadia, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 3dphoto.net 93 months ago | reply

      Did you tiptoe through them :?) Nice capture.

    2. neat1325 93 months ago | reply

      That is beautiful

    3. jpctalbot 93 months ago | reply

      3dphoto.net : I did not step into to tulip bed. There are signs forbidding people from trampling the tulips and they provide a special cobblestone path in some of the tulip beds, however I did see some 'enthusiastic' shutterbugs ignore the rules and get down among them!

    4. Ronen M 93 months ago | reply

      Congratulations my friend.
      Great work ! Definitely ONE OF A KIND !!!
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    5. mike_zellers 93 months ago | reply

      like what you did with this - your shot does a great job of capturing the scene

    6. Christina T 93 months ago | reply

      I vote for this photo in the Lonely Planet Publications group's Festivals challenge

      Wow, I lived in Ottawa 4 years and was never once in town for the tulip festival :) I wish I'd seen it!

    7. Cowtools 92 months ago | reply

      Very pretty shot, and quite an interesting backstory.

    8. ElWanderer 92 months ago | reply

      Great shot. The tulips almost look painted... :)

    9. Ava Babili 85 months ago | reply

      The light is amazing! My fave too!

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    10. Lord of the Wings© 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ottawa Tulip Festival, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Corwin's Trumps 75 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful!

    12. Jill Browne 75 months ago | reply


      I'm planning to use this picture in an upcoming blog post - the picture inspired the post.

      I've credited you as jpctalbot, with a link, but if you'd like me to use a different name, please let me know.

      The post is presently scheduled to go live on Jan. 18/09.


      Thanks for sharing this fine picture - beautiful colours & light,



    13. wbell539 59 months ago | reply

      Lovely translucent effect. Thank you for posting this. We hope it is alright with you that we are using a portion of your photo for a non-profit website at www.nwelrc.ca. You are credited as jpctalbot.

      Bill Bell
      Selkirk, ON

    14. scrapping61 58 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot

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    15. Bakar_88 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors!

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