Fotoeins Friday: 1 tulip of many, Skagit County
This post is the second of five March Fotoeins Fridays from the Samish Bay area in northwest Washington State (USA). Samish Bay is a small body of water in northern Puget Sound, itself a part of the larger Salish Sea.
One tulip stands on its own surrounded by a sea of a different colour. Under overcast skies and the occasional light rainshower, it is diffuse grey light which casts soft shadows, and bright reds and purples aren’t completely “blown out” in frame. Last year’s visit (2017) to Roozengaarde during the annual Tulip Festival is memorable by the depth and variety of colours, by the potential for large crowds, and by the delicious food at various places throughout Skagit Valley.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place annually throughout the month of April. The main sources for tulips are about 30 to 40 minutes drive south from Bellingham.
Thanks to Roozengarde (tulips.com), I made the photo above on 19 April 2017 with the Canon 6D, 70-300 glass, and settings: 1/200-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 115mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com at http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9Lb.