Greeting the sun in the tulip fields
May 05, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Concentrating most of my photography on landscapes, I'm no stranger to an early-morning photo shoot. Still, getting up to greet a sunrise takes a certain amount of sacrifice I seldom muster. Even working in Skagit County, where I've captured the beauty of the tulip fields during the annual festival for years, I've never coaxed myself out of bed early enough to see the blooms at sunrise. Until this year.
Tulip SunriseThe sun breaks over the Cascade Mountain Range, bathing the tulips in the Skagit Valley with dawn glow. The peak of Mt Baker is seen on the horizon.
I was rewarded for my loss of sleep with a magnificent sunrise that was a pleasure to witness with or without a camera. I was even more gratified when I saw the images I brought home from the trip. I was so happy with the pictures I drank an extra cup of coffee a couple days later and returned to experience another dawn in the fields.
Pink MistThe new dawn sun casts its glow off the soft mist that blankets the pink tulips and fields of the Skagit Valley.
Dawn TulipsA field of red tulips greets the dawn during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
No comments posted.
Recent PostsArt at the Schoolhouse Show Opens It's Tulip Time! Welcome the photographic possibilities (video) Chit Chat Across the Pond A visit to Niagara Falls Getting up close with a 600mm lens Let's Talk Photography - Vacation Shooting New Exhibit announced at the Washington State Convention Center Let's Talk Photography - Shooting Landscapes Art at the Schoolhouse Show Opens It's Tulip Time! Welcome the photographic possibilities (video)