When I saw these tulips, I knew I wanted to get closer so I went back to my car to get my 12mm tube. I sat there and took these photos crouched amongst the flowers, listening to this woman talk on her cellphone across the garden blah blah. Then I went to the other side of the garden near her and suddenly I was “too close” and she moved away. Don’t worry I’ve already been listening to you go on for a half hour here 🙂
This is a special time of the year. Azaleas and Rhododendrons are bursting with color and Cherry blossoms linger in the trees. I wander with my various fast Zeiss primes. Its less about getting everything in focus, and more about creating a painterly vision of the arrival of spring. It’s not Vaseline on the lens, not an effect in photoshop; It’s fast primes wide open.
On a whim, I ventured up to the Skagit Valley to see how the tulip fields were coming together. Scouted about a bit, then settled onto this one nice space near Christiansons Nursery. Skies were hazy with no obvious large clouds. As the sun began to set, I went around looking for puddles. I found a nice seam of water to catch the skies’s light and put this together with the Zeiss 21mm.