Project 365: Day 56 – Sunset on the tulip farm

by matt on April 17, 2010

I really wanted to post this Project 365 yesterday, when it should have really been posted, but we didn’t get back until quite late from the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn and I was just too tired to pull it all together.

A funny story about this photo.  The sun was starting to set and the light was hitting that sweet spot when colors get saturated and shadows grow long.  I was so busy shooting tulips in close that I didn’t even realize that Mount Hood was looming in the distance until my wife asked, “Did you get a shot of the snowy mountain?”  What mountain?  Sometimes we almost miss the shot because we are focused in too close.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is incredible with what looks like a sea of blooming tulips almost as far as the eye can see.  There are yellows and reds, oranges and purples.  Rows and rows of colorful tulips to walk through.  There are over 40 acres of tulips to enjoy.  There is also a field to the south that has blooming daffodils but they appear to be nearing the end and are greatly overshadowed by the tulips.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival runs through April 25th.

This is a tone mapped image composed of 3 different images one stop apart.  I pulled all three into Photomatix Pro 3, generated an HDR image and tone mapped to my liking.

Canon 5DII | 70-200 f/4L | f/20 | ISO 100

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