April 29, 2011 – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Friday, April 29, 2011


So, today’s post wraps up the month of April. Another month, come and gone. Man, I should have something poignant to say about that.

This is (I think, although I haven’t verified) the last weekend of this year’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. they bloomed late this year, so I’m sure it’ll be fantastic up there. (And, the tulips will probably last past this weekend, but I don’t know what the deal is after the festival officially ends.) I was up there earlier this month, right after they started blooming. As you can see, a lot of them hadn’t opened up all the way yet (and there were a lot of steps that were still totally green.) So, I think I’d recommend heading up there later in the bloom cycle (like, say, *now*) as opposed to hitting it at the beginning. But, take what you can get I guess. The weather’s looking good this weekend though, so if you haven’t made it out there yet, just freakin’ go!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-250mm IS lens. 1/500s, f/7.1, ISO 200. Focal length: 250mm.

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    Jack, Chester, NH April 29, 2011

    Albany, NY Tulip Festival next weekend, the 7th. Only 200,000 bulbs in bloom, certainly nothing like out west. But regardless going to take my gear and get some shots.. The colors should be amazing.


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    Web Free Files May 25, 2011

    Wow great environment for photos. Congrats on your shot Dave.

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    Glennda Mirabete May 30, 2011

    Awwww jezzz, tulips!!! Look at the arrays of tulips in different colors. Heck, all I know is lots of it are in Holland. It’s very expensive here in the Philippines.

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