March 22, 2010 – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Monday, March 22, 2010

So it’s full-on spring now in most places, which is always bittersweet for me. Spring is pretty and all that, but it means the end of winter. And, more importantly, the end of ski season. This season in particular is a bit rough on me, because I’m missing a good chunk of the end of the season being out of town. (I missed all this last weekend, and I’m about to leave for two weeks! Aaahhh!) That being said though, spring means flowers, and flowers are things that you can take pictures of.

Today’s picture comes from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which takes place every spring (usually throughout April) in the Skagit Valley, which is about an hour north of Seattle (around Mt. Vernon). I think this one was from a couple years ago, since I was unable to make it last year for one reason or another. I’m really hoping to make it again this year, but we’ll see how the schedule works out. If you have a chance, you should definitely check it out. It can be intimidating just because of the sheer number of people that head up there (parking and driving around can be a real pain) but it’s a great chance to try out some crazy picture ideas, to play around a bit.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/400s, f/8.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 28mm.

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One Comment

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    Amanda March 22, 2010

    I attended that festival last year and also got some great pics. Yours are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them.
    It’s a beautiful place this time of year, isn’t it?

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