Daily Image - May 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
04 May 11.  With the late arrival of spring this year, at least in our neck of the woods, most of the flowers have been quite late in making their annual appearances, and that includes the tulips. I called the tulip growers groups on Tuesday who informed me that although they are already topping the field flowers, their major display areas are still showing well and that they will all be open through Mother's Day, so Wednesday late afternoon/early evening, weather permitting, will be tulip time for us, and the weather is currently slated to be quite nice, so with luck we will still get some nice flower shots this year. The area in the Skagit Flats where one finds these fields produce daffodils first, then the tulips, and finally iris. We've never done an iris shoot so we may have to try that this year. While the iris come in just a few colors, and the tulips many, the daffodils come primarily in one color up there, and although the yellow fields can be beautiful, they can also be monotonous. For those of you 40 or older, you may recall in your youth the common practice of putting food coloring in water into which you placed a flower whose petals you wanted to be a different hue. I thought it would be fun to return to my youth and do that again with a daffodil, so that's exactly what I did, except that this time I exchanged the colored water for some electrons and came up with a new variety of daffodil. I kinda like it; Jan doesn't. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 11.  Hope you enjoy,  dave

04 May 11. With the late arrival of spring this year, at least in our neck of the woods, most of the flowers have been quite late in making their annual appearances, and that includes the tulips. I called the tulip growers groups on Tuesday who informed me that although they are already topping the field flowers, their major display areas are still showing well and that they will all be open through Mother's Day, so Wednesday late afternoon/early evening, weather permitting, will be tulip time for us, and the weather is currently slated to be quite nice, so with luck we will still get some nice flower shots this year. The area in the Skagit Flats where one finds these fields produce daffodils first, then the tulips, and finally iris. We've never done an iris shoot so we may have to try that this year. While the iris come in just a few colors, and the tulips many, the daffodils come primarily in one color up there, and although the yellow fields can be beautiful, they can also be monotonous. For those of you 40 or older, you may recall in your youth the common practice of putting food coloring in water into which you placed a flower whose petals you wanted to be a different hue. I thought it would be fun to return to my youth and do that again with a daffodil, so that's exactly what I did, except that this time I exchanged the colored water for some electrons and came up with a new variety of daffodil. I kinda like it; Jan doesn't. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 11. Hope you enjoy, dave

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