Monday, April 20, 2009

Tulips in the Rain

Several weeks ago I signed up for a photography seminar to be held in conjunction with the Woodburn Tulip Festival. I was very excited, not only to hear the lecture, but to play with the expensive cameras!

The two days before the seminar were beautiful and sunny, and guess what? Yep, Friday was overcast with showers, turning the tulip fields into squishy beds of mud. Worse, the delivery of expensive equipment was mis-shipped, so none of these shots was taken with a $5000 camera. *pout* *whine*

Ah well, we still had fun!

Sadly, we had little sun, and I'm a lover of shadows in my photos, so the conditions were not ideal for me. On the bright side, you didn't have to carry around a mister to make the flowers look all dewy! :)

If you get a chance you should head down to Woodburn. The weather has been cool, so the tulips are just starting their big show now. In fact, they've extended the festival to the first week in May. Make sure to let the kids play with the rubber ducky derby and ride the cow train.

(As always, try clicking on the pictures for a larger version!)


The Hadley Family said...

I declare "no more sadness"!!!! Who NEEDS a $5,000.00 camera when you can get pictures like this?!?!?
"Beautiful" would be an understatement. Keep up the ROCK with the camera! ;)