Rainbow Skies

Tulip Fields, Agassiz, BC, Canada

Tulip Fields, Agassiz, BC, Canada
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Contest Finalist in Spring Photo Contest 2017
Contest Finalist in Leading Lines Photo Contest
Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
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Magnificent Capture
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32 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
AlanJakarta December 21, 2014
Wonderful shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
JDLifeshots December 21, 2014
Great capture! Congrats.
iceman2 December 21, 2014
Beautiful capture!Congrats.
nicscott December 21, 2014
mcampi PRO+
mcampi December 21, 2014
did you pic the yellow one before you left. My OCD would have made me pic it to make sure everything else was in order
sweetpea72 December 21, 2014
Lol ")
sweetpea72 December 21, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous... Congrats! ")
chuckrickman December 21, 2014
Just beautiful. Congrats on being featured.
WeeZie PRO+
WeeZie December 21, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous, congrats on the feature,well deserved!!
catini December 21, 2014
Nice lines, congrats on your feature!
p_eileenbaltz December 21, 2014
Gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your feature.:)
chocovoices December 21, 2014
Ingleman December 26, 2014
Colour popping brilliance. Well observed and captured!
Drales December 27, 2014
I love the one yellow!
carterrachel January 01, 2015
great color!
dianelymbury January 01, 2015
Marvellous shot!
Roussou January 04, 2015
Great capture, love the yellow one amongst the pink one's
VictoriaKCampbell January 06, 2015
Congrats on the feature! Beautiful shot! Love how there is one yellow flower in the front. Would love to visit a field like this sometime.
dareco PRO+
dareco January 24, 2015
Gorgeous!! Congrats!
CLG_ February 19, 2015
WOW!! Gorgeous!!
Aw1989 March 29, 2015
BrianaK May 03, 2015
Awesome lines!
Pblais May 12, 2015
One yellow tulip upstages all the rest! Great job.
rubenr May 25, 2015
agnesspel PRO
agnesspel June 28, 2015
Beautiful Capture with the Tulips
Workshopphotos July 04, 2015
Very, very beautiful. An outstanding photo. I like the single yellow one.
sws49er August 13, 2015
Awesome! Love the lines, color, and detail!
nguyenducthang August 21, 2015
Linda1450 May 19, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Linda1450 May 19, 2017
Beautiful, I was there about 3 weeks ago. What a wonderful capture. ????
DWOZ May 30, 2017
Beautiful. I love the leading lines. I live near here in Mission.
Oceanskyphotography PRO+
Oceanskyphotography October 30, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
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gryphonjewel June 21, 2020
Nice work!

Behind The Lens

The photo is set in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, particularly along the Fraser River watershed (also known as the Fraser Valley) This fertile area gives growth to some of the most pristine tulip fields in all of Canada. Nestled in the North Cascades in the Cheam Mountain Range the area provides a sense of stepping back to a time without the hustle and bustle of the city life. The area being so close to Harrison Hot Springs and several other natural hot springs provides the area with short hikes with lots of therapeutic value.
I had to be ready to go as soon as the fields were open to the public. If you wait too long the area becomes very busy with large bus tours from Vancouver. This shot allowed me to get in before the crowds and really frame the shot. I wanted to allow the lines of the rows to meet up with the mountains behind the foreground. Some light rain had dotted the petals earlier in the day and the clouds were just on their way out. A light breeze and a beautiful sense of fragrance was in the air.
I waited to get a handle on the morning sun to become a little dull from the incoming rain clouds. I used a low ISO, but not low enough for the clouds to become blurred at all.
This shot was captured with the Nikon D800, Nikkor 16-35 mm F4 @ 16mm, @ F8, ISO 100, GND Filter used.
My inspiration for this shot was easy. Beautiful fields of multi colored tulips with a mountain backdrop. Where can you go to see that?!! I really wanted to be able to capture the contrast of the color onto the majesty of the mountains. Providing a feel that the area is vast, colorful and nestled right in between some of the most beautiful mountains in the Pacific North West.
Some contrast and vibrancy were used in Adobe Photoshop, other than that it's straight from the raw file.
In my camera bag
In my bag I normally have a Nikon D800 body, Nikon D7100 body, Nikkor 16-35mm F4 VR, Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8, Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8, Nikkor 135mm F2, and a Tokina 100mm 2.8 macro.
If I am to provide advice to photographers looking to shoot a popular photo spot. Try to think outside of the rule of thirds. I mean it is still important to take the shot that technically provides the user's eye to follow, but when you've seen one shot of a popular spot we tend to just keep on scrolling by. Try some angles that you think may not be textbook. User's will say ... "hey isn't that Palouse Falls, or the Grand Canyon ... but it looks different ... " That is when you've achieved something unique.

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