Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The tulips are early again this year – so beat the crowds (although it was still busy) and took a trip up to La Conner the day before the festival officially opened.  Armed just with a single lens, my 12mm f/2.8 Zeiss Touit and my Fujifilm XT-1 it made for some interesting choices of camera angle.  Only so many lines of tulips and lots of sky photos you can stomach.

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Getting low between the rows…

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This one I call tuliclipse!

Even with a 12mm (18mm equiv) where depth of focus is pretty wide most of the time – you can still get out of focus backgrounds by getting close and focusing tight!

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And then looking for the more unusual shots – daffs in a tree!

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The organizers had done a great job considering the recent rain.  A dry few days in the run up had helped – but still some mud to suck off some unwary visitor’s shoes – and home to these stray blooms… Mt Baker in the background.

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