This weekend we'll be heading up to the Wooden Shoe Tulip fields for some fun and photography. If you've never been there, it is quite the sight, acres and acres of fields covered in the most brilliant blossoms. It is a great family day out and of course, the photography opportunities are excellent! Check it out at: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
They say the next 2 weekends will be the best, so grab a camera and go for it!
I found that the reds in these tulips are so vivid, that even our 5D MkII's sensor has difficulty getting near to the color we see with our eyes. Many times in post-processing I had to resist the temptation to up the contrast or saturation because the images quickly became unrealistic, flat, and not true to the color of the real flower. So if you're processing on a subject like this, I recommend sharpening and adjusting your contrast before going to the saturation and vibrance controls in your editing software. Feel free to share your images (or a link to them) in the comments section! We'll have more of our images from this year up after this weekend.
Last year we didn't have nearly as much time as I would have liked, but we were still able to come away with some memorable images. What is amazing to see, is the detail in each flower, and no two are the same. It always fascinates me the details and intricacy displayed in creation.