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Old Apr 26, 2006, 12:18 AM   #1
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This month Skagit County has an annual Tulip Festival and harvest. Most of the harvesting goes on indoors in large greenhouses; I took this photo last weekend of some of the outside harvesting.


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We haven't been up that way for a couple of years now.

Very nice area.
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 3:56 AM   #3
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Philby,

That's an interesting scene. I'd never really thought about the fact that they harvest flowers pretty much the same way they harvest other crops. If the crop is too delicate they send folks out to do the harvesting rather than machines.

I found the focus a bit soft which may have detracted from the full impact of the intense colors of the flowers.

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Old Apr 26, 2006, 8:15 AM   #4
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The Wooden Shoe Bulb company in Woodburn, OR, about 30 miles south of Portland, recently held their annual Tulip Festival. This is a fairly large farm where you can see fields full of tulips similar to the one in this photo. There is another (forgot the name) near McMinnville, OR.

The colors are great. This scene showing workers harvesting the flowers tells a story. Although the depth of field is a bit shallow, it is still a great photo.

Good work.

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Thanks for the compliment Carl. I had better depth of field at or near the same settings that day, 160 @ f13 tripod mounted, shooting similar subjects.



In years past the area was filled with tulip fields, now there are fewer and fewer fields as growers move their operations inside to avoid the uncertainty of weather.



This cherry tree and tulip field I took two days earlier.


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The primary business at Wooden Shoe is the sale of tulip bulbs. They do mail order and have a catalog showing hundreds of varieties.

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Wow...being such a fan of flowers, I'd love to visit a place like this one day! The colors are eye candy for sure!! :G

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