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    Hi Jim,
This is really an awesome shot ... and a very appropriate title too! I think this makes a great "Where in the World?" image for the March issue of PhotoFlash. Thanks!

P.S. to everyone: Have fun guessing the location of this beautiful scene!!

3/1/2006 11:09:27 AM

Kristy A. Keene
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member since: 1/29/2006

An Amazing Shot! I love the vivid colors!

3/1/2006 11:13:15 AM

Charles Swegles

member since: 2/16/2005

My guess is this was taken in Santa Maria or Lompoc, CA. Well done!

3/2/2006 4:20:54 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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member since: 7/23/2002

I'd venture either Apeldoorn (Netherlands) or Mount Vernon :) ~~ wherever, it's a beautiful shot Jim!

3/2/2006 5:03:27 AM


member since: 4/10/2005

This a great shot... I believe it was taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

3/2/2006 5:11:37 AM

Darwin A. Mulligan

member since: 11/25/2002

Skagit Valley, Washington State

3/2/2006 6:27:36 AM

Janice Meyers
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member since: 6/19/2005

I love the colors, and leading lines,
I believe this shot was taken in the
Skagit Valley WAshington

3/2/2006 6:39:01 AM

Elizabeth D. Legge

member since: 12/26/2003

Skagit Valley WA

3/2/2006 8:04:49 AM

Janet Kinney
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member since: 7/15/2003

Beautiful picture! Think this is the area in Amsterdam near Kukenhouf (sp?) Gardens. There are fields and fields of these beautiful tulips and daffodils. Great shot. Wonderful website. Thanks.

3/2/2006 8:04:53 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Wonderful shot! Such color and form. My guess would be south-central California, as I've seen flower fields spreading off forever there, much like this photograph portrays. The mountains also say "California," although of course I could be wrong by half a world ... Perfect photo for a travel magazine!

3/2/2006 8:33:01 AM

Janine Russell
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Jim, great colors and composition; this shot was taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in LaConner, Washington.

3/2/2006 8:37:46 AM

Oscar Magtibay

member since: 5/6/2003

Carlsbad, California!

3/2/2006 9:56:46 AM

Suzanne Kish

member since: 6/13/2004

I know! I know!! Lompac, CA I lived there for about 18 months and they have fields all the way to the mountains of flowers. Lompoc, CA is known as the seed capital of the world. Brilliant colors.

3/2/2006 10:01:37 AM


member since: 12/15/2004

sedona a.z. one of the most scenic places in the world.

3/2/2006 10:07:30 AM

Carol H. Rice

member since: 6/26/2003

My guess is Holland, Michigan. The tulips are beautiful.

Carol Rice

3/2/2006 1:36:53 PM

Bobby K. McFall

member since: 3/13/2003

My guess is WA state. Beautiful! Love the little guy in the rain coat.

3/2/2006 2:16:08 PM

Luis Curran

member since: 9/13/2004

La Conner, Washington

3/2/2006 4:54:38 PM

Rajan R. Seriampalayam

member since: 9/16/2003

This is probably The tulip garden in Keukenhoff, Holland. This is an amazing picture.

3/2/2006 5:52:58 PM

Robert Currie
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This shot is definitely taken at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in La Conner WA.

3/2/2006 7:06:19 PM

Crystal Brinkley

member since: 1/12/2006

Mount Vernon, Washington State. Lived just south of there for 27 years. Beautiful place!

3/2/2006 7:45:43 PM

Emily Kelton

member since: 7/20/2004

Skagit Valley, WA.

I'm looking forward to this years' festival!

Nice shot!

3/2/2006 11:03:40 PM

Sharon E. Myers
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Awesome photo. Beautiful colors. I believe this photo was taken at the Tulip Festival in Washington State.

3/3/2006 2:05:35 AM

David Collins
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Well two other people I think got it right before me, but my first thought was Lompoc, CA. I lived in that area for about 9 years and still have the memories of awesome smells of flower fields.

3/3/2006 5:43:06 AM

Michael Bartkoski
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It has to be where you have your class, Skagit County, WA

3/3/2006 6:44:35 AM

rudy w. cooper
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That's a wonderful image. I'd have to say it was taken in Lompoc, Ca.

3/3/2006 8:06:03 AM

Jim Miotke
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What do you think? Should we tell them yet, Kerry? ;-)

3/3/2006 9:28:41 AM

Bernard B. Travers
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How about the Mount Vernon, WA tulip fields?

3/7/2006 8:58:43 PM

Jim Miotke
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Yes, all of you who said Skagit Valley Tulip Festival near Mount Vernon were 100% correct.

Have you been to this festival Bernie, as it's practically in your back yard, right? And I see that it is close to home for many BetterPhoto members.

I will doing a one-day shoot there this year... hopefully the tulips will be in bloom just before Easter:
My upcoming tulip shoot

Thanks for playing, everyone. This was certainly a fun one for me :)

3/7/2006 9:24:06 PM


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Hope you'll be showing the results of that special web page of the shoot


3/7/2006 11:04:58 PM

Bernard B. Travers
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Oh yes, I've done the Tulip circuit several times. Great subject matter. And yes, I don't live very far from there. Roozengaarde Park is my wife's favorite place to go during the season.

3/7/2006 11:09:26 PM

Donald G. Temple

member since: 9/29/2004

Great Picture of the Tulips at Mt. Vernon, WA. The Tulip Festival is held there during the month of April every year.

3/14/2006 7:29:58 AM

Matthew  J. Kirsch
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member since: 6/28/2004

I going with somewhere in Holland, just because they have a lot of tulips there.


3/15/2006 7:29:02 PM

Shari Travison
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member since: 4/23/2003

I have photos similar to this. So, my guess is during the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.

3/19/2006 7:45:00 AM

Merilyn Anderson

member since: 4/4/2006

My guess would be Near LaConner Washington. The colors are so wonderful when they are all in bloom. The reds are so rich and vibrant and is a joy to look at.

4/5/2006 9:21:08 AM

Candy Dzenkiw
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member since: 3/28/2005

Well, I surely know after reading all the responses where the location is! I just wanted to say I enjoy the converging lines and the color surprise in yellow! :-) Thanks for sharing....

5/20/2006 1:34:29 PM

Jim Miotke
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Thank you everyone for your additional comments.

By the way, we had a great (but wet) Tulip Tromp. The rain just added great texture to many of our photos... I don't have all of the photos in any one place but here are a few links to photos from the Tulip Tromp:
Spiral by Bob Cournoyer
Tulip by Joyce S. Bowley
Heavy Rain by Steve Libersky
The Chalice by John Richlin
Aswirl-2 by Heather Young

And there are a few in my photo gallery.

Thanks again!!!

6/3/2006 2:59:17 PM

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