Spring in Skagit Valley

© Colleen Farrell

Spring in Skagit Valley

Uploaded: May 28, 2008 18:05:34


Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley, WA

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70s


Joao Martinho May 28, 2008

Great landscape #930901

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 28, 2008

WOW!!!!! So many beautiful tulips, Colleen!!!!!! Wonderful image!!!!! ♫ k #5990471

Christian Rosito May 28, 2008

Amazing, right from Wonderland! Excellent capture Colleen, everything is great about it! #5990525

Tamara K. Walker level-classic May 28, 2008

Beautiful layers of colors. #5990719

Vladan D. Djordjevic May 28, 2008

Wow, terrific scenery and photo. Fantastic color, lighting, pov, composition. #5990907

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe May 28, 2008

Very beautiful capture, Colleen!! Well done!! #5990910

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic May 28, 2008

Outstanding Colleen!! what a great capture! The colors are so bold and vivid! Super presentation!! WTG! Laura #5990967

Tommy E. Burgess May 28, 2008

Superb capture Colleen!! Very vibrant color and all the elements are aligned expertly. Excellent!! #5991005

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 28, 2008

Wow Colleen - Stunning image with amazing energy! Love the tremendous and vibrant red! #5991024

Jennifer L. Alder May 29, 2008

WOW! An eye catching piece of art, Colleen! :) #5992194

Eivor Kuchta May 29, 2008

What a wonderful composition, Colleen! Look at those colors, all the red, up to the straight horizontal line. Those trees on top makes it even more interesting for the eye. Beautiful!! #5992268

Sam Britt May 29, 2008

Beautiful color & presentation of this field of tulips, Colleen. #5992313

Mary E. Lake May 29, 2008

What a great shot!! Love the POV!!! :-) #5992428

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 29, 2008

I love the composition here, Colleen. Did you put it in EOD? I would have! It's just a great shot with the layers of color. Love that you started with the leaves and stems to create the irregular band of green at the bottom; it balances the sky very nicely. And I agree that the row of poplars (or whatever they are--surely related to poplars) adds just the right touch of vertical interest to the sky. Great job--hope it goes on. #5992522

Colleen Farrell May 29, 2008

Thank you so much for the great comments, Joao, Kitty, Christian, Tammy, Vladan, Denny, Laura, Tommy, Cindy, Jennifer, Eivor, Sam, Mary and Nikki!

I so appreciate the encouragement on this photo. It was high noon, hazy and breezy that day, and I wasn't happy with any of the photos I took. But I kept coming back to this one, so I decided to enter it. :)

Nikki, I entered it in T&P, but the design is what I like most about it, so maybe that would have been the better category. #5992800

Erika Haight May 29, 2008

Excellent vibrant color and comp!!! That must have been a sight to see!!! xo #5992974

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 29, 2008

WOW gorgeous!!! and the effects are fantastic!!! #5993085

anonymous May 29, 2008

WOW! That's a lot of Tulips!!! Wonderful capture Colleen! B- #5993313

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap May 29, 2008

Superb image capture Colleen! Beautiful.......Well done #5993528

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 29, 2008

Awesome color and a wonderful graphic quality to the composition, Colleen! Terrific effects. #5994208

Deb Koskovich May 29, 2008

wow, now that's got a lot of punch -- how beautiful, Colleen! #5994870

Dan Holm level-classic May 29, 2008

Add me to the "WOW!", column, Colleen!! Absolutely gorgeous! #5994904

Kathy L. Clark May 29, 2008

Oh Wow how fabulous Colleen. Glorious color that goes on and on. #5995311

Colleen Farrell May 30, 2008

Thanks so much, Erika, Stefania, Barb, Rajeev, Terry, Deb, Dan and Kathy--I really appreciate your encouragement! :) #5995665

Marilyn Flanagan May 30, 2008

This is soooo beautiful, Colleen! #5996155

Colleen Farrell May 30, 2008

Thank you, Marilyn! #5997280

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 30, 2008

Beautiful composition and colors Colleen!,
Amalia #5997312

Susan Weisensel May 30, 2008

HOLY CRAP Colleen, that is alot of tulips. Must have been a sight to see. Super capture. #5997547

Corinne M. Thompson May 30, 2008

Now that's ALOT of tulips, ALOT of beautiful tulips! #5998944

Robert Baer May 30, 2008

WOW that is all I can say except wonderful elements in your composition! #5999186

Robert Baer May 30, 2008

WOW that is all I can say except wonderful elements in your composition! #5999190

Colleen Farrell May 30, 2008

Thank you, Amalia, Susan, Corinne and Justin! #5999597

Cary Rogers May 30, 2008

Lots to attract the eye, and keep it entertained, Colleen! brilliant colors, shapes, and designs! #5999752

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 30, 2008

Striking colors, Colleen! That is a LOT of tulips! #5999783

Colleen Farrell May 30, 2008

Thanks so much, Cary and Mike! #5999854

Phil Stith May 31, 2008

What a bright, colorful landscape shot, Colleen. Are those tulips? ;>) #6001679

Joerg Schlagheck May 31, 2008

This brings a big smile to my face, Colleen! What a beautiful capture with all those tulips! #6002945

Raymond Pauly May 31, 2008

Wow! What a beautiful composition and combination of colors, Colleen! #6003135

Christie R. Bielss June 01, 2008

This is just gorgeous! What a beautiful shot! Fantastic color and comp, Colleen! #6004492

Debra R. Harder June 01, 2008

WOW, Colleen! This is GORGEOUS!! The layers of colors are absolutely STUNNING!! Beautiful work as always! Deb #6004647

Colleen Farrell June 01, 2008

Thanks so much for the great comments, Phil, Joerg, Raymond, Christie and Deb! :D #6005006

Tiia Vissak June 01, 2008

a great view! #6005027

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 01, 2008

I would love to see flowers like this, AWSOME find and capture Collen! #6006771

Colleen Farrell June 02, 2008

Thanks so much, Tiia and Peaches! It was quite a spectacular sight. :) #6008801

Mitch Spence level-classic June 02, 2008

An amazing composition. Surreal and arresting with the brilliant color and detail of the tulips set against the grays of the trees. #6009724

Colleen Farrell June 03, 2008

Thank you, Mitch! I'm so pleased that people like this. :) #6013335

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 03, 2008

This is incredible Colleen, a beautiful scene, amazing details! #6013800

Jessica Jenney June 03, 2008

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! Outstanding color, detail and composition! #6015173

Colleen Farrell June 03, 2008

Thank you, Donna and Jessica! #6015513

Susan M. Campbell June 04, 2008

Very stunning...love the layers. #6018661

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 04, 2008

Good to see an EP on this one, Colleen. Congrats. #6020538

Amber Kennedy June 21, 2008

OMG!!!!This is sooo fantastic! Super in every way. #6090463

Colleen Farrell June 21, 2008

Thank you, Susan, Nikki and Amber! #6090559

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 27, 2008

This is a winner for me! #6114499

Colleen Farrell June 28, 2008

Thank you, Vladan! #6118262

Mary E. Zilles July 15, 2008

Wow! Stunning image, Colleen. It reminds me of when I was younger and we lived in Bellingham. And every year we would go to the tulip festival. This is just like I remember it!!! Wonderful work on this photo! #6182150

Colleen Farrell July 15, 2008

Thank you so much, Mary! #6184136

Jessica Jenney August 21, 2008

Big congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Colleen! #6344070

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

LOVE seeing this as a finalist, Colleen! Good luck in the next round :) #6344123

Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist, Colleen! #6344597

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 21, 2008

Congrats on your amazing finalist. The red tulips are just outstanding. #6344639

Alex T. Mizuno August 21, 2008

You're making a record Colleen!! I've lost a track after counting three Finalists of yours. LOL! BIG Congratulations on your ANOTHER Finalist!! #6345013

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on all your finalists, Colleen! #6345433

Stephanie Frey August 21, 2008

Congratulations on all your wonderful Finalist, Colleen! #6345440

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 21, 2008

A beautiful finalist ! #6345717

Debra R. Harder August 21, 2008

BIG CONGRATS, Colleen, on another BRILLIANT finalist!! I knew we'd see this BEAUTY again!! Deb #6347702

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 21, 2008

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6347785

Colleen Farrell August 21, 2008

Thank you so much, everybody--I really appreciate it!

This is my first finalist in N&L, so I'm especially thrilled! #6347923

Renee Doyle level-classic August 22, 2008

Incredible!!!! Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Colleen! #6348445

Anne M. Young August 22, 2008

Fantastic! congratulations #6349004

Susan M. Campbell August 22, 2008

Congrats. This is so cool. #6350447

Daniella Puente August 22, 2008

Congrats :o))))) #6350532

Sylvia Rossler August 22, 2008

Big Congraz on your wonderful finalist Colleen :O) #6350671

Susan Fox August 22, 2008

Congratulations Colleen!!!!!! #6350717

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Colleen on this stunning finalist!!!!!!!!!! #6351018

Elida Gutierrez August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Vladan D. Djordjevic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist, Colleen. I really love this image.


Mitch Spence level-classic August 22, 2008

My, Colleen, I do so love what you did here. Congratulations. #6351865

Eivor Kuchta August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen! #6352259

Sam Britt August 22, 2008

I missed this one! Terrific finalist, Colleen. #6353362

Wendy Moghadam August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist #6353433

Colleen Farrell August 22, 2008

Thanks so much, everybody! :D #6353632

frank w. degenhardt August 22, 2008

I am so happy to see you get a finalist for this fabulous picture. Congratulations and hope to see you in the winners circle. #6354102

Erin Appelbaum August 23, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Colleen. Peter #6354737

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 23, 2008

Love all these tulips, Colleen....Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #6355517

Colleen Farrell August 23, 2008

Thank you, Frank, Peter and Laurie! #6357086

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 23, 2008

This is sensational Colleen
Congratulations once again!! #6357310

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 24, 2008

You really nailed this one Colleen - Congrats on this Beautiful Finalist! Jeff #6358642

Colleen Farrell August 24, 2008

Thanks so much, Melodie and Jeff! #6360082

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 25, 2008

BIG congratulations Colleen! #6365614

Colleen Farrell August 25, 2008

Thank you, Allen! #6368304

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 26, 2009

Such a lovely scene; well-seen!
Great color and balance throughout!
~Lisa #7090824

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