Tulips – Part 1

I shot this series of images when the tulips were in full bloom. The series was shot between Brookside Gardens in Maryland and Meadowlark Gardens in Virginia.

When I was taking these image I didn’t have a filter that fit my lens. I would have used a 3 stop neutral density to cut down on some of the light since I shot them just before midday. You can fix some of it in Photoshop but it’s never going to look as good if you had a filter.

None of these were shot with a macro lense. I just used my Sigma 24-105 on the Nikon D5500 and went wild. I was still learning how to use the camera so I there were a few misses but for the most part the images came out decent.

Editing wise I just did the Lightroom to Photoshop workflow. I always add my contrast in via a curves adjustment and do local work with dodging and burning as needed.


One thought on “Tulips – Part 1”

  1. I love the Flower Power! I would have loved to have been at the park to see these tulips in person. Tulips mean Spring. The many colors of these tulips are ones I have never planted or seen or touched. I do miss the coming of Spring in the colder areas. Florida, one has no hopes of growing Tulips. I have really enjoyed seeing them.

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