Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Skagit Valley at Sunrise

I found this smaller tulip field in Skagit Valley much more accessible than some of the larger fields where they charge admission to enter or park.  Here I could pull up along the roadside and photograph to my heart's content.  I photographed on the evening of the 2nd and the morning of the 3rd.  This photo is from the morning shoot.  From a photography standpoint, one thing I became aware of during my artistic photography class is my tendency for a very static horizontal composition, which I've gone to here out of habit.  The thing is, I do find myself liking this type of composition.  I guess I was trying to highlight the stripes of color bands, including the foothills in the distance.  I'd be curious for feedback on this though, as the week goes on.  I think this might be my only horizontally composed image. 

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

even before reading your text, i was going to comment that i loved the stripes of colors in front and the layers of the mountains in the background. SO nice!

Linda W. said...

I like all the colorful layers in this photograph - the tulips and the mountains. I took lots of these horizontal type shots last weekend when I visited the tulip farm near my hone.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Photography classes are all very well if they open your eyes to new ways of taking photos, but they shouldn't make you feel that there's only one way to do it. All sorts of approaches have been fashionable at different times in history, and each was superseded by something else. Don't ever abandon your own unique vision.

Shadow said...

Horizontal 'feels' right because of the balance, but your Monday pic appeals to me more, purely because it's not perfectly aligned. I guess its all about person choice and personal preference.

maryaustria said...

So great! An explosion of color!

Felicia said...

I like the horizontal lines and in this image its very appropiate

Sketchbook Wandering said...

These are very special horizontal bands!!!