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Tulips together cloudy sky NL VIII

Tulips together cloudy sky NL VIII
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-10
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 22:46
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Points: 202
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Belgium and Holland have we very bad weather, not perfect for take a picture with tulips.
After a long winter get we again the lovely tulips fields.
These tulip fields can you find, to Aardenburg on the border between Netherland and Belgium, on 10 km of my home, an agriculture area, the ground is almost all clay, young sea clay.
I have tried for to make a very good picture, I wait on you comment
The heavy clouds care for a soft contrast on the red tulips.
I hope that you enjoy of these tulips fields

When planting bulbs?

'Bulb' is the collective name for plants in the ground have a sphere, stem tuber, tuber or rhizome. Bulbs that will bloom in the spring, are planted in the autumn.

Preferably in a period between the end of September and as late as December. The earlier the bulbs are planted, they will develop roots and shoots. Sooner The ground is at the beginning of autumn still a little warm. Therefore they are also more resistant to frost in the ground. In very severe frost, the ground up to thirty centimeters deep freeze. Do not plant bulbs when the frost is already in the ground or when it is wet.
The most important thing for a good rooting and flowering of bulbs is undoubtedly an airy and not long lasting wet ground. By wet soil stifle the bulbs and they rot away completely. Bulbs grow best in a slightly peaty soil. Heavy clay-like soils can be stale with a fair amount of sand. Mix in a ratio of three parts sand to one part of clay. Spit the mixture well using a fork with flat teeth or use a garden claw or cultivator. Loosen the soil loose, i.e. crush any large lumps until a crumbly soil. Addition of a ready available leaf mold is also excellent. Especially for those bulbs that remain permanently fixed - so that cannot be removed from the ground after flowering - above require tillage.

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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na polje lala ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano polje lala.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the field of tulips ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful tulip field shown.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Hi John, my dear...Yes, you have made a beautiful picture despite the cloudy weather and difficult light. In fact, the tulips are more in contrast because of the cloudy sky :-))
Warm regards,

Bonjour John
Une très belle photo printanière colorée à souhait. Beaucoup de profondeur, le regard est attiré vers l'horizon.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2013-05-19 23:22]

Hi John, Maybe not a good weather but the endless tulip fields look always impressive. Nice shot with a great depth.

Warm regrads


Hi John,
good d.o.f. and colors. the menacing sky gives more contrast to the colored fields. very nice


beau contrast entre le prmeier plan rouge et ce ciel gris on pense à l'apocalyspe


Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ces champs de tulipes à perte de vue sous ce ciel gris ressortent à merveille.
Jolie perspective générale. Très bonne réalisation.

Hello John,
A marvellous gathering of tulips under a dramatic Northern sky. The color contrast makes this even lovelier. The municipality of Istanbul grows tulips in streets and parks but such a view of millions of tulips together in fields is of course something else.
Have a nice week,

Hello John,
on the contrary-I think weather couldn´t be better.The dark,grey sky gives here really outstanding color contrast to the red tulips(so we concentrate even more on them,than on the sky).
I like also your POV with the little path and field of tulips leading our eyes till the horizon.
Beautiful presentation!

Wish You a nice day

Hi John,

Excellent place. Very lovely tulips you captured. I like the contrast of colors here. I think here is a part of heaven. The clarity, sharpness and lights very well managed.



Ciao John
una foto splendida per composizione, nitidezza e colori, oltre che per il soggetto.
Da questi campi di fiori meravigliosi hai saputo trarre il meglio per una fotografia eccellente.
Ciao e buona giornata

Buongiorno John
purtroppo anche in Toscana il tempo è brutto, piove spesso e le temperature continuano a salire e scendere e di questo ne soffrono anche le coltivazioni.
Il cielo della tua foto è emblematica, anche se i tulipani sembrano in buona salute.
Buona giornata

Hello John,
The colours of the tulips look even more beautiful under the stormy sky. I like the low point of view and the use of the rows of flowers to give the image immense depth. Light, colours and sharpness are all first rate. I don't think any part of Northern Europe is have good weather this spring, let's hope summer is a lot better.

Hi John
I envy you being able to see colour displays like this. They look amazing and you have captured them so beautifully. Despite the cloudy skies the image has impact and real presence - composed and executed superbly.

Have a great week - regards Brian.

Hello John,
This is not the first time you have used the marvellous colours of the tulip fields. Maybe the cloudy sky is less often seen in your photos. Quite often I think the lack of direct sun-light enhances the colours, and so is the case this time. The colours are strong and vibrant and very beautiful.
Kind regards,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4409] (24789)
  • [2013-05-20 3:21]

Dag John

Mooi hoe deze foto de grijze lucht een meerwaarde maakt! Prima scherpte ook op de voorgrond, ik vind het knap hoe je de barstjes in de grond kan zien zelfs.

Een blauwe lucht is plezant voor terrasjes (en ik snak er echt naar), maar voor een goede fotograaf is dit geen must, haha!


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2013-05-20 3:28]

Beautiful image John, these flowers fields are amazing despite the lack of sun.

Hello John,

The straight end endless lines of tulips give a lot of deepness to the image and the cloud covered sky adds a tunnel effect and the image has a nice palette of colors.

Best regards


Hi John, wonderful view with good insight into this beautiful field of tulips, very well composed and captured with a good frame, in this great and beautiful photography. Wonderful image of a charming place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this lovely work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.

Hi John,

The length of the field of tulips is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and cololurs of the tulips. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.


Bonjour John

Je trouve que le ciel très gris offre un contraste extraordinaire à ces magnifique tulipes qui poussent l'horizon. Le point de vue très bas offre beaucoup de profondeur.



Hi John,
the tulips of spring are always a welcome sight, to show the end to a long winter. Here in Ireland, we have gardens with displays of these which I always enjoy shooting, but certainly never a collection quite like this. I love how they fill the frame so much and expand way off into the distance, almost like a sea of flowers. The active sky looks wonderful above them, and you caught a fantastic amount of detail in it, I imagine that was difficult in such low light.
Thanks as always

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9865 W: 157 N: 16061] (126491)
  • [2013-05-20 6:02]

Witaj John!
Beautiful tulips, wonderful view.
I like frame and perspective.
Super colors.
Well done.
Have a nice afternoon

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2013-05-20 6:58]


Ave le ciel gris-bleu très chargé quelle vue et captage quelle lignées avec ces tulipes ce rouge une merveille la profondeur l'immensité du champs fantastique.
Bravo et amitié

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2013-05-20 11:56]

Hi John,
Oh, this one is truly awesome! The strong depth effect and achieved contrast result between red tulips field and grey cloudy sky above. Excellent image! Very well executed work. TFS.


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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2013-05-20 12:52]

merhaba John,
Depth, clarity, color and tulip garden with a wonderful view.
much like a perfect framing.
congratulations, greetings from Turkey


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1838 W: 417 N: 6649] (26898)
  • [2013-05-20 15:42]
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Hello John,

You have given us a very interesting note about this place - and also a very useful and informative discussion on how to cultivate bulbs too!

The more I look at your picture, the more I am convinced that the heavy grey sky actually complements the picture superbly. I always find that "reds" in bright sunlight tend to lose detail and definition, but your red tulips here are full of excellent details in their beautiful flowers. The rather dull light has, I think, helped the appearance of the tulips very much.

Interestingly, I was looking at your exif data - but what "white balance" did you use for this picture? I'd be interested to know.

A lovely photograph with fine composition, the central line leading us right to the horizon and the darker strip of flowers on the left and the white one on the right adding to the strong perspective. Perfect exposure and lovely colours and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-05-20 18:10]

Hello John,
Superb low point of view on those tulips.The sharpness is remarkable and the details are perfectly well rendered.Great deepness created by that grey line in the centre.Gorgeous colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.

Hi John Bonjour,
WoW! What an amazing field of tulips!!
Nice perpective and composition,
Excellent DOF. and tone of colors on a cloudy sky,
A sharp and clear presentation,
all my compliments

Hello John,
the adverse weather conditions and the dim moody lighting have rendered an unusual and very lovely picture with an extraordinary combination of colours. I love the interaction between the vivid colours in the fiels and the greys. The textures are very sharp and attractive too. Depth and perspective are strikingly powerful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11914 W: 126 N: 21547] (110389)
  • [2013-05-21 2:36]

Salut John,il y a tout le jus des Pays-Bas dans ta photo,vraiment tipique et absolument magnifique,quelle perspective au dessous de ce ciel nuageu,yu as bien capture' les couleurs aussi malgre' la difficile lumiere.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-05-21 3:49]

Hello John,
you are presenting a very attractive spring water due to the grey sky that is so wonderfully contrasting with the red tulips. As usual the perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the nice notes!
Warm regards

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 929 W: 0 N: 1504] (13209)
  • [2013-05-21 3:52]

hello john..another super capture,your POV,light and color are all outstanding! have a great day!! dale

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2013-05-21 4:51]

Tulpen, jammer genoeg onder een grijze lucht. Ik herken je werk hier overduidelijk in; een klassieker. Mooi werk.

Hello John
Oh my, what a wonderful composition. The beautiful tulips bring a much needed splash of color to these sad, grey days that have Europe much in their grip this spring. It is excatly what we need in this rainy spring. Both sky and tulips have a great sense of depth in them as they disapear in the distance.
have a great day

Wow! Looks like flower heaven with tulips as far as the eyes could see! Great capture with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi John
Another beautiful image in one of your beloved theme, the tulips fields !
A sumptuous sky over this sea of colors
have a nice evening, best regards

Wow John

What a fantastic shot - great line into the image and the colours contrast so well with that foreboding sky. Absolute stunner! Love it!


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2013-05-21 10:13]

Fantastic sea of tulips, impressive perspective, great DOF, compliments

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-05-21 11:43]

Hi John,
beautiful theme well done. Great field of tulips. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice evening.

Hello John,

You have got the image so perfect that anyone can count the number of Tulips in the field.
Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.TFS.


Hi John,
What a nice contrast between the dreary sky and the vivid ground! I love the perspective. This photo is exquisite and would not be as dramatic if the sky were blue. Great work!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2013-05-21 22:35]

Hello John,
endless the view of the colourful tulips that lead-in the eye on the far end of the fields.I like the creative perspective,the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.

Have a good day,danos

Spring is Tulips time, John.
Overwhelming long DOF till far as can see along the furrow you stood in front.
Fabulous red and green, yellow's on sides.
Beautiful, grey clouds added the drama on scene.
Good evening,

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2013-05-22 8:55]

Hello John,
a wonderful,colorful image with amazing perspective!
clarity and sharpness are also superb!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14486 W: 1045 N: 29278] (138426)
  • [2013-05-22 19:52]

Hi John

I like the stark contrast between the grey colorless sky and the vivid red tulips. Good use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with excellent sharpness. Well composed with the horizon line well away from the centre. Good repetition of the flowers. Tfs!

Good morning John,
A superb landscape of Zeeland province, a big tulips field, good depth
Fine colors, clear shot, good light
With respect

Ciao John, great view of field full of tulips, nice composition with great perspective and superb sky, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Salam , Hello dear John ,

Very nice picture from Country of Flowers , Holland !

Very well done John ,

All the Best ,

Good Luck in your next works ,


Hi John,

Great contrast of colors, really chose the best angle that you could, brings a depth very powerful, and the dark sky do not mind at all, which really enhances the color of tulips!. Beautiful for framing. I keep it in my favorites

Congratulations and good work


Hi Bonsior dear John

Ya I was anxiously waiting for this paosting, John!

This is your great typical image, even though the wearther is not so good. Great panfocus and deep exposure creates so fantastic image indeed. Great job!
Thanks a lot and have a good day!

Takero from hot Tokyo

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-05-23 20:12]

Hi John

Walking through an endless file of red tulips must be a great adventure. Kilometer for kilometer only red tulips, that must look amazing. Fine colour hues and sharpness. Well done

Warm regards

Beautiful landscape, fields and beautiful flowers are always nice, nice resolution with excellent contrast and clarity
best wishes for you

Hi John,
So lovely with the contrast of colors between red tulips and grey sky, perfect sharpness and great detl with all these lines, tfs.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3111] (20992)
  • [2013-05-24 8:25]

Hello John
Imagine the visual delight for airplane passengers if all the airport runways in the world were so beautifully painted!!
My mind speeds up "full throttle" for a takeoff through this red infinity towards the dramatic sky!

Hello John,

wonderful picture from the Netherlands with an excellent composition and verynice colors. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John!
Great presentation of the land of blooming tulips. Excellent POV and DOF, nice composition with beautiful outlook. Wonderful colors and light, good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend

A beautiful field of tulips, how typical Dutch landscape. For red tulips threatening, cloudy sky is an amazing contrast. Great, a textbook example of the application perspective. Premium quality and beautiful colors of the image.

Bonsoir John
Une image typique de Hollande et ces tulipes rouges malgré ce ciel gris créent le bon contraste.
Bonne soirée

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2013-05-25 10:40]

Hallo John!
Great, simply great! The impression of wideness in this picture is incredible. All these rows of tulips running together in one point even emphasize this. In addition I like the strong contrast between the grey and a bit threatening sky and the vivid and jolly colours of the flowers. A photo o marvel ...
Greetings from rather cool and very wet Westphalia!
Have a nice Sunday!

Hi John
A very nice vista with superb display of stunning blanket of colors streching into the horizon. A capture of a special moment in time shaded by the contrasty sky producing a very fine comp with a lot of appeal. Great shot, Congrats.
Kind regards

Hello John,

I do sympathise; it has been really difficult to photograph anything recently. The tulips in my garden are only just opening, probably a month later than normal.
This is a classic tulip field, sharp in the f/g, with the shapes and the colours receding into infinity. I love how the lines converge; they control the view so well.
As always a fine regard to composition.
Although the sky is cloudy, it still has plenty of definition.

Have a great Sunday,
Bev :-)

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-05-26 13:08]

Hi John,

I can remember commenting on a similar version not too long ago, and this one is a fine compliment to that previous shot! The cloudy sky does offer some good contrast indeed. What impresses me the most about this one is the sharpness, every little detail is defined and well seen...each tulip petal is distinct with some natural and solid color. I like that the open row is placed off center, and that the horizon is also just off center...the counter balance suits this extremely well! Even light, softer tones and a conscious composition has made for another beautiful image. Hope you've had a nice weekend.

Best wishes,


Hello dear John,
Amazing capture of this wonderfull tulip fields !
Very good pov and perfect layout and as allways many interesting notes.
In our small garden we have just unearthed the bulbs and wrapped them in paper. Now we wait untill next September to replant them !
TFS and best regards

PS.I've just noticed in my spams box an e-mail of yours but I can not open it. Can you please resend it.

een echte klassieker John, heel mooi neergezet in goede verhouding.
gr. jaap

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-05-27 11:15]

Bonjour John
Très belle perspective agrémentée par la profondeur d'image
Je note un beau ciel dramatique
Sincères amitiés

Hallo John,
Het weer is de laatste tijd verschrikkelijk slecht. Ook te zien op deze foto. Maar deze heel donkere wolken die geen enkel zonnestraaltje doorlaten, kunnen niet voorkomen dat je hier een uiterst kleurrijk landschap weergegeven hebt. De lange rijen rode tulpen schitteren levendig onder de dikke wolkenmassa's.
Deze foto werd op 10 mei genomen. Bloeien deze velden deze lente niet zowat een maand later dan normaal ?
Vele groeten, Paul

The work with the colors is really perfect, with a clear contrast with the earth and the red/orange and the green, in a great perspective. Very good, congratulations!

Hi John,
this typical Dutch image, with the poppies field and its deep perspective, is a beautiful topic for your composition, very suitable for the season.
I like the graphical effect and the fugue of lines which leads our eyes toward the horizon.
Light and colors are at a high level of quality, it's a beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hello John,
Fantastic tulips field with great perspective.A nice contrast on the colorful tulips and the cloudy sky. I like a lot!
Best regards.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2013-05-30 0:36]

Hi John
The dark threatening sky contrasts perfectly with the colourful flowers. These tulip fields, with their geometric lines are always a treat to look at!

Hello John

Stunning colours in this shot. The bad weather conditions really turned out well for you here, and brought out a nice contrast between the tulip field and the sky. Very nice work! TFS. Have a nice day.

Greetings, Erling

Hi John
well, it just goes to show that you don't always need a blue sky and wonderful light to produce a stunning photo.
this one is a keeper!!!
the grey provides a wonderful contrast to the reds, and also allows the flowers to not be overexposed.
lovely shot, one of your best!!!

Hi John. A flowering tulips field of this size is a real eye-catcher. I like the photo very much because it pleases the eyes and senses.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hi John.
I resume my activity in TE, after two weeks of travel in Cordoba, Avila and Barcelona, ​​where I enjoyed the company of my friends Josepmarin and Pili, wonderful hosts.
Absolutely stunning, the beauty of the fields covered by thousands of tulips, a contrast very beautiful red flowers with the gray sky, but with clouds that harmonize well the composition.
Very good management of both the light and the good sharpness, this contributes to the success of the nice chromaticism.
Well done.
Enjoy a great weekend.
Best wishes.

Hi john
Awesome capture here ;) The tulips are amazing
and what a grey sky ! splendid !


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2013-05-31 15:49]

Hi John!
Just wonderful, this endless field of tulips! The dof is great and you also managed light very well. The dark sky gives it a very special atmosphere!

Hello John - a 'forever' look at these tulips, which seems to stretch out endlessly to the horizon! Amazing how well the shot retains its definition even quite far back in the frame; I especially like the variance in tone and color in the different rows, which breaks up the symmetry nicely. Far from deadening the shot, the gray sky makes the colors below seem brighter and more vibrant. Beautiful!


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  • robmal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 134] (2255)
  • [2013-06-04 12:08]

Hello John,
I love these gorgeous flowers growing in Holland, fantasic composition, POV, dof, colors and sharpness, congratulations.
Regards Robert.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2013-06-05 2:56]


incredible the view with the contrast between the grey sky and ground against the color of these tulips. amazing view using the diagonals. TFS.



Hi John

I would love to see this one, it is magnificent. Great composition and I like the gloomy sky


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-06-07 9:32]

Dag John
The perspective is well defined converging at the horizon! The sky with dark clouds creates fine contrast which looks great. A fine neat picture with good details
Best Regards

Dear John
I'm used to this kind of your work and always enjoy them.
Excellent quality.
All the best dear friend

Hi John,
This is an amazing shot with fantastic colours and great perspective. Really excellent composition and symmetry.
Best regards

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-06-09 12:51]

Hello John,
It is nice to see such an ocean of colorful tulips. They look beautiful and highly attractive in your picture despite the gloomy weather at the moment of capturing. Excellent job!
Best regards,

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  • irek1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 62] (861)
  • [2013-06-11 8:11]

Hello John,
I love tulips, so I love this photo - full of red tones and tulip stripes. Almost symmetric composition but it's great! Nice, grey shades of the sky and good contrast between reds and greys.
Very good photography.
With best & friendly regards--

Together with such cloudy weather these tulips are looking so gracefull John... It offers excellent colour tone for your composition... And the composition is just fabulous... beautiful colours and superb DOF. Great shot. Tfs.

Wonderful image John. The colours are beautiful and the dof is first class. The colours are a good contrast with the grey sky and it's a really fine capture with excellent depth.

Très beau champs de tulipes bien mis en valeur par le cadrage et le ciel sombre qui fait ressortir ce beau rouge.

Hello John, although a cloudy and moody sky, the colors of the tulips is amazing and gives a fantastic contrast!
endless lines of beautiful flowers always nice to see under your point of view!
thanks for your useful comment, learning something every day..
warm regards,

Hello John,

A superb framing using wide lenses. The juxtaposition between red tulips and cloudy sky is great. Good perspective. Impressive landscape! Congratulations!

Best regards,


Bonjour John,
Des tulipes à perte de vue, on devine tout de suite que c'est aux Pays-bas.
Un ciel gris sombre qui contraste bien avec le sol coloré.
Belle image.
Bon week-end,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-07-11 7:33]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this tulip field by a good perspective, a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a row of tulip with red, orange and white colors with full-bloom. It shows well one feather of Netherland. And, it harmonizes well with grey sky with heavy clouds.

Kind regards,

Good day sir.
Excellent composition and perspective.
A nice moment with clouds and colors ..
I wish you all the best ...

Goede morgen John,

Een foto met een mooie contrast tussen het
kleurige veld en de grauw grijze wolken,
dit maakt de foto extra spannend. De
diagonale lijnen in de foto's en ook een
klein beetje de "beweging" van de wolken
zorgen voor een mooie diepte. Verder is
alles wederom weer heel goed verdeeld en

Vriendelijke groeten,

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 129 N: 1144] (7625)
  • [2013-08-03 18:49]

Hi John
I am not a big fan of the flowers, but I like the contrast between these tulips and the gray sky. Nice photo.


Hi John,

What a perfect shot.
Thanks for sharing!
The bad weather makes the picture uniquely beautiful.


Hello, John!

The cloudy sky makes the picture even more beautiful, for the contrast with the flowers, captured with excellent colors! Wonderful composition! Perfect job!

so much beautiful combination of this red with grey cloud in very good perspective.

Hello John,

The fact that a gray sky can offer such a nice contrast to flowers I had never thought of. But it looks really good, which you show us with this picture.

The image itself is very well composed and the subject - in other words the tulips - look very very beautiful.

An astonishing, very nice, clear picture.

Have a nice day


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2014-11-16 5:22]

Hello John,
Just a few more months and shall be such views.Here is beautiful combination of this red with grey cloud, wonderful place.Wonderful natural colours, perfect exposure, fine composition and sharpness.Good framing, clarity and sharpness. Lovely presentation.

Dear JHM,
amazing fields of flowers, wonderful sky, fine weather, nice lightness and colors.
Thanx for sharing.

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