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Bad weather IV -7
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-27 23:04
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Thank you to every visitor

These picture has been taken in Netherlands Aardenburg Zeeland.
Netherlands is famous for its cultivated tulips and is one of the most dominant exporters of tulips and tulip bulbs. Traditionally, in the spring in an exhibition Keukenhof in Lisse made of millions of tulips especially well visited by tourists.
Also in Zeeland are lovely tulip fields. I've spoken with the farmer, according these farmer shall this year 40% less yield through the a lot rain and too low temperatures, also much bad tulips through diseases.
In addition, there are busloads of tourists to the tulip fields to view. Best known are the more traditional fields along the dunes of South Holland and West Friesland polders. Most of the tulips is found in the Northeast, the Flevopolder Sand and the Northern Area (Area Breezand, Anna Pavlovna and Julianadorp). Also on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee and Eastern and Southern Flevoland there are tulip fields. In the North Holland town of Limmen Bulborum Hortus is located. The largest gene bank in the world for bulbs. In this garden there are over 3500 different kinds of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring bulbs mostly historical

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Bonjour John
Un format carré bien choisi pour mettre en valeur cette belle image profonde, colorée et animée.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Hello John,

Very well composed this photo.The colors are wonderful...clouds look great. Well done

Have a nice day,

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-06-27 23:39]

The weather is bad but your shot is excellent my friend! Lovely colorful perspective and dramatic sky. The whole image is great!

Hello John - Wonderful light reveals textural details in the rows of tulips and the clouds seem to press down onto the land looking ominous. The composition is well balanced and I think the placement of the three figures really adds to the image. Super work. Warm regards rosemary

Hi John,
the contrast between the beauty of the tulips field and the dramatic quality of the clouds in the sky is strong, and provides a high graphical quality to your composition.
In addition, the perspective of the field, the colors of the flowers, the luminosity of the image, and the presence of the persons, they add a high aesthetic level to your work.
Well done, my friend.
Best regards,

Ola John ,
Uma bela foto nestes campos de tulipas vermelhas , o tempo já não era o que é , gostei muito da linha de nuvens em diagonal negras , gostei muito da árvores de fundo , bom primeiro plano com estes turistas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-06-28 0:28]

Bonjour mon cher John
Bad weather ?
C'est mieux que chez moi car on sent la présence du soleil sur ta photo.
Je note une belle perspective fleurie et un joli ciel dramatique.
Sincères amitiés

Welcome to Fotopédia :)

Hi John
perhaps bad weather, but a good photo :)
infact, its always best to photograph flowers in dimmed light, that way the colors dont get washed out.
I really like the addition of the tall trees in the bg too.
lovely shot, seeing the clouds pushing down on the land.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Oh ! Quelle prise de vue ! La beauté d'ensemble est remarquable.
Un cadrage efficace réalisé avec maestria.
Admiration !

Hello John,
a very beautiful picture. Its technical excellence enhances its aesthetic appeal and it really captivates the viewer's eyes and mind. Perspective and depth are fascinating and decidedly draw us into the the lovely field. The people stand out superbly, offering an almost 3d impression. The sky is stunningly dramatic above the calm geometry of the fields. The light is very strange seeming uncertain about its brightness, you've captured this quality most effectively. Sharpness is exquisite. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good day,

Hi John,
Superb field scene. I love the contrast between the dark sky and the colored terrain. Well composed.


Buongiorno John
grande prospettiva, le linee delle coltivazioni ci portano lo sguardo lontano, creano una grande profondità. I colori del terreno contrastano con il cielo opprimente, ottima la presenza delle persone, sembrano posizionate di proposito ed i loro vestiti sembrano formare una bandiera.
Buona giornata

مزارع پرورش گل.عطر گلها
فضای سر سبز و بکارگیری رنگهای زیبا
وضوح خوب
روز خوب
Flower farms. Scent of flowers
Use of green space and beautiful colors
Good resolution
Good Day

Hello John,
The sky enhances the colors. You have cleverly used the grooves to give a great depth to the picture. The composition is interesting with collectors. The quality of light, color and sharpness is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6077 W: 277 N: 11720] (90417)
  • [2012-06-28 2:14]

Hello John ,
Avec ce ciel magnifique , voilà un cliché quie ne peut que me plaire . Et bien sûr ce champ de fleur coloré . LA composition est enrichié par la présence humaine .

An endless yet beautiful tullips field, John.
With the inclusion of a heavy cloud hang aloft, the red and green flowers along with furrows crossings, made a nice picture composed.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11759 W: 126 N: 21148] (108889)
  • [2012-06-28 3:51]

Salut John! Il y a ta signature dans cette photo aussi sans aller la lire dans le corner a droite..ehehe...une des tes merveilleuses perspective dont ont fait toi celebre aussi..ehehe...vraiment magnifique avec details et couleurs de grande classe.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hi John,

The length of the tulips field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the tulips and of the clouds. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Good Morning John,

The flat landscape, the rows of colourful tulips, the tall poplars and the big sky; this could only be The Netherlands.
You have chosen a fine aspect, using the converging lines of tulips as excellent guides. The figures add interest.
I like how you have composed the shot with emphasis on that big, sky with its low canopy of clouds.
Excellent sharpness.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Excelent contrast.I like field photos.And good colors.
Have a nice day.

Bonjour John,

Ces champs de tulipes, même sous le froid et les nuages noirs sont spectaculaires, même si les tulipes tardent à ouvrir. Une belle image, bien travaillée.



Hello John,
When its Tulips, its beauty is unparalleled irrespective of bad weather. The dark clouds simply add a different mood to the tulips on ground. The visitors or farmers make the scene lively and the well controlled exposure makes the picture very nice. Good composition.

Hello John,

The sky contrasts with the lines of tulips with it's severity. The long cloud with the strait lines on the ground creates a tunnel effect which adds deepness. Nicely done with natural colors.

Best regards


Hi John
Bad weather for the tourist but an excellent sky for the photographer
Excellent quality as usual in the perspective, the naturals colors and the light
have a nice day, best regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2012-06-28 6:02]

Witaj John!
Interesting place.
Good frame and perspective.
I like colors and light.
Sky does climate.
Well done.
Best regards

fascinating paysage with fondle eye flowers you shot in excellent frame.

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2012-06-28 7:19]

Bonjour John,
Une superbe composition avec de très belles couleurs!
J'aime ton cadrage et ce beau ciel.

Hello John,
Incredible colours and a stunning composition. This is a picture which would make a great impact on everyone who sees it.
Kind regards,

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima.
Holandija, zemlja lala ...
Lep pogled na polje lala i oblake koji donose kisu, radnici rade svoj posao.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Kod nas se zemljoradnici zale na manji prinos psenice, zbog jakog sunca i vrucine.
Lepo mesto sa lalama.
Prijatan dan i sve najbolje.


Goedendag, meneer.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met de gegeven data.
Nederland, lala land ...
Mooi uitzicht op de bollenvelden en de wolken die regen te brengen, de arbeiders hun werk doen.
Goede scherpte, contrast en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Goede artikel over de toegepaste techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Hier is de boeren klagen over lagere opbrengst van tarwe te wijten aan sterk zonlicht en warmte.
Nice place met tulpen.
Een mooie dag verder en het allerbeste.

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-06-28 11:25]

Hi John,

what a fantastic view. Gret DOF here as well as the colors. Love it.


Hello John,
your picture John, is perfectly executed, balance of colors, exposure, sharpness, clarity are amazingly beautiful. Perspective and symmetry are fabulous. This landscaping looks gorgeous. I love it. Always your picture are perfectly, flawlessly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2012-06-28 12:36]

Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!

Dag John,
Onder de zwaarbewolkte en dreigende lucht valt er toch een prachtig licht op dit mooie bloemenveld.
De roosrode kleur van de bloemen steekt fel af tegen de donkere delen van de lucht en eveneens tegen de blauwe openingen die we erin vinden.
Mooie compositie met de lange rijen die evenwijdig naar de bomen aan de horizon lopen.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John
I love the steep perspective, the colours of the tulips, the presence of the figures, the balance of the compostion. The sky too is dramatic, but here's where it seems to me there's a problem: it's lacking proper highlights. I hope you won't mind a WS to show you what I mean.

Hi John
What a shot, the tulip field in rich colors and the carpets are nicely captured in bright light. Perspective and composition is just right and fine contrast to the area. The darker cloud formation is simply gorgeous and complementing the whole scene. Human interaction further adds alot to this breathtaking shot. Awesome shot, Congrats
Best regards

Boa noite John

It's a pity that these marvelous tulips suffered because the bad time. They are magnificents.

Le temps n'est peut-être pas bon pour les visiteurs mais il est parfait pour un photographe de talent comme toi! Une photographie splendide de ce champ de fleurs avec un superbe ciel nuageux qui le couronne.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-06-28 22:07]

Hello John,
Your choice of 16mm was perfect to show us the immensity of that field.Superb perspective and great composition.That big cloud completes perfectly well your picture.The colors are fantastic.Very well done.
Have a nice Friday.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-06-29 0:16]

Dear John
what a beautiful clouds . you caught very good perspective with field line. i like it very much. congratulations.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-06-29 5:12]

Hello John,

Your note paints a rather depressing story for the tulip farmers in Holland. The weather has, unfortunately, been very bad and very changeable in Britain too with periods of drought followed by heavy rains and flooding and our farmers have been having a very difficult time too.

But an excellent photograph with some wonderful lighting. I love how the tulip fields appear brightly lit by sunshine whilst the sky is dark and heavy above. Excellent composition with strong perspective, glorious vibrant colours and perfect exposure. The details and sharpness are superb.


Kind Regards,


Hi John!
Wonderful fields of flowers!
Interesting cloudy sky!
Truly attractive picture with excellent overall photo quality!
TFS - congrats,

Hello John,

Lovely capture with a splendid light and a dramatic sky. Beautiful colors and good perspective. Congratulations!



Hi dear John

Yes this is your world again, just coming masterpiece!
Best example for panfocus wide focus shot, I can study many points from this your great work.
Best framework and composition as ususal.
Thanks for your sharing with nice shot and have a good weekend!
Best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

Un momento di riflessione tra fiori e natura viva ed un cielo che promette pioggia.
Un cupo naturale in un contesto di vita

Hi John,
bad weather but very nice contrast of colors and p.o.v. great d.o.f. us usual.

the weather is bad but the landscape is a dream
tulips,tulips and tulips,great contrast between
a grey dramatic sky and a wonderful earth covered
by flowers,strong inspiration changing everybody s
mood.shot like a picture,like a palette
have a nice week end

Hi John,
Nice perspective with these lines and all these flowers, beautiful light and impressive clouds, well taken with people.

Hi John
Very beautiful landscape shot
What a flowers,what a beautiful clouds
Very nice and lovely colors and details
Have a good weekend
All the best

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2012-06-30 6:55]


fantastique vue e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et compo fantastique vue e tiamge quel cile avec cette belle forme et ce fleurs en bandes grandisoe payasage e timage avec les personnages.

Bravo et amitié


But rain is good for plant, right? Awesome capture of this flower field. I used to live in Portland, Oregon and there are so many flower farms in the area just like this. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Dag John,
Deze gekleurde tulpenvelden zijn altijd iets spectaculairs om te zien. Door je POV geniten we van een uitstekend perspectief met de eindeloze tulpenrijen die in de hoeken vertrekken en ons naar de horizon leiden. De foto vind ik lekker dynamisch met deze mooie lijnenspel en met de werknemers die voor extra levendigheid en diepte in de foto zorgen. Het licht is ook prachtig, en de kleurcombinatie van roze en witte tulpen samen met hun groene bladeren, en met daarboven deze magnifieke hollandse wolkenlucht doet het fantastisch hier.
Een heerlijke lentefoto in een mooi vierkant frame. Prima werk !
Ik wens je een heel fijn weekend.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2012-07-01 0:47]

Hallo John!
Though these tulips are a real feast for the eyes for me the sky here is the eye-catcher. It's simply great how these dynamic clouds are rendered in your photo. The impressive wideness of your region - here emphasized by these rows of flowers going to the background - is an additional attraction in the picture. I like it very much! Thank you for the interesting comment to the photo!
Greetings from summerly but rather cool Westphalia! Have a nice Sunday!

Dear John
As usual,perfect photowork full of fantastic details and colors.
Amazing atmospehere.
I like a lot your square format photos.
Perfect lighting and composition.
Best regards my friend

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-07-01 1:37]

Hi John,
very nice perspective and view of field tulips. Good photowork. Theme is very photogenic. Fine quality. I like it.
Have a nice Sunday.

ciao John,
interessante prospettiva su questi campi fioriti.
Cielo nuvoloso a dare corpo alla scena con il perfetto inserimento umano,

Hi John,
great atmosphere, the composition is very spectacular and I like the perspective of the photo and the picturesque details. Splendid view, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!

Hello John,
beautiful landscape.These tulip fields seem to have no end.Just love this color contrast between the red tulips and the stormy sky,which also conttributes to the success of your composition.The image has also superb clarity,DOF and very pleasant lighting.Picturesque scene.
Have a nice sunday

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-07-01 2:55]

Hi John,
You have so many beautiful shot of tulips fields in your gallery. This one is another great example! Love the perspective lines and intensive yellow and red tones of flowers. Very well done. TFS.

Warm regards,

Howdy John,
Like everyone else, a marvelous tulip vision, clear with approaching dark storm, and natural colors.

We have many flower fields in California, but not many Tulips.

Good job,

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-07-01 9:12]

merhaba John,
Great framing.
Colors, sharpness, detail, excellent depth.
So beautiful, successful sharing.
Have a nice week
tebrikler, selamlar


hello John
Une superbe photo, le mélange des couleurs des tulipes créent comme un tapi au sol.
L'environnement est très beau avec l'horizon marqué par les arbres à haute tige et le ciel nuageux.
Bon dimanche

Very beautiful image with good lighting. Excellent composition
With respect

Ciao John,
Riesci sempre a proporre paesaggi incantevoli con una qualità impressionante, le tue foto sono pura gioia per gli occhi! Un carissimo saluto e tanti complimenti, tutti meritati!
Un caro saluto

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-07-01 10:56]

Hello John,

This is a beautiful and impressive photograph, so it's interesting to see the tulip field which continues to that direction of the horizon. It is also interesting that the tulip field of white and red is divided. And, the thick clouds which cover sky draws out a good impact in this image.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2012-07-01 13:17]


marvelous view, these fields of tulips are amazing and here the soft red touch created a marvelous effect. nice inclusion of people and I liked the heavy cloud above. beautiful place and a compo very well done.



Very beautiful image with excellent lighting and composition
With respect

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3021] (20620)
  • [2012-07-02 5:14]

Hello John
As an impartial judge would have done, you made looking equally important drama and pastel subtlety!
And you know that number three, visually, satisfies plenty composition-wise!

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-07-02 8:56]

Hello John! Wow, what an impressive place, with fields and fantastic FG and BG of sky! that looks charm as the sea of flowers ! Excelletn POV, excellent framing and composition, great perspective! Flawlessly light management, wonderful colours, excellent definition! Congratulations!

Salut Jean.
Cette composition est très belle et puissante. L'exposition a été enregistrée ainsi.
En ce qui concerne

Simply gorgeous presentation here John, very well defined colors and with touchable textures. Light management would have been an issue for me, but you've made it look easy. Masterful clarity and superb POV and DOF. Excellent job John!!

TFS..........Your Friend from California.....Buddy

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-07-02 22:17]

Dag John
Fine picture from teh tulip fiels with the perspective well created. You have also created a fine picture with the rule of three here with the three persons adding vitality to the image. Lovely colours & excellent clarity in this fine image
Best Regards

Hello John,
Superb field scene. I love the contrast between the dark sky and the colored terrain.

Namaskar John Maenhout,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture of Nature. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Excellent shot. Nice POV. TFS.
Nilotpal Patra.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2012-07-03 5:27]

Bonjour John

Despite the bad weather, you still got a great photo. Wonderful lighting contrasts between the sunlit fg & dark shadowed bg & ominous looking storm clouds. Beautiful repetition of the colourful tulips with excellent use of diminishing linear perspective & vanishing point. Tfs!

Hello John.
Fabulous field of tulips, the longitudinal lines of the flower beds, converging in the distance give a great DOF to the image, ideal tree line on the horizon, dramatic sky which is a great bonus to this wonderful composition.
Perfect brightness, sharpness and color. Well done.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

I am fascinated by the sharp contrast between the blooming and not blooming rows of tulips. The lines in the field give some great depth. Wonderful sky.

Hello John,

this is another interesting image with the tulips as a main element, I like the inclusion of people here and the impressive sky, well done,

Best regards,


Ola John

Bad weather, good pictures.
Beautiful colors and excellent perspective and composition.


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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-07-03 15:47]

Hi John,

This is a beautiful and classic Dutch landscape shot with the colorful tulip field. The stormy clouds adds so much drama to the composition and make it more interesting. Wonderful details and excellent composition as always. Great light and rich and natural colors.


Great photo - colorful tulip fields covered with a cloudy sky. The ideal application of the principle of division of the image. These tulips strangely low. Excellent colors and sharpness.

Hello John,

I like the way you have framed this image showing the endless beauty of this tulip field and the vast sky with clouds.The rows of tulips converge at the far end taking the eyes to those line of trees. Nice depth and people walking definitely an added interest. The colors an sharpness are excellent.


John - wonderful symmetry to this shot, with the three figures traversing the rows of flowers. letting the clouds dominate this shot of bright flowers is an interesting and I think effective decision. Well composed!


Hi John,
very atmospheric bad weather photo. I like the heavy clouds hanging over field with colorful tulips. The fields and the line they create stretch far to the horizon. The line meeting all in one point in the centre. Very attractive geometry.
The people present here allow to imagine scale of the place and add some more life to the landscape.
Excellent capture!!

Hello John,
beautiful scene...great POV...
very good perspective...
lovely colours...
the weather is bad but your shot is superb...
the presence of the persons add aesthetic level & life...

Ciao John, great perspective on magnificient fields full of flowers, lovely composition with walking people, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Splendid tulips field with nice colors and great perspective.I like this fantastic sky.Well done.
Have a nice WE.

Dear John,

I would like to join the chorus of admirers of this beautiful photograph, an endless tulip field, with the colors neatly delineated. The presence of the three individual adds immensely to the scene, all under a heavy, billowing sky of clouds.

Warm regards, John, and thank you again for the separate card.


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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 496 W: 9 N: 1187] (5657)
  • [2012-07-12 1:51]

Hi John,
I almost smell the tulips there is so many of them.
It is a beautiful shot of tulip's fields in long perspective. The dramatic cloudy sky added beauty into this photo. Great colors, light and sharpness.
Best regards,

Hi John, Wonderful light under this not so bright looking sky, however that cloud formation creates a powerful atmosphere, as normal you have captured beautiful colours, but although I like the people the one in the middle just seems to be blocking out the view & I think thats a shame, kind regards Wilson.

Hi John.

Registration beautiful flowers of this beautiful farm. Exposure and color well done.
With respect

hi john,
the colours in this picture are wonderful. the flowers are beautiful and contrast very nicely with the dark sky. stunning detail. the perspective created by your low viewpoint and the lines of flowers are fantastic. i also like the placement of the row of trees to the right which seem to balance the image well.

Hello John,
Un format carré bien rempli avec une composition forte. Tout est en profondeur avec les rangs de fleurs. Le ciel, en particulier les nuages, sont très bien exposés.

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-07-16 2:55]

Fantastic perspective, color and light !!! Super!!!! Greetings John!!

Hi John!
Magnificent views of the plantation of tulips, specialty Holland!
Excellent POV, beautiful colors.
Best regards

Hoi John,
Wat een prachtig grafische 'bollenplaat' met mooie tonen, sterke lijnen (ook in de lucht) en goed in het frame geplaatste menselijk aanwezigheid voor de verhaalvertelling. Sterk werk John !
Groeten uit een regenachtig en grijzig Rotterdam bij 16 graden (!) en windkracht 4 bft uit het westen,

Hi John,

What a great picture. The colours blooming of this field of flowers give a great contrast with the clouds. The three workers does add to this wonderful picture.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2012-07-19 7:10]

a another fantastic picture with the great tulip from thr holland
i love this flowers and your fantastic colors
the sky is very impressive with great clouds

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-07-21 0:49]

Ciao John,
What can I say, everything was perfect and wonderful colors that contrast well with the gray skies and threatening, great depth and quality...
my best regards,

Hello John

The long lines of the tulip fields creates a wonderful perspective and very good depth to the scene. The few colours complement each other well. A classical view very well presented and executed:) TFS.

Best regards, Erling

Gelukkig is het weer nu beter, hoewel, je kunt het ook overdrijven, de hond vind dit maar niks:-))

Prachtig lijnenspel zoals altijd. De figuranten zijn de mooie details hier en "breken" het geheel een beetje. En ondanks het weer helpen de wolken U wel prachtig:-))

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-07-31 4:15]

Hello John,
bien plus que ces magnifiques tulipes, le ciel tenait à prendre la vedette. Une photo bien nuancée, contrastée à souhait, des lumières un peu magiques avec ce post processing.
Beaucoup de profondeur aussi et de netteté avec ces arbres bien visibles à l'arrière plan.
Mes compliments.

Hi John. I am always happy when I see this colorful picture. It is a sight for the eyes and the soul. Rgds, Wolfgang. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hello John ,

Great composition with such excellent color contrast.Good use of the filter to get this kind of perfect effect of the weather at the time if shooting.Great piece of work.


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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2012-08-20 5:24]

Hello John,

Not original from my side to select this shot for comment as flowers field have always success. But, it is so nice what it is still a pleasure to look them.
Moreover, you get a nice lightning with sunray on the fields byt the deep clouds to get mood and contrast.
The people are perfect in addition to the strong perspective to share the scale and give depth to the view.


Sad to hear about the downturn in Tulip production this year but what a very atmospheric image. I like the lines of tulips running away into the distance, it gives the shot great depth and the people give it good scale too. Having cloud cover doesn't flatten the colours, so as they say, 'every cloud has a silver lining'.

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2012-08-26 8:47]

Hi John, you say "bad weather" but this cloudy and grey sky adds more dynamism and contrast to your composition and fits quite well to the landscape which is full of pinky red tulips. Congratulations. Tolga

Hello John,
What a lovely "bad" weather you have here! :)
Those partly cloudy bad weathers are always great for photographers, who look for a dramatic sky and a possible warm light oozing from the grey clouds. You had that light over there, on the tulip fileds, which makes this photo spectacular. The use of deep perspective and the use of three people are genial.
Best wishes,

Hi John !!!

The bad weather seems like turned out to be the main positive factor for this wonderful showing. Honestly, I truly enjoy condition like the one this photo, when the rain is hiding in a grey cloud over the head, and the blue sky showing its muscles by sending down sun rays. And the tulpen flowers seem to be the most happy on that field...
Very impressive, square frame all together.



Hi John,

A very beautiful picture. I like those trees in the distance, dark sky, red tulips...


Dear John,
stunning picture!composition, POV,fantastic depth of field and stunning colors! Very well done !!!TFS
Ciao RINO!

Hallo John,
sehr tiefhängende Wolken, gute Farben und Bildschärfe, perfekt!
Viele Grüße

Ciao John
a mio parere questa è una delle tue più belle e mi sembra che le critiche l'abbiano ben premiata.
Hai colto un soggetto di grande effetto per il contrasto di colore tra la terra e il cielo e nell'ambito della terra stessa con il verde che sfuma nel rosa. Di grande effetto il formato quadrato che dona il giusto equilibrio a questa magnifica composizione da elogiare anche per nitidezza e contrasto.
Ciao e buona giornata

Hello John, storm is coming but look at this beautiful fields with endless tulips!
Great contrast of the colorful flowers with the stormy sky!!
A lovely picture! best regards,

Hello John.
The mood created in this composition is amazing. Superb details and beautifully added human interest for scale. The moody sky is magical in this gorgeous landscape.
Thanks and kind regards.

One of your most beautiful picture John, thanks I appreciate your photo comment, large perspective and deep field of vision in your own style, I like the pink coral colors of these tulips, it should be a hard work to work in that field, to squat and get up many times in a day is painful, especially for the back
A bad weather today indeed but we are at the end of summer so it's normal, have a nice afternoon

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2013-11-15 7:39]

Hi John,
beautiful and very effective the view of the colourful fields with tulips,lead-in the eye on the far end of the horizon.The presentation of the people there add scale in the scene.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.


Hi John,

this bad weather helped to create a very pretty picture. Picture composition, colors, sharpness, light ... everything at its best!

Have a nice Sunday


Hello John,
Yes, the sky is almost as interesting as the view on the ground in this photo. I can see the tulips are a bit sparser than the usual we can see in your photos.

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