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Red Tulip

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 2 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These photos are beginning to reflect my mood. I made this image today at the tail end of a wonderful late afternoon walk through the redwoods near my home. After hiking for more than an hour deep in the redwood forest, I came out on Skyline Blvd for the last quarter mile to home. And, here is what I found! A neighbor has planted some lovely spring flowering bulbs, including this tulip. I crouched down low to catch the 6:30 setting sun behind it. When I brought it into photoshop, I darkened down the already dark background and added a border and mat.

I think that the depth of this color and the light reflects my improved mood of the day - for I am feeling the richness of my life here in the hills of Oakland - what a blessed place to be!

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grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful light, nicely composed

2 Apr 2010 11:27am

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

lovely Barb, the best of your tulip series I think because you really did catch the sun!

2 Apr 2010 3:14pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

as if it's on fire! love ir

2 Apr 2010 5:46pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

good colors, i love it

2 Apr 2010 9:38pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful work with strong and fiery red tone prevalent but the yellow flashes are a great companion!

3 Apr 2010 3:32pm

Marianne Be. from Toulouse, France

oh my !!! it's just a dream !!
love tones, light, a very great shot, congratulations !

3 Apr 2010 10:47pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I love the color and the lighting. A different way to express your mood. Thanks for the story behind the image.

5 Apr 2010 2:24am