Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tulip Paparazzi

I always try to take a pic at some point during the festival of people photographing the tulips. At least in this case, they're not adding themselves into the shot. I saw a number of people with selfie sticks on Friday evening, taking shots with themselves front and center, the tulips behind them. It's like the same sort of people who go to the Grand Canyon and have their family in every shot.








44 comments:

  1. Not a fan of selfies. But I am a great fan of tulips. These are so pretty!

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  2. I'm back to Madrid, I've been away and could not see your blogs. This is wonderful with tulips.

    Tomás.

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  3. The violet are my favourites!

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  4. They're beautiful William ... a lovely capture of the photographer capturing the photographer.

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  5. I have been trying to visit Ottawa for the festival a few years but circumstances have prevented that from happening. One day I would like to see it.

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  6. So many different varieties.

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  7. Such a grand sight seeing so many tulips en masse. Great range of colours.

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  8. Those selfiesticks you see everywhere as if your photo is complete when you have your own face in it! :(

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  9. those selfie photos tend to be annoying after a while. Rather see the tulips!!!

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  10. Magníficas tulipas! Uma visão para eternizar
    Um ótimo domingo
    Abraços

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  11. One of my pet peeves in life - people who must get photographed in front of every landmark!! They don't care that you are standing patiently waiting for them to stop posing.

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  12. I love tulips, but I don't think they are one of the most photogenic flowers. :)

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  13. Tulip paparazzi. Love that title!

    Janis
    GDP

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  14. I do the odd selfie, but never thought of taking a photo of something and putting myself in front? You have a good idea to put something else in the photo to go with the tulips.

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  15. That's my fave photo, taking pics of people taking pics!

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  16. What a time this must be in Ottawa!

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  17. People with cameras are prime for photos.

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  18. I love that pink and purple colours!

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  19. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: they lighten the heart.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Karl: they stand out so well.

    @Dianne: and in this case, the subject of the paparazzi is so much more pleasant than celebrities.

    @Andy: every year in May, so one of these times, come on up.

    @Revrunner: no shortage of kinds, really.

    @Gemma: the colours this year have been good, and I'm still taking pics.

    @Marianne: I think they've come the tool of the self centered.

    @Gill: and yet people insist on taking them.

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  20. @Gracita: thank you!

    @Jackie: I've always found it perplexing.

    @Halcyon: roses would be more to your liking?

    @Janis: it seemed entirely appropriate. I think I used it last year in commentary as well.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Red: I occasionally catch myself in a reflection, but that's about it.

    @Jennifer: in this case, there's no shortage of opportunities!

    @RedPat: the crowds are really out this year.

    @Birdman: they certainly are.

    @Marleen: me too.

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  21. I never understood that obsession to be in every shot. I love that last picture of these gorgeous flowers.

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  22. I think I could spend a day around those beautiful tulips, like many of these photographers...

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  23. You crack me up. I'll never ever understand the selfie stuff nor will I understand that people want to take pictures of themselves everywhere they go. But I do love the tulips!

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  24. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Sharon: thank you. More of that tulip bed tomorrow.

    @Eve: they're such a pretty kind of flower.

    @VP: I've spent a good deal of time thus far among the tulips. The festival wraps up tomorrow, but the tulips are still in good shape.

    @Ciel: I think the first time I heard of selfie sticks was in news articles about wanting to keep them out of certain galleries.

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  25. Days and days of beautiful tulips. Wow! Love every photo, every flower! Thanks, William!

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  26. Funny title. People are funny, though. Not me and you, but others. If you know what I mean! :)

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  27. Glorious and it must be equally so to walk the byways where they are.

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  28. I would be right there in the middle of them all.

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  29. Really lovely beds of blooms, those paparazzi get everywhere...

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  30. An ocean of beautiful tulips !

    cheers, parsnip

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  31. Sometimes my husband feels offended when I shoo him out of the picture!

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  32. Really wonderful to see so many tulips in theis own colors.
    Lovely images.
    Hugs

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  33. I'm so glad I don't have a selfie stick, those tulips are much more beautiful without my face.

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  34. The tulips are FABULOUS William, selfie sticks not so much :)

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  35. The tulips are FABULOUS William, selfie sticks not so much :)

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  36. Hehehe! Yes, some people need to prove they were really there, I guess. :)

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  37. @Lynette: lots of tulip posts every year.

    @Lowell: hah!

    @Mari: it is.

    @Randy: I love being so.

    @Geoff: they do!

    @Parsnip: true!

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  38. @Linda: that figures!

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Cloudia: true!

    @Jan: I know the feeling.

    @Grace: I agree.

    @Cheryl: so do I.

    @EG: that's true.

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