Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tulip Beds In Afternoon Light

I like to close out my Tulip Festival series with posts back at Dow's Lake, and so that is what I'm doing today and over the next two posts. Most of the shots in these posts were taken in late afternoon early evening conditions on the last Friday of the festival, with some from a second visit on Victoria Day morning three days later. I started at the south end of Commissioners Park and started touring the flower beds. As you can see, I wasn't alone.

32 comments:

  1. It's always about the light and the soft afternoon light makes the tulips look even more beautiful!

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  2. Another great post! This tulip festival must attract people from all over the world.

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  3. Now I understand why you love flowers ... especially the tulips ..
    Groeten vanuit Nederland!😅

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  4. Perhaps the song 'Tulips from Amsterdam' should be changed to 'Tulips from Ottawa'!!!

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  5. What a variety of tulips ! Made me think of Holland ! Tulips everywhere !

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  6. ...the Dow's lake area sure is beautiful.

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  7. What a great time to visit Canada with all the tulips blooming so beautifully!

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  8. The sixth photo is my favourite!

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  9. Astonishing, William - so many and so much colour. You might be surprised (or you might not) that tulips will be featured over on ABAB shortly...

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  10. Where/how are the bulbs stored in the dormant time? There are so many bulbs.

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. @Lowell: it does!

    @Denise: lots of visitors come in from lots of places.

    @Ella: I love photographing them. Mind you, I can't grow plants!

    @Rosemary: perhaps!

    @Gattina: we have a lot.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Tom: it definitely is.

    @Nancy: yes, indeed.

    @Marie: thanks!

    @Mike: I look forward to it.

    @Janis: I don't know where they're stored. The National Capital Commission is responsible for them- I imagine they've got properties where these are stored in the interim after they're dug up.

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  12. Love those pretty tulips. I especially like the red and white ones. :-)

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  13. Too too gorgeous William.. I bought myself some tulips today.. I think that might have had something to do with you 😀😀

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  14. Okay, that's it until next year. Thanks.

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  15. There is quite a crowd enjoying the tulips in that last photo.

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  16. Wow, it's like sea of tulip everywhere! I wish I could visit and stroll around there :-)

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  17. @DJan: so do I.

    @Grace: one can't go wrong with tulips!

    @Red: oh, you're welcome, but still two more days to go.

    @Sharon: it was, but that's to be expected late in the afternoon on a Friday during the festival. The crowds on Saturday and Sunday, particularly as the day goes along, are more.

    @Tamago: I enjoyed visiting each and every time.

    @Norma: I agree!

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  18. awesome, i love the striped ones ... super amazing!! ( ;

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  19. Hello, more gorgeous tulips! Have a happy day!

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  20. It is stunning how many tulips are planted. Neat photos

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  21. A lovely way to end your festival tour!

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  22. I think Ottawa has more tulips than any Dutch city does.

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  23. @Beth: that they are.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Maywyn: thanks!

    @RedPat: it's a good spot for just that.

    @Jan: I imagine the Keukenhof gardens have our numbers beat.

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  24. The light is different in the afternoon. Pretty shots.

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  25. I quite envy the people who have been fortunate to see this in the flesh!
    Your photographs have been wonderful William, a great series.
    Thank you

    All the best Jan

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  26. I don't think I've seen so many tulips all together not even in the tulip fields around Spalding,Lincolnshire UK where we used to live:)

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  27. There is nothing like afternoon light for wonderful photography. Oh William, I will be so sorry when this tulip series ends.

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  28. @Klara: I enjoy seeing these in late afternoon light when they're at their best.

    @Jan: you're welcome!

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Kay: they are!

    @Rosie: we've got a lot of them.

    @Jeanie: I enjoyed showing it.

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