Skagit Valley Tulips

A great day for the tulips. I went to the Mount Vernon area on Thursday morning which meant the fields were pretty much empty until around noon. Even then they were far from what I'd consider crowded.

The clouds were an active participant in the photographs. I had anticipated this so I used two stacked graduated neutral density filters on all of the wide shots to prevent the beautiful clouds from washing out.

So despite not using a polarizer, the skies came out pleasantly blue with fluffy white clouds.

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