We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
Like most of you I found myself avoiding the tulip fields so much this time of year that I have not actually been to the tulip festival, which is crazy because it has literally been in my backyard my entire life. However when you become a photographer it's almost expected of you to take at least one shot of the beautiful colors. Though I am NOT a landscape photographer, and have never wanted to become one I was requested by another photographer to take a few field shots.
When I look at these photos I can't help but laugh at the experience. We showed up, I walked as far away from the tourists as I could, set up my tripod, took maybe 10 quick photos, packed up a left. The older gentleman next to me asked if I was done already, I blamed it on my 3 year old's patiences but really I was thinking "their just flowers and I really only need one photo". And I have to say I am proud of the one (well two) photos I was able to get. So glad so many of you enjoy it as well.
Consider this my gift to all the locals who would love to enjoy the beauty of the valley but from a distance.