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Tulips by photocell Tulips by photocell
You know spring is here when you see a lot of tulip shots on DA, and this is my contribution. I hope it's different enough for you to enjoy it.

Taken in a coffee shop called Daisy's funnily enough :)

Nikon F75
Tamron XR 28-75 f2.8 @ 75mm
Kodak Royal Supra 200
Scanned from the negative on Canon LiDE 80
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swiebe Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
If this becomes available as a print, I'm getting it for my Mom. She collects Tulip and Poppy pictures. I would like to see this one hanging up in her house, it's very easy on the eyes.
Different, yes. This isn't your typical Tulip shot. A better sence of depth, then most. Good job.
ykcul701 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005   Photographer
i love this shot. its so perfect. the colors and the lighting are amazing. this is so a :+fav: :D wonderful job
nutmeg2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
One of the most beautiful shots I have ever found on DA
flesh-was-sweet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
This is a really beautiful shot..i love the luminosity behind the flowers...wonderful
vpc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004
I love the lighting and the colors on this shot. Good work
another Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004   Photographer
this photograph is stunning - excellent making me feel like im in a smoky jazz bar in some european country - great shot!
v0n Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
Tulips are my favourite flowers...the light is really good...i like this photo a lot! :D
TBorge Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Student Digital Artist
Definitely noice lightings...
flashtek Featured By Owner May 3, 2004
Wow, this is beautiful
Thought it was a studio shot.
Nice soft lights and composition
bLoOo Featured By Owner May 1, 2004   Photographer
aaaah--so soft. :) the lighting is perfect....i :heart: the colors..
mistake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
this is so clean and sharp. the green background really gives it a growing out of no where feeling. i love the lighting and how the seem to be reaching straight up for the light..
gilad Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004  Professional Photographer
Remarcble photo. all magic and life.
hermsty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
nice deaph in this picture. looks really neat! congratulation with a lovly piec!
huluvu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
hmmm if it was a tad brighter I could enjoy it much more.
the naturally vivid colours drown in the black/darkness a bit I think.
freecityrhymes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
tulips in Daisy' no, that doesn't add up at all. i must say you successfully took a different type of flower picture: taking it inside. and it worked out awesome. the lighting is great, the way it makes the center two light up and glow. and a great depth of field too.
sunnylikethenight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
:wow: thats so lovely! awesome shot!
kebz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
Beautiful! ;)
hollyw0uld20 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
nice image. very interesting lighting.
digipixi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
Another brilliant shot. So captivating .

I love the paper thin quality of the petals so surreal and almost untouchable as the light simply illuminates the, completely as they seem to stand blind, faceless and yet with full attention like hearts waiting to be broken. I love the strict posture of the vertical stems in comparison to the intangible quality of the actual flowers. I love the way the yellowing colour seals the flowers to the stalks, like light bulbs to the eye.

Great bordering this chunky style is working well for you current deviations although I thin perhaps the stroke effect of the red could be perhaps a pixel thicker or so as I find chunky borders look strange without a definite linear bordering between picture and space.
tefernini Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Traditional Artist
oooohhhh.. gorgeousgorgeousgorgeous. :clap: this is fantastic. the lighting is perfect. the soft tone is so lovely, and everything is... yea. :heart: yay.
stayorgo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Photographer
Excellent shot, love the light and the limited depth,
the flowers look like glass, beautiful work!
virtualdesign Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
"Tulpen uit Amsterdam!!!"

Yup.. spring is here and so are those nice Dutch Tulips (from Amsterdam :P). Nice DOF and colors. I only wish to see a good focus point on the front Tulips, but that is just my 2 cents. Nice shot!
photocell Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Actually, tulips were introduced to western Europe from Istanbul (Constantinapole) in the 16th century. There is a whole era in history of the Ottoman Empire dedicated to tulips, which in fact marked the descent of the Empire. The Dutch obviously recognised the beauty of this incredible flower and did so much better than the Ottomans :P

Anyway, with regards the focus, I can tell you that I used manual focus in this shot and this was as sharp as I could get it with that lens, which is the best it can manage when wide open :shrug: Still, I am totally pleased with this shot.

Thank you for your input :)
virtualdesign Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
you should pleased with this shot ;)....

and thanks for the history lesson about the tulips :D.
Ciril Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Professional Photographer
not very sharp but great colors and light. ;-)
biancodove Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
very nicely done! a different look to a common photo
great work!
photocell Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Thank you :hug:
Hanepanets Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
nonsensical Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
The lighting is really nice.. and those tulips look so perfect!
You captured their best angle :clap:
tinia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
mmmm tulips are my favourite flowers BY FAR, but youve made them even more beautiful
awesome composition and lighting!!! thanks for sharing
tilt176 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
beautiful lighting there, really smooth.
nice ncie ^^
mnoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! I really like this. The light is extraordinary and it has a very nice mood about it. Gorgeous redness as well.
djoel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
:wow:!! this is great man!... nice combination of sillouette in the foreground and low light in the background....
The lighting is perfect....!!

nice shot!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Gelios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004   Photographer
Amazing shot.... :+fav: The colours really stand out. However one small critic; I Think that when you have an image with so bright colours you should consider using a white border... Because the black border takes all the light colours away to make it a sort of dark picture.... Anyways great shot!
photocell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
You know, I did think about the white border but because of the dark areas around the corners I settled for black to give it continuity.

Thank you very much for your input though. I do appreciate your hones opinion.

Oh, and thanks a bunch for the :+fav:
pecchio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
I like how this is soft and the tones are also wonderful, so warm and intimate, beautiful my friend :clap:
Luminosa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
oh dear....I loooove this shot.....I think itīs the soft light in it and the beautiful soft looking tulips...they refine the light so magical and turn it into pure delight :clap:
This one goes straight into my :+fav:s ......itīs my :+fav: for today and it really made my day. THanks Hakan :hug: Have a wonderful day!!!
a-landi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Very beautiful!
Great shot :nod:
goldenlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
it is beautiful...I like to see your style even in an ordinary view, you make them special and extraordinary...
verero Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Different enough for me to get them on my page for a bit. With the light and the composition this is really refreshingly different. Very stylish. :nod:
Bobbie-Gurl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
very purdy :aww: *smells flowers* :D
bosniak Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
season's flowers.... trough good eyes 8)
CathieHeart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
I love this photo with its wide black border (I'm a big fan of fat borders :love:) and the soft tones and focus .. beautifully beautifully done. I also like the way that the tulip that is in focus in not in the center, clever adds a personal depth to it rather than it just being tulips (gods I nearly wrote tupils!! :rofl: ;))
I've got purple tulips right next to yellow daffies at home .. they are so beautiful to look at :love:
photocell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
Heh he, you know I like your wide borders honey. Where do you think I got the idea from? ;)

Thanks for noticing the focus. I did use manual focus on this. I though it would work better that way because the centre was under light and illimunated anyway.

thirdhandsaucer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004   Traditional Artist
this is true, around the holidays, and different seasons, there always seem to be specific pictures that are seen quite often.

very nice view. I like seeing things I see all of the time, in a different way.
What you've done here that is so amazing is you've taken something seemingly bright, cheerful, and "spring," and used it to your own advantage, by making it dark, and mysterious, a very creative effect.

I've never seen anything quite like it. great work here hakan.
take care.
BeasTInside Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
they are so sweet and delicate. lovely shot and yes, it's different... :)
thequiet1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Beautiful! I like the background in soft focus so you still get the color. Great lighting too! They look almost transparent. You are right about the tulip pics being abundant. I just submitted a couple myself. :)
Archskorpion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
cute :)
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