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Anticipating Spring – Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week is back. I’ve been fighting the flu for the past two weeks and haven’t had much energy to do except get myself through my work days. But I’m starting to feel a bit better and so finally, back to photography. Phew! I was going through withdrawal. 🙂

This week’s Photo of the Week is a portrait of a tulip, taken last year during Ottawa’s world-famous Tulip Festival. The beds of tulips provide a sea of colour and are a photographer’s mecca. Most of us here in Ontario have had enough of winter and are eagerly awaiting spring. So I thought I’d post something to help keep our spirits high, knowing that the lush greens and colourful blooms of spring are not far away.

This year I’ll be teaching my fine art flower photography workshop on May 11th, during the tulip festival. We’ll take advantage of the colourful blooms to learn different creative techniques for producing beautiful fine art flower images.

Click on the thumbnail below to see and read about this week’s Photo of the Week from 44th Parallel Photography.

16 March 2013

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Photo of the Week – Tulips Galore!

This week’s Photo of the Week from 44th Parallel Photography features an image of the beautiful tulips blooming at Dow’s Lake in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Each spring here in Ottawa, we have the Nation’s Capital Tulip Festival. There are thousands of tulips in bloom all across the city, thanks to the Dutch Royal Family who gave tulip bulbs as a gift to Canada after WWII. Check out the Photo of the Week to learn more about this gift from the Dutch Royal Family.

These flowers are fun to photograph any time, whether bright sun or a rainy day. I’m hoping to head back there tomorrow to shoot some more, before the blooms wither away.

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