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Mon Mar 26, 2018, 09:16 PM

First Flower of Spring

As March marks the usual beginning of "photography season" here in the Pacific Northwest, I made my annual trip up to the Skagit flats for the daffodil fields (the tulips, for which the area is most famous, won't bloom until April). When I first arrived, it was solid overcast and not conducive to photography but, eventually, the clouds cleared enough to give us a great sky to go with the yellow carpets.










After which, it was off to Rosario Beach for (eventual) sunset light.













As usual, I produced a YouTube video of my shoot. After several vlogs that were really more practice than anything, this is the first time I produced a video that gives a fair example of what I hope to accomplish with my channel. Check it out!

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regnaD kciN Mar 2018 OP
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JohnnyLib2 Mar 2018 #3
ManiacJoe Mar 2018 #5
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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 09:19 PM

1. Just lovely.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 09:42 PM

2. Omigod, my dear regnaD kciN!

As always, your photos are phenomenally beautiful! I'm especially taken with the daffodil close-up. It's wonderful.

And your evening beach shots are incredible. Just the right balance of dark pinks/violets and the water and rocks...Amazing.

I will watch the video a bit later on my desktop; the sound on my laptop is just too damn tinny. I'm sure your video will be wonderful too.

Thank you so much for your contributions to DU! Your wonderful photos remind us that there is more to this life than the awful stuff elsewhere.


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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 10:00 PM

3. Thank you, thank you!


We are tulip-chasers and hope to come to your area this year or next. These wonderful photos sure up the chances of that!

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 02:11 AM

5. A website to help with your planning

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 05:22 PM

10. Thank you!

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 02:09 AM

4. Very nice!

I tend to find the dafs a bit boring, so I have not yet decided if I am going to go up to the fields on Wednesday or just wait for the tulips....

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 11:06 AM

6. Nice!

I'm so fond of Washington, especially the coast, and I love riding along on your photo journeys. Thank you.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 02:03 PM

7. Thank you for that taste of home.


The drive from Whidbey Island thru Skagit on the way up to Bellingham, and return, was always so gorgeous in the spring.

So glad the sun came out for your day....

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 02:23 PM

8. That first photo is perfection!

I love daffodils. My friend who lives in the mountains, plants them everywhere & claims they're one flower the deer won't eat.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Tue Mar 27, 2018, 05:19 PM

9. This is todays best thread at DU.

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