Monday, April 27, 2009

Tulips

I woke up at 4:30 this morning. Loaded Kate and Sara up in the car, and headed towards Skagit County to try to act like a professional photographer. I thought as I lay in bed last night...I want to go to see the Tulips again. I want different pictures than I got last year. The pros say the best light is dawn and dusk. Maybe I should take their word for it. But then I love to sleep. Honestly as I set my alarm to rise before the sun I wasn't sure I would really wake with the commitment. (apparently neither was Dave, who was surprised I was gone when he woke up in the morning) I left at 4:50 and pulled up to tulips just barely being bathed in light at 6:30. It was perfect timing.
So here are my pics from this year. The little ones and I had a great time pretending to be professional photographers. It was obvious that we weren't though. There were a handful of real ones out shooting in the field. They looked way more professional with their tripods, reflectors, spray bottles, shutter release gizmos etc... Many of them smiled at me as I trudged along with a baby on my back and a little hand in mine. I enjoyed my special adventure with my girls. Even if my pictures would have been steadier without their help. They are part of my journey after all.For more pictures visit my photo blog here!

16 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh Jenny- so very pretty! You must have got some funny glances with the girls- but I bet they loved it too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jenny I love the shots! And I am doublie impressed you saw what 4am was, good work and determination.
Love
Mom

The Laytons said...

You did a GREAT job! My favorite is the first one. Hopefully I can take better pictures next year like you!

The Seaquist Family said...

OHHHHH! I want to be there so badly. Jen, your pictures are amazing. They are just so beautiful. I want a giant blown up one of the second pictures. I LOVE them. I'm impressed that you got up. I'm not an early girl either. I would have gone for the sunset shots...due to my desire to sleep. Great job!

Familia Bethers said...

Wow, Jen, I am so impressed! Not only with your beautiful photos. (Totally worth it right?) But also with you actually leaving your house that early! I love that you took your girls with you too :)

Stephanie Saunders said...

Yeah, I haven't seen 4:30 in a looooong time. I'll let you do it for me :) I love the picture of the barn and tulips on your other site!

Andrea said...

I would have gotten up with you. They're gorgeous! They are pro enough for me. I think you are really good. Plus, your sweet girls are much better than tripods, filters, and stuff.

Lisa said...

You are a pro, Jen. They are beautiful!! Good job.

Jamie C. said...

That is serious commitment! I would have pegged you for "drive up sunday night stay in a near by hotel wake not so early monday" kind of commitment girl though! They're beautiful!

RuSty and LaLa said...

I can't believe how big Sara is getting.

Melissa said...

You are beyond talented. Those pictures are amazing!

Melissa said...

Seriously! I want to frame those pictures and put them in my house. I am bragging about them right now to Grammie.

shelly said...

It sounds like the perfect day! I especially love the last picture of the girls, so cute!

Anonymous said...

The flowers are OK, but the girls are beautiful.
Tucson Grandpa

Kath said...

Beautiful! ... and I hope you got a nap that day - you deserved it :)

So Lost And Found said...

Wow, Jen, I need to come and start taking lessons from you to learn how to use this newer (read - used) camera that I picked up.

You really are getting good!

Bill