For the first outing we went to the tulip fields. You cannot live in Skagit Valley and be a photographer without photographing the tulip fields. This year I heard grumblings from a lot of photographers about how tulip photos all looked alike anymore. There was nothing new. Did this mean boredom had set in? We were uninspired? No imagination left?
I thought, what does it matter? Why not just have fun and hang out. Enjoy the evening, the camaraderie of others and see what happens. Why stress out about a perfect shot, or how to be different? Sometimes the same ole, same ole, is actually quite fun, relaxing and comforting. Sometimes it can release those creative juices and inspire something new. Maybe not a new version of a tulip shot? But something later on might happen.
Enjoy the same ole, same ole - you never know where that might take you.........
The fun shots!
|photo by Bev Rud|
|Fish eye lens with yellow boots - photo by Per Lea|
Now for a more traditional serious shots!
photo by Gretchen Thomas
photo by Tony Locke
photo by Betty Wright
photo by Karla Locke