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Tulip Frenzy 2014 Is In The Books

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 26, 2014 by johnbuckley100

It’s all downhill from here.  Next up: the Azalea Frenzy.  Leica M, 50mm Noctilux, ND filter.

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The Tulip Frenzy (At A Diagonal)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 22, 2014 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 50mm Noctilux, ND filter.  Didn’t realize when taking it it would essentially be two images cut diagonally.  When I saw it that way, it reminded me of my fixation with the late master Saul Leiter.

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The Tulip Frenzy Approaches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 19, 2014 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-ASPH, ND filter.

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The Afterfrenzy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by johnbuckley100

All photos Leica M, 50mm Noctilux f/0.95, wide open in sunshine, ND filter on.

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So last week, the tulips were mostly in frenzy, but the winter-summer-winter pattern of the weather kept them from being in uniform bloom.  Today is a sunny, but cool day in Washington, and the tulips are all open, but the peak of the frenzy was probably three or four days ago.

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We found some new beds not far from where we live, and we will remember them for next year.  Alas, we are in the afterfrenzy.  As far as we’re concerned, summer can now begin.

Of Course We Found The Tulips In Frenzy At Dumbarton Oaks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 14, 2013 by johnbuckley100

All pictures Leica M and Noctilux wide open with an ND filter.  Raw conversion in LR4, sharpening in Nik Sharpener Pro 3, and then some fooling around in either Viveza or Color Efex Pro 4.  As always, click on the photos, especially if you are reading this on an iPad with Retina Display, to get the fullest sense of the image.

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It has been our experience that if you want to find the tulips in frenzy, you need to head to Dumbarton Oaks. Now some may remember that we love Dumbarton Oaks in the autumn for the way it can can be rendered in black and white, as we did last fall with the Leica Monochrom.  But if you really want to find the tulips at their most colorful, especially in what seems to be a bit of an off year, you have to go to the Oaks…

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We found them in full riot, though importantly, only in those portions of the garden that got lots of sunlight.

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Where they were bright, they were very, very bright.  And we found ourselves drawn to the cooler parts of the garden, which are just now coming alive.

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The Tulip Frenzy Approaches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 13, 2013 by johnbuckley100

We are mere hours away, people.  Get ready. Leica M, 50mm Noctilux, ND filter.

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