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Tulip Fields in the Norfolk Countryside Two Years On

Two years ago I posted a blog with some images captured at a Tulip field in Norfolk, UK. The original blog can be found here.

Well two years later I have shot another Tulip Field in the Norfolk Countryside and below are a few images from that shoot. This years shoot was at a different field to last time and I arrived a little late as quite a few of the colours had already been de-headed. The tulips are grown for their bulbs here so once the flowers are developed they soon get their heads cut off so more energy goes into the bulb rather than the flowers.  This year we had a really mild spring so the tulips were much earlier than normal too. This shoot required a 3.15 am alarm call to get to the location in time for sunrise. After around 90 mins shooting the tulips I was then leaving when all of a sudden a rainbow appeared so it was a case of quickly running back and grabbing a few shots.

Norfolk Tulip Field

 

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Tulip Fields in the Norfolk Countryside

Throughout April I made three or four visits to two Tulip fields in the Norfolk countryside (UK), this year was apparently a really good year for the Tulips because of all the rain we had here. The rain made shooting a little difficult as I couldn’t always get the conditions I wanted  and the window for opportunity is quite small as the flowers are soon de-headed to allow more of the energy to go into the bulbs. Here are a few of my favourite images from the shoots.

Bluebell Woodland

I managed to get out  to Blickling woods in Norfolk yesterday morning. I have been heading here for the last six or seven years, but this year is probably the worst I have seen yet for the Bluebells. No where near as many as normal and because of all the rain and lack of sun I dont think they are in as good condition as normal, I was at Foxley Wood in Norfolk on Monday and it was a similar story then. Heres one from yesterday anyway, I have just set up my new Eizo monitor so I am not sure how the colours look yet, but hopefully this is ok.