Farewell, Yellow Tulips


“Tip toe through the window

By the window, that is where I’ll be

Come tip toe through the tulips with me.”

~Al Dubin

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Mellow Yellow

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Dance Party

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Cheerleader

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Gossamer Petals

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Tulips Together II

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Windblown

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Reaching

 

Tulips, Yellow, Dead Flowers, High Key, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography

Tyrannosaurus Tulip

 

 

 

 

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132 comments

  1. Tulips always bloom together but never shy to stand alone, when we see the dress. Always paying attention to the little things Jane can’t wait for your next piece of art.

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  2. This is amazing, Jane. It looks like a sketch rather than a photo.

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  3. Flowers๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ…thank you so much

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  4. Certainly way past their prime. Hey, like that IG portrait of your husband with granddaughters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. The starkness of the bright white background and the eyewatering yellow are brilliant, Jane.

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  6. These are awesome Jane! I love all your tulip images very much. Of course it was Tiny Tim and his ukulele that made the song well-known. I can remember seeing him on TV. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Denise, Thank you! These have been fun to make. Yes… Tiny Tim…definitely a childhood memory, but I felt like I had to credit the songwriter. In looking it up, apparently TT collapsed while singing this song. Not to end on a low note…

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  7. Great job dear.
    Yellow tulips now stand forย hope and cheerful thoughts. Give a yellow tulip bouquet to a good friend as a caring get-well gift. Yellow is also the color of friendship, which makes it great for a just-because floral gift.

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  8. You did it again! Now you have visions of Tiny Tim dancing in my head? Are you even old enough to remember him? These are simply glorious. How you manage to give these tulips such personality is a marvel. โ˜บ๏ธ

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    • Thank you, Gunta! Haha, yes…I remember Tiny Tim well and he made this old song a sensation. Pleased you like the treatment I am giving these flower portraits. They are exciting to see in composition- I can’t help but see the different personalities. Glad you like the results. ๐Ÿ’›

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  9. Oh they are Beautiful! My mom is gonna love these pics. I just shared one of the flowers from her collection. Please show some loveโ˜บ

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  10. Amazingly depicted and the colour contrast is superfine.
    Well done, Jane.

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  11. Amazing shots in great detail! Which camera did you use if I may ask?…

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  12. Always such a treat to catch up with your wonderful photos Jane. Inspired by all of them. I hope you are doing well. Sending you my warmest wishes as always…Andrew ๐Ÿ’•

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  13. You are very talented! No words to describe how beautiful they are

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  14. Oh Jane, these are absolutely gorgeous!
    Alison

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  15. Jane fades back and makes a perfect throw, touchdown. Those B&W ones are fascinating, too, like wire sculptures.

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  16. So beautiful๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

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  17. One of my favourite flower and nice photography too

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  18. How beautiful, Jane! ๐Ÿ’›

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  19. It’s funny how we are attracted to the same subjects, over and over. Somewhere, I have a collaged painting of yellow tulips (they were a little fresher than these – :-)). The tulips made me think of dancing, so I found a small photo of Fred Astaire dancing, used the outline of his body, and glued cutouts of that onto the paper. The whole painting never gelled at all but I saved it – I’ll send you a picture. In more recent years I’ve enjoyed photographing spent tulips – but you are really mastering the subject. Beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ In this series, my favorites are the two with groups of flowers – I think lots can be read into them; they’re like a staid, old group portrait of some official association gone wild and unruly.

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    • HI Lynn, We are two peas in a pod. ๐Ÿ™‚ This has been fascinating to work on. I am pleased with the groups of tulips and can’t help but see dancing figures, too. I’m looking forward to shooting different colors…maybe I’ll combine colors in a group..( that just came to me). So many possibilities. Looking forward to seeing your Fred Astaire creation. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿค—

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  20. I love that the isolation of each image forces me to consider all the details. Gossamer Petals is sublime.

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  21. Lovely study, Jane. They’re beautiful!

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  22. I love tulips and am always sad when the start to droop and are past their best. Your photography has given them such beauty, Jane. Maybe I should hire you to do my birthday photos . ๐Ÿ˜…

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  23. Beautifully implemented theme๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  24. These are wonderful! The texture of the petals and the expressiveness of the flowers look like hands.

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  25. Great work, my compliments !

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  26. hi jane, wow what a fantastic post, i especially like the two b&w images.
    many greetings robert

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  27. What a great series. I love the way tulips decay so gracefully and your excellent photographs highlight their beauty.

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    • Thank you, Jude. The fragile nature of tulips in their final hours works well with the backlighting. I have to move them very carefully which adds to the slow pace of honoring and studying them. Pleased you like them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. Very cool Jane, how did you light them?

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  29. Wow!!! These are amazing pictures!

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  30. Beautiful and bright. Love the way you exposed their fragility. I live in the land of tulips by the way โ˜บ๏ธ

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  31. So many beautiful photos as always, Jane! The words at the top remind me of Tiny Tim from years ago. Tiptoe through the tulips!

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  32. Beautiful Series of images! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  33. Wow, this is a beautiful series of photos. The high key look is perfect and the yellow really stands out against the white. I hope you plan to print and frame some? They would look stunning on any wall! And even though the colour is gorgeous, the B&W shots work so well too – in fact, I think ‘Gossamer Petals’ is my favourite shot of all of them!

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    • Thanks, Sarah. I’ve had fun working on these with different colors and flowers. Happy you think they’d look great in a series on a wall- I may do that! And I agree with you, I really like the monochrome versions- they look like pencil drawings to me. Appreciate your thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. I can picture this series framed .. hanging in a room brightening it up!

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  35. Wonderful Jane! I never seen tulips depicted like this. They are like dancers, slowly dissapearing into the brightness.

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  36. The photographs you’ve usually shown are outdoors, so the white backgrounds in this set have me wondering whether you made these portraits indoors. Yellow and white are such a cheerful combination.

    Your mention of Al Dubin as the lyricist for “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” sent me looking for more information about him (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Dubin). I didn’t know he wrote the words for four of the songs in the famous movie “42nd Street” and that his “Lullaby of Broadway” won the 1936 Academy Award for best original song. Despite his songwriting accomplishments, his life seems to have been somewhat unhappy.

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    • Thanks, Steve. Yes, this project is indoors against a backlit window shade. Trying different flowers and colors. Glad you like the yellow. I looked up Al Durbin as well, since I knew that Tiny Tim, who made the song famous, didn’t write it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciate your research- had never heard of him and he was quite accomplished.

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  37. Janeโ€ฆโ€ฆI LOVE, LOVE these photos. Suzie

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  38. What striking images, Jane. Thanks.

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  39. Itโ€™s impossible to not get awed by your photos! Youโ€™re a one of a kind photographer.

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  40. Dying tulips, never seen them so well portrayed.

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  41. Very beautiful and wonderful pictures, Jane – especially Cheerleader. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. Aaah, my kind of thing! The dancing tulips I love, have taken similar images myself, and the high key are great!

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  43. Not our first vision when we think of tulips but these are lovely, Jane. Sometimes fading beauty is the best and these are all great examples. Nicely done.

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  44. Wow! That is a visual feast! How in the world did you achieve that look?

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    • Thank you so much, Amanda. I have a very simple setup. I place the flowers in front of my window shade with the bright sun backlighting the flowers. I’m using a 90mm lens (135mm on the Fuji) set on a tripod. You may have seen the other two posts I did in this format over the past few months. Having fun with this project as I work my way through different colors and flowers – tulips have become a favorite for this.

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  45. Somewhere, Miss Vickie is smiling.

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  46. Very clever photography Jane. The images remind me of the watercolours you get in old books of flora & fauna.

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  47. Very nice compositions. ๐Ÿ’œ

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  48. Perfect clicks without any doubt โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ

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  49. Truly stunning and original Jane.

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  50. Jane, your high key images are just magnificent I do know the pleasure of high key photography very well, especially for flowers like yours and do love fading flowers, they have a certain mood to express.

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    • Hi Cornelia, Yes, your high key images are lovely. Pleased you enjoyed these. I’m working through different colors in this format and it’s interesting to see how they vary. Thanks very much – like you, I love flowers that are past their prime. ๐Ÿ’™

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  51. My favorite flowerโ€ฆ.and thatโ€™s why we made the trip to the Netherlandsโ€ฆI had to see The Keukenhof Gardensโ€ฆ.covers 79 acres of TULIPS!! 7 MILLION tulip bulbs planted by hand every year!! (Along with some other flowers) The colors are so vibrant! Artistically landscapedโ€ฆTulips for as far as the eye can seeโ€ฆ.the different shapes and sizesโ€ฆyouโ€™ve never seen most of those over hereโ€ฆoverwhelms the sensesโ€ฆjust stunning! For me: like a kid in Disney World! Happy Place!! And your photos brought me right back there! And you brought them to lifeโ€ฆgave them personalitiesโ€ฆ.reminded me of dancers/ballerinasโ€ฆso gracefulโ€ฆ.loved your photos!

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    • Thank you, Barbie. I’ve only seen what you’re describing in photos. What a spectacular sight to see in person! Happy these bring back good memories- despite their impending demise. Tulips are beautiful from start to finish! ๐Ÿ˜

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  52. Thank you for showing us the beauty in flowers everyone else would have composted. The b&w pics are especially stunning.

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