For as hard as I tried to capture the beauty of fields full of tulips, by far the funniest and most comprehensive shot I took of the annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, was this one. It was frustratingly difficult to capture a clean photograph of the colorful fields, except from one or maybe two select angles. I found myself cursing the obnoxious intrusion of all the cluttered accessories to human entertainment – there was something blocking my sight lines and marring my view, almost everywhere I looked. As we were leaving, the perfect opportunity presented itself with such force, it made me giggle… Yup, you got it – this picture pretty much sums it up!
Other than close-ups of tulips, I have several photos framed by this same distant clump of trees – as do probably everyone else who tried to capture the spring tulip glory. It was one of very few – if not the only – uncluttered vista of the festival. Still, the laugh I got out of the first photo more than compensated me for my parking fee! 🙂