A couple of the meanings of the tulip are beautiful eyes and perfect lover. I chose these two representations of the tulip for Mother’s Day and wrote the above poem to accompany the image of the tulip. Being a mother is the most challenging yet the most rewarding role a woman can ever have. I hope my words and image honor all mothers, near and far.
Tulip I is the first image in my 2015 tulip series. I used natural light to photograph several tulips that were decaying. Tulip I is a day-dream. I used back lighting, ambient light, and a shallow depth of field to achieve the swirly, dreamy effect.
In post processing I did a simple curves adjustment, just to give a little color pop.