Oregon Tulip Farm

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For the past two days I’ve been getting up early to make my way out to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon to photograph the tulip fields at sunrise with my friend Brian Bonham. The flowers are in full bloom and absolutely amazing! The only thing that wasn’t amazing was the unimpressive sunrise … on both mornings. On the first day the weather was cold and windy, and the sunrise went from dark to grey (thankfully we had still winds on day two).

But I know what you’re thinking … there’s a gorgeous sky in the photo! Well that, my friends, was made possible with the power of Adobe Photoshop (and a sunset sky I photographed in Australia.) :) I took the tulip fields and added a more interesting sky to show what I wished we could have seen.

Here’s are the “before and after” photos so you can see what the original image looked like before adding in the new sky:

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By | 2016-12-18T17:00:59+00:00 April 11th, 2013|177 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

177 Comments

  1. Jason Odell April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wooden shoe is one of my favorite stops in Oregon! Love the flowers.

  2. Gary Jimenez April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful colors +Nicole S. Young

  3. Rowan Blaine April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This photo is beautiful, I love the colors!!

  4. Juan Salazar April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Estan todas muy lindas

  5. Chris Bagley April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    What a great blend! Definitely adds to an already beautiful shot.

  6. Terry I April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Colour. !!! Fields of roses.

  7. Matthew Shuey April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very nice work

  8. 王金宋 April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    pretty

  9. Mike Dooley April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful shot, I love the colors in the flowers!

  10. Shyam Narula April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful Flowers & Beautiful choice.

  11. Rao Yenigalla April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    eye festival

  12. Rob Hallifax April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Forget the sky, it's all about the tulips for me! :)

  13. Sokha Yet April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    expect to see such a nice tulips farm in one day :)

  14. Pam S. April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow! I love it!

  15. Joe Dolister April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful photo +Nicole S. Young — we missed this by just a bit. Maybe next year! But, we have it through your eyes! Thank You!

  16. Dave Allen April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Stunning !

  17. Johnny Sewell April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful colors +Nicole S. Young.  They had a lot of tulips in Victoria last year but none with a John Deere!

  18. Lacatis Claudia-Rita April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    ceva de vis

  19. Shariqe Khan April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice

  20. ORLANDO TORRES April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice!

  21. Adrián Butcher April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very nice! What i like about you is your honesty. Letting us know that is an Australian sky over Oregon planes, two in one.
    I think they go together very well. Photography is an art and its how you (the shooter) see it.

  22. gayathri janapati April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wow beautiful

  23. Michelle Scherrer April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Simply beautiful!

  24. Rebecca Harden-Heick April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Extraordinary image +Nicole S. Young :)

  25. Vanessa Quinones April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Soooo…beautiful

  26. Chris Paulk April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  27. Nathan Reed April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Love the old John Deere model "D"

  28. Griselda Rubio April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So amazinly georgouse, georgouse

  29. ajay sawant April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow so beautiful. Like it

  30. Jason Liu April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Unforgetable color! It reminds me of Monet's Puppies.

  31. Roger Bradley Images April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    What a splash of colour, wonderful!

  32. Jin h April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    꽃밭 이뻐요… 튜립맞나?^^

  33. saeeda shaikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beuty of nature

  34. Rose Gonzalez April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  35. Emoree Hyman April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So nice

  36. Rubi Christie Aquino April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Lovely

  37. saeeda shaikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Thankss friends

  38. 李建辉 April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice!The line between the sky and the earth!

  39. 李建辉 April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    But also the flowers!

  40. andri lajubna April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    ITS VERY BEAUTIFUL MISS , DON'T FORGET EVERYTHING IS CREATED BY GOD. WE MUST KEEP IT AND NOT DESTROY IT

  41. Sashia Whitmire April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    very pretty,

  42. Michael Ricard April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Loving the colors

  43. saman altaf April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so  nice

  44. Lubomír Krliš April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow, old Buldog.. is Muscle. :-)

  45. renato bonetti April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    all the territory of italy is like this, are you on the job?

  46. bnarasimhulu narasimha April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    buatyfull location

  47. vaichu achu April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    very beautiful………..

  48. jaynti kaushik April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice

  49. shawn finley April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    astonishing

  50. Muzammil sheikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hiii jayanti hw r u

  51. Gordon Shorten April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    The picture of the old John Deer tractor is worth it all by itself, kinda miss my farming roots.

  52. M Iqbal Zafar April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    i want to drive here

  53. mahmut yılmaz April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Burası cennet olmalı,çok güzel..

  54. Zahoor Elahi April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautifull

  55. Cu Lu April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow such a beautiful pic taken !

  56. zia malik April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Most beautiful picture

  57. Muzammil sheikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hii zia hw r u

  58. sandeep bhullar April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    amazing

  59. .Molly Tan April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very nice pic

  60. akhila roy April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Satbir singh sardar April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so beautiful
    amazing

  62. babychuchu pagaz April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so nice.. luv it

  63. Elizabeth Ibay April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I love the colors.Tulips

  64. Lis Sugianti April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    awesomw. wish i could be here and took some shots someday

  65. Noor Jannah April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nicee (Y)

  66. Khurshed Alam Alam April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very beautiful.

  67. Jarnail Dhami April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice

  68. Rocelyn M Castro April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautiful…

  69. waris ansari April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very nice

  70. Manika Saha April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Very nice

  71. Sahil Rathour April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beaytiful…

  72. Aamir khalil April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    We are just like these flowers…having same specie but different colour.

  73. Fenny Sobari April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Waaauuw..amazing.

  74. Joshua Smith April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Great job +Nicole S. Young might ask if you can create a background pic for me.

  75. Ajeng Hartika Insani April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wow….amazing….

  76. amine lamri April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    amazing

  77. Zahida Ansari April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice

  78. setata darharl April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow it's really amazing view,   ,,,,,I wish get to see for real

  79. joshy joseph April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    supper

  80. maria paul April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    NICE PICK

  81. Anita Liliana April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Tulip field and beautiful sky…wish i could b there…

  82. Francisco Vences April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow amazingly beautiful

  83. Ron Hozeman April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I like the feeling this picture gives me…

  84. wajahat ullah April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    waooooooooo a beautifull .

  85. Computer Stories April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful contrasts :-)

  86. Monika Savita April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wao……………. Jannat Yaha

  87. Muzammil sheikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hii monika hw r u

  88. Ishaq Dauda April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    whao! what a nice flower

  89. Jahnabee Adhikari April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    omg…THT srsly IS cool!!!! SRSLY!

  90. Muzammil sheikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hii jahnabee

  91. Bethlehem Zabate April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice……

  92. Hananya Naftali April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Cool

  93. Muzammil sheikh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hii bethelem

  94. Deependra Singh April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    hiiiii

  95. Khozema Kesariya April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice to

  96. matovu baker April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    +Jason Odell
    hi ladies and guyz big up to u all.

  97. Butt Habib April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  98. deziree lesso April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    lol

  99. Nawsheen Vurden April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wow

  100. Bob Martin April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful

  101. Anca Marcantonio April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Unbelievable

  102. usman tariq April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wowww so colourful

  103. Mhinez Rebra April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice… love it.

  104. 李波周 April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful…

  105. vi jay April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    sooooo cute…………………………

  106. Amanda Webster April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Awesome pic

  107. Nishant Kumar April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    heaven o,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  108. oladipupo olayinka April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Waooo, this is lovely.

  109. Shyrita English April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    that is pretty

  110. Zainab Qutbiddin Kakajiwala April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beauty

  111. anna inkono April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  112. tm kirimac April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    sea of colours……beautiful!

  113. Anis Musbikah April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    wonderfull!

  114. Rishina Tyagi April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Its soooo beautiful!!!!

  115. Ricardo Samuda Sinclair April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice!

  116. Dennis Kim April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Photography 4000 level

  117. Preet Insan April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so beautiful..rly

  118. Alina maan April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautiful

  119. Pansy Stanley April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautiful..

  120. jose angel fdez riestra April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Realmente precioso… El trabajo del hombre y la naturaleza en armonía.

  121. Melissa Portales April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice job!

  122. Judith Bluhm April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful.I love tulips.

  123. Purnachandra Reddy April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    looking good

  124. Hydeerose Sadama April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So beautiful! Awesome view!

  125. Paul Wang April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So beautiful.

  126. enes james April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nice.

  127. Phuong Nguyen April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautiful

  128. Tulika Topkhanewale April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    very beautiful

  129. Joyce Ritchie April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Lovely picture!

  130. rosawita müller April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    pretty picture!

  131. Zainab Wazir April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I wish,Iam among the beautiful and colourful tulips,It is beautiful Nicole.

  132. Tamanna abbas April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    so nice

  133. Sue Bailey April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    It is still pretty even if it has been photoshopped

  134. khomalar rajaenderan April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice place..

  135. Arundhati Bhargav April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    beautiful….

  136. Nikki Sabor April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    :O I wanna go jump in there ^_^

  137. Beata Daniluk April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Like.Like.Like!;)

  138. Steven Gow April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This is in Oregon. Nice!

  139. Vicky EwakuacjaEF April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice! ;)

  140. sofiane zazo April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Nicole tes photos sont superbes merci

  141. narinder maurya April 11, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    nice <3

  142. iman ebrahimi April 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    it's really fantastic

  143. samalaulu naoupu April 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    wishing to be living at a cool place just like this

  144. Jonathan Maybury April 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    There's a lesson for life's little disappointment's to be had right there, you can go into something, with such great hope and expectation, and come away from it with such great disappointment, then you try to convince yourself that you had a good time.

  145. Nilesh Attry April 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Beatuiful

  146. Krystal Barrett April 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Very pretty!

  147. jose ruano April 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    está muy linda la picture, felicitaciones…J.R.

  148. Ana Guerra April 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Love the flowers its so predy

  149. Sahul Hameed April 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic work of art!

  150. 최종오 April 12, 2013 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Good

  151. Barbora Kratochvílová April 12, 2013 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I love photography

  152. Azeez poovar April 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    wow

  153. merle chrishantha April 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Its very nice and peacefull seen and thank u dear friend

  154. Ngoc Hoang April 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    it's very nice.

  155. abdou hemdan April 13, 2013 at 4:29 am - Reply

    very very nice

  156. masood shaikh April 13, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    This is so beautiful and peaceful !

  157. Rankathung Ezung April 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Its beautiful

  158. mizan klimen April 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I like nice

  159. afo edun April 14, 2013 at 4:28 am - Reply

    beautiful

  160. Muzna Zohaib April 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    waoooo

  161. krisna hari Pratama April 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    very beutifully photos

  162. mizan klimen April 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Hello

  163. Qandeel Athar April 17, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    so beautiful

  164. bosco em April 17, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply
  165. Gunvant Shah April 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Very nice

  166. Lulis A Zahroh April 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    it's so wonderful pic
    waow i wanna lay there :D

  167. Mikko Tyllinen April 20, 2013 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Magical!

  168. shaikh salim April 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic

  169. Jeszie C April 21, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    So beautiful!

  170. sandeep bhullar April 25, 2013 at 6:29 am - Reply

    cool……..punjabi style is also best than others…

  171. Tavo Lop May 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    colores impactantes

  172. Talal Sakka May 3, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Now i will suspect every beautiful nature photo is a photografer made up !!

  173. nurul fatehah May 4, 2013 at 7:30 am - Reply

    soo amazing!!:)

  174. anandavishnu k.a May 8, 2013 at 5:28 am - Reply

    very nice photos like it

  175. Phetphouthone Pommaboud May 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    สวยงามมากเลย

  176. YOUSSEF AITIDIR May 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    ALL OF COLORS ARE HERE.THANKS !!!!

  177. Nur Hidayah May 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    perfect!

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