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After the unimpressive sunrise on the first day of the tulip farm, Brian Bonham and I went out the next morning, hoping for some beautiful color in the sky. Again, we were underwhelmed by the overcast and gray skies, so I took matters into my own hands using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 7.

I used a completely different sky for this image, and set things up to make it look as if it is a never-ending field of tulips going off into the sunset. When, in fact, it was a blah white sky and some out-of-focus trees and building stuff that was just, well, boring.

Here’s the before-and-after images so you can see the difference:

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:59+00:00 April 13th, 2013|54 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, 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.

54 Comments

  1. Jassim Alyazidi April 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Amazing (Y)

  2. Richard Foreman April 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Very pretty Nicole

  3. Swaroop Subbanna April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Cool result!

  4. Swaroop Subbanna April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Cool result!

  5. Anita Frump April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Ha Ha, It's amazing how much photoshop can change the look of the photo. I am working on some of photos from our trip.. We'll see. Just found another place good for visit. Thanks for sharing. I wish I bought some bulbs for the season. So I see u are on pretty side of Oregon. I heard one side is more greener, prettier than the other side.

  6. Anita Frump April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Ha Ha, It's amazing how much photoshop can change the look of the photo. I am working on some of photos from our trip.. We'll see. Just found another place good for visit. Thanks for sharing. I wish I bought some bulbs for the season. So I see u are on pretty side of Oregon. I heard one side is more greener, prettier than the other side.

  7. dave April 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Thats alot of bulbs !!!!

  8. Samy Paris April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Photoshop?? I préfère photos naturally ont touched it shows the real talent of a photographer!
    My point of view I might be mistaken…!!

  9. Samy Paris April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Photoshop?? I préfère photos naturally ont touched it shows the real talent of a photographer!
    My point of view I might be mistaken…!!

  10. Rick Takagi April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Oh man, this came out so great!

  11. Rick Takagi April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Oh man, this came out so great!

  12. Shelly Gunderson April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Lovely!

  13. Shelly Gunderson April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Lovely!

  14. isidro salazar galvez April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Nice..

  15. isidro salazar galvez April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Nice..

  16. somporn sinprom April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    very beautiful…

  17. somporn sinprom April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    very beautiful…

  18. Matthias Eriksson April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Very nice colors=)

  19. Matthias Eriksson April 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Very nice colors=)

  20. Hanyang Zhang April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    rose or 郁金香?

  21. Jason Teale April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    You are inspiring me to photograph the uninspired tulip show here in my city.

  22. Watie Andy April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Wow nice ^_^

  23. stcyr tania April 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    wow nice i like it

  24. Scott Smorra April 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Nice shallow DOF.  I like the mix of colors here.

  25. Kevin Brown April 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful image! I was there today and there was great light at times, but it was so windy.

  26. Michael John Somodlayon April 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I like the combination of the colors here… :)

  27. hossein bagheri April 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    It's heaven

  28. weaw goodness April 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    สวยมากค่ะ

  29. Lin Sai April 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    long garden flowers,

  30. Rahul Prasad April 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    omg. beauty.

  31. Michael McGimpsey April 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Very nice. Love the colours

  32. chiranjit biswakarma April 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      lovely place

  33. Denise Bruton April 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    This is so cool.and beautiful.

  34. Tracy Hang Tran April 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!:)

  35. Adan Celaya April 14, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    WOW!! Nice Pic, Thankyou

  36. Mulonga Chiyasa April 14, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    super!!!!!!!

  37. muhammad wasirotul mustofa April 14, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    amazing

  38. Nilesh Attry April 14, 2013 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Nice photograph

  39. sofiane zazo April 14, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    belle photo

  40. 李建辉 April 14, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I feel that the sky is good,too!

  41. Prabha Rathore April 14, 2013 at 7:30 am - Reply

    superb

  42. Shawn Miles April 14, 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I couldn't figure out why the consistent grey sky was so brilliant until I read up on your process. It's really lovely picture.

  43. Debs C April 14, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Wow… Such a great picture xxx

  44. Keiki Kipapa April 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    beautiful

  45. Kyaw Thi Ha April 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    very nice

  46. ملكة الويب April 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    very nice

  47. girija shanker April 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Nice looking

  48. Deivis Sanchez April 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    De pinga…!!!

  49. Patrick Demory April 16, 2013 at 1:29 am - Reply

    beautiful colors, excellent photo

  50. sshiyasibrahim ibrahim April 16, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    wo……….beautiful pic""""""""""""""""""""""

  51. Youssef Sahsah April 16, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    nice pic

  52. Ahmed Essa April 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    nice

  53. IBRAHEEM LONGS April 21, 2013 at 11:29 am - Reply

    SUBHANALLAH!!

  54. thủy tiên nguyễn thị May 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    i think they're very beautiful, howerver, it seems to me that they're not real because of many edits

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