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tulips in black and white, Roozengaarde, Washington
June 7, 2014

Sulking Tulips

Your Shot contributor Cheryl Bezuidenhout captures this photo at RoozenGaarde in Washington State. "It was the last weekend of the Skagit County Tulip Festival, which [the gardens] hold every April," she writes.

"It was a rainy morning when my family and I arrived, but the rain held off as we made our way around the gardens. These tulips were unusual in that all the others in the garden were upright, perfectly formed, and vividly colorful, while these seemed to be sulky and past their best, drooping and heavy from the rain. The original photo is of pink tulips, but I converted it to black and white. I felt the lighting and moodiness of the flowers to be the most important message of the image."

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Photograph by Cheryl Bezuidenhout, National Geographic Your Shot

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