Sometimes we become so preoccupied with what can be animated, Photoshopped, and otherwise digitally produced that we lose sight of the fact that often the most awe-inspiring beauty is right in front of us. Or, in this case, right below us.
French photographer Normann Szkop has captured the majesty of the Netherland’s beloved tulip fields in a series he calls Flying Over the Tulips Fields. Thanks to pilot Claython Pender, Szkop was able to click away as they hopped in a Cessna and flew over fields in Anna Paulowna — a town in the province of North Holland. Encountering row after row of the most vibrant reds, magentas, purples, yellows, and oranges, the photographer’s lens became a canvas for what, from a distance, resembles vibrant patterned paintings.
The Dutch tulip fields are a full-fledged tourist attraction each spring, and these colorful blooms are highly sought-after exports to more than 100 countries. The images of these incomparable flowers remind us that a little change in perspective — and a closer look at nature — can be just as magical as a digital creation; and at times, perhaps even more so.
Where do you draw colour inspiration from? What other natural wonders do we often overlook? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.