Flying over tulip fields

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.

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Where do you draw colour inspiration from? What other natural wonders do we often overlook? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Jack Clarion

    beautiful…