Black and white portrait of heavy, almost finished tulip blooms
-- Published online by National Geographic Magazine in June 2014 --
A black and white photo of spring tulips inspired by Ansel Adams's style of photography, this flower bed of large tulips speaks of a life almost over. The aging blooms are sagging under their own weight and the additional weight of an April shower has given them an even more dramatic quality as the angles they pose at are becoming chaotic and untidy. The petals sag open and the flowers no longer respect the symmetry of the neat planting they were once.
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