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Gardens by the Bay – Going Floral

While all the photographs in my previous post focused on the structure of the Cloud Forest dome, this time I’m going to focus on the flowers that grow in the garden inside the two domes.

I visited the Gardens by the Bay during the day. The lighting inside the dome was just beautiful, it made taking photos of the flowers such a joy, especially when we were inside the Flower Dome. It was really pleasant inside the Flower Dome, like in the Cloud Forest. The difference was while it was cool and misty and slightly wet inside the Cloud Forest, it was cool and dry inside the Flower Dome. It’s the perfect place to literally stop and smell the flowers, as they were everywhere around you in many shapes and colours.

at the flower dome


Here are some flowers inside the Cloud Forest.

Cloud Forest

And these are of flowers and/plants that I thought very odd-looking and quite peculiar, though special and very beautiful.

Take a peak here to find out what’s going on right now at the Gardens. The flower field display looks stunning indeed!

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  • Jojor27/11/2013 - 10:06 am

    Wow! Beautiful pictures! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Gracie27/11/2013 - 10:58 am

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]27/11/2013 - 3:55 pm

      The flowers are already beautiful, I was lucky to be there to capture it! Thank you Gracie xReplyCancel

  • Kevin & Joan Vivian27/11/2013 - 11:32 am

    Love your flower pics.ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]27/11/2013 - 3:56 pm

      The flowers are already so photogenic, makes my job so much easier 😉
      Thank you Joan! xReplyCancel

  • Hero27/11/2013 - 8:54 pm

    I love every shot of the flowers!ReplyCancel

Day 280 #Project365


280-365 wet leaves 1

Today was a very wet Saturday in Canberra. The rain started from early morning all through the day and I suspected a soft drizzle even now as I was writing this post after the kids have gone to bed.

Droplets were everywhere. The greens were greener. Most colours saved white have gone darker. Richer. All the plants got drenched. Some droplets on the leaves looked like sparkling gems, very pretty.

These images were my capture of the wet world around my house today.

280-365 wet leaves 2


280-365 wet flowers



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Day 181 #Project365

181-365 flower.jpg

In winter, things look and feel better when the sun is shinning. For a moment today we were blessed to see blue sky and a nice warm sunshine. It certainly did lit up my day, after such drab grey winter colors we were having since the beginning of the week. More people were out and about walking their dogs and got all friendlier and chattier with each other, myself included. There’s a bit of sun seeker in all of us, I suppose. Even this flower from the side road’s weeds look a lot prettier basking in the weak warmth of the sun.

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Day 152 #Project365

152-365 cauliflower

Is it a vegetable? Is it a flower? Are those leaves or are those petals? Again, I picked up flowers that I was unknown to me. I asked the staff there, and she didn’t know either. Though we both agreed these flowers looked like cabbage. Anyone knows the name of this flower feel free to write it down in the comment section. Enlighten me.

One thing for sure, though, this flower has a very peculiar look. Look at the details. I love how the tip of each petal looks like it is peppered with tiny green dots. The petals are so big and wide it looks like bunch of leaves. And they are green! Surely they are not flowers. But they are sold in flower section! Curiouser and curiouser. These ‘flowers’ are beautiful but not in a conventional way, but they sure make my living room looks ‘healthy’.

About the photo:
This shot was not properly planned. No previsualisation due to lack of time. I should’ve not placed the flower and vase on the white table, it made a horrible dull of nothingness as the background. Unfortunately there was no time anymore to do a re-shoot, so I tried to salvage this by using some texture. It helped. A bit. It’s a lesson learned for next time. Planning, however simple, is essential, and I have to be sure that I know what image I want to create in my head before the actual shoot.  Oh well, so this amateur photographer’s learning continues on.

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