Here are some faces of performers from this year’s Floriade in Canberra.
Day & Night photos.
Basking in the sun, on the first week of beautiful Spring in Canberra. My BFFs, one human and one hairy four-legged one, have definitely bonded.
Canberra has enjoyed a superb spring to date. It was straight up warmer weather, clear sky, and plenty of sun from the moment the sun was rising on the 1st of September. Everywhere you looked you could see that everything seemed so much brighter, and you, the non-hay fever sufferers you, could happily inhale that fresh spring smell in the air. Some said it was a fake spring, because the weather was really too good to be true. It was as if someone switched off the winter button, and on came the warmth and all the beautiful colors.
These images were taken only last week at the National Arboretum. I have never driven around the area, and I thought I could probably capture some interesting colours of the trees with my new lens by going closer. No luck with colourful leaves, but I was amazed with the view. Depending on where you stand, some spots allow you to see really really far away. Especially in a clear day like that day, I think the view was just amazing. The whole spread of land was in front of me. There was a line of trees following the curvy landscape of the hill, then you could see the scattered dots of faraway trees as far as your eyes could see. The colours then changed into the shades of blue of the mountain range and the beautiful sky.
Today, what some of us have predicted came true. The cold wind was here again, and I heard the temperature is going to drop again in the weekend. I guess we have to wait until October to really enjoy the warmer days of spring in Canberra. In any case, it was an enjoyable two weeks of fake spring. I can’t wait for the real one to kick in.
Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO200 | f/4.5 | 1/250 |
Day number 333 of 2012 was definitely one of the hottest day in Canberra to date. It’s scary to think it can go hotter, way hotter. The past two summers were ‘fake’, as in not hot at all (cold even), and very very wet, so it came as a shock to the system a bit to experience this kind of heat today.
I could go as far as the front yard to find something to shoot. It was still really warm around 7PM I didn’t stay out for long. I ran into the comfort of my cool home soon after got a couple of shots.
It’s a take-photos-from-archive kinda post today, I’m afraid. One child of mine was not feeling too well, it’s very challenging to get more than 3 metres radius away from her, let alone be inspired to take one awesome shot.
These pictures were taken a month ago in Melbourne while I was enjoying my Me time there. Now summer is only days away in this part of the world, and I’m looking forward to see more beach scenery like these!
Nikon D90 | AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED | ISO400 | f/7.1 | 1/1250 |
Nikon D90 | AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED | ISO400 | f/11 | 1/800 |