The Best from Floriade 2009
Floriade (meaning to design with flowers) is held in Canberra every Spring for about a month and features more than 1 million blooms that take up about 9,000 square metres in Commonwealth Park along Lake Burley Griffin. Over 400,000 people visited Floriade in 2008 and it is sure to be surpassed in 2009 as it remains a free event.
Whilst I am not a huge flower fan and in no way am I good a photographing flowers I normally head out to see what is on offer at least once during the month. Late last week I ventured down the road in my lunch break to see what I could come up with and these 6 images are the best I could do in the 45 minutes I had before I returning to work.
For me if you have never been to Floriade it is one of those things that if you happened to be in Canberra during that period, then sure get along and see it, it is definitely worth seeing once. Would I travel from inter state to see it? No, but then again I am not that into flowers (however I am sure my mum loves it). If your into photographing flowers then this is your ticket, just be sure to be there as soon as the gates open in the morning to get a parking spot, catch the good light and before every man and his dog gets there with their camera.
All comments welcome!