I went as it's an interesting collection of flowers, but in this short series I don't know the name of the flowers which I will feature but allow me to enjoy them at the end of FALL in my hometown of Hamilton, ON (Canada.)
As you can tell the following was captured at the MUM FESTVAL which is
-- Chrysanthemums traditionally take stage in the autumn as the sumptuous palette of the season revolves around orange, brown, green, yellow and red, with a hint of pink and purple. People want to snuggle up indoors as daylight fades and Chrysanthemums are just perfect for those warm cozy moments. Chrysanthemums bring swaths of colour to the end of summer.
-- The Mum Show, as most people refer to the show, started in 1920 and has seen many changes over the years. A new theme each year has taken us through dramatic scenes of flowers, colours and displays.
-- The displays are a combination of cascading varieties in baskets, pillars and pyramids. Equally impressive are the single stem Exhibition types, some with individual bloom diameters of over eight inches across. Combined with the bush varieties, the greenhouse is full of the colours of fall.
-- The Chrysanthemum Show is an amazing floral display created by some of Hamilton's finest horticulture staff. The display is a breathtaking feature of over 200 varieties of Chrysanthemums, and more than 75,000 blooms.
-- In 2011 the Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show took place in the newly built greenhouse facility. Over 20,000 square feet of display space houses the show. The new greenhouse facility allowed for the creation of a new design and layout. A new children's area, live demonstration area and an expanded vendor area was created. In addition to the many new features, the greenhouse facility allows for an expanded display area with larger isles and multiple areas to rest and enjoy the beauty of the many displays
To assist in the LIGHTING I used the BOWER RING LIGHT 48 which I received as a Christmas Gift last year.
The post processing techniques fixed the COLOUR BALANCE in Camera-in-the-RAW and then opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 where I resized to 600 px x ? and then applied the UNSHARP MASK till I liked the results and lastly saved as JPEG.
|Camera:||Pentax *ist DL2 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!|
|Lens:||smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||1 Nov 2013 - 12:43 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Creative (Slow speed)|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|