Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dahlia Festival

Just as Fall starts to infringe upon Summer, The Dahlias burst forth with one last splash of warmth. Of course there's a festival for them; what flower doesn't have a fete dedicated to it in this state? It was a bright sunny day, with a strong breeze- not perfect for photographing flowers, but otherwise absolutely wonderful.

100mm, f/10 1/125, 250 ISO [Day 155/366]

"Dot Com"

100mm, f/5.6, 1/200, 800 ISO [Day 155/366]

100mm, f/6.3, 1/250, 160 ISO [Day 155/366]

"Miss Molly"

100mm, f/4.5, 1/400, 100 ISO [Day 155/366]

100mm, f/4.5, 1/200, 100 ISO [Day 155/366]


100mm, f/8.0, 1/200, 400 ISO [Day 155/366]

Ok, so I didn't pay attention to all of the names; I had no idea there were so many varieties of dahlias.

100mm, f/5.0, 1/1000, 250 ISO [Day 155/366]

100mm, f/5.0, 1/800, 250 ISO [Day 155/366]

Mt Hood is barely visible in this shot; there was lots of forest-fire haze in the air towards the mountain, and coming into the city.

100mm, f/22, 1/100, 640 ISO [Day 155/366]

A flower fairy

100mm, f/4.5, 1/160, 320 ISO [Day 155/366]

"Mardi Gras"

100mm, f/5.0, 1/320, 160 ISO [Day 155/366]

100mm, f/3.2, 1/250, 100 ISO [Day 155/366]

100mm, f/3.2, 1/320, 100 ISO [Day 155/366]


  1. blown away. can't even begin to pick a favorite.

  2. Beautiful!! I love the second one!

  3. Pink and yellow, pink with tan background... are two of my favorite images of yours so far. Red, yellow with green background is really nice too... that reflector might have filled in the harsh shadows a bit... to make it even better. Keep them coming!