It has been a while since I did a Weekend Wanderings post and since I went to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens last weekend it seemed like a good move to show some photos today.
Since I didn’t do a Floral Friday post yesterday, I thought you guys might like to see a Weekend Wanderings post from my visit especially since it is flowers as well.
If you have been following me for the last couple of years or saw the post the other day, you would be aware that I go every year. It is unfortunate that it is only open in the middle of summer and you can’t really take photos early morning before the sun gets high in the sky. It always seems to be sunny when I go.
I’m not a big fan of sunny days. I really don’t like it when you get harsh shadows. So most of today’s photos were taken inside special structures that diffused the light. They were really hot in them, very humid, but produced the best photos. Well, for me they did.
Visiting Blue Lotus Water Gardens
The gardens are located just out of Yarra Junction and on the way to Warburton here in Victoria.
They’re only open for a few months each year and this year they will be closed after the 13th of April.
It costs $20 to enter for an adult, but you can get more information from their website, Blue Lotus Water Gardens.
The best advice I can give you, if you want to go, is to get there early. They open from 10 am and get busy very quickly. A lot of people go to see the gardens, especially on the weekends. We always try to get there around 10 am for opening.
Here are some of my photos from the trip. I did take my macro lens, but I didn’t use it at all. Instead the 70-300mm was on the lens the whole time. There aren’t many places you can get close to the flowers, so the telephoto lens was a better option for here.