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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Is it real or is it Photoshop?

Dear Kitties, referring to my previous post of me in the Adelaide Bicentennial Conservatory, one of you just asked me the question: Is it real or is it Photoshop?
The picture of the rainforest in the Conservatory was taken on Thursday 12 January by Lynettea, my human charge. She sat on the seat nearby for a long time, just experiencing the peace and beauty. She saw the little mists form at the top of the glass building and spray clouds everywhere, making little drops on the ground and the leaves in some places. Her seat was under some sheltering vegetation, so she didn't get sprinkled.
When she made my picture for me, she put a filter on the image in Photoshop to sharpen up the detail then put my picture into the rainforest picture and put the same filter on it to blend the two together. Then she made the little heart and the text in Photoshop on other layers and saved it all for the Internet.
ABOUT THE CONSERVATORY
One of South Australia's most visited attractions, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to the internationally acclaimed Bicentennial Conservatory, the largest single span glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. Designed by South Australian architect, Guy Maron its glistening and distinctive shape is a landmark for visitors to Adelaide. Built to celebrate Australia's Bicentenary in 1988. Bicentennial Conservatory
(Best of all, you can get in for free to both the Botanic Gardens and the Bicentennial Conservatory and the other conservatories. Lynette has pictures of the others too. One houses the Giant Waterlily from the Amazon and the other is a very distinguished and old glasshouse which now has plants from Madagascar).

Here are some more photos she took on the day in the Conservatory and the last one is of the waterlily pond.
Amazing roots

Misting

Tree ferns - the pond can be seen through the leaves

Waterlily Pond

4 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Well, we could really imagine you were there, Sasha! :)

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

The Conservatory looks amazing!

Angel Keisha said...

That is very pretty.

Angel Keisha said...

It must be so much fun to sniff things!