|Swan Island Dahlia Festival 2013|
As with any photography I prefer when the lighting is soft or the day is cloudy. Today we visited Swan Island Dahlia Festival 2013, the day was cloudless and the sun is shinning, the result is too high of a contrast, but we managed to take a few pictures. There are about 350 to 400 varieties of Dahlias; it is just simply amazing. Probably this would be the last flower festival before fall comes and winter shroud Portland, so enjoy it. We also visited the same place three years ago, so you can compare the lighting.
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