Taken at the Japanese Gardens in Portland, this tree is a favorite of photographers. It's a Japanese Maple tree and though it looks rather big in photographs it is only about 5 or 6 feet tall. The best way to photograph it is by lying on the ground or, as I did in this case, use a wide angle lens and put the camera on the ground.
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adidas5nb (4624) 2014-07-16 22:49
wow. i love this shot for the light and the colors and the surreal mood it creates.the tree is really beautiful.
jemaflor (82098) 2014-07-16 22:51
Great shot, impressive and beautiful result with all these branches, lovely light capture and soft colors, bravo !
Wanda1 (14978) 2014-07-16 23:05
A beautiful specimen here, love the colours and the moss growing all over it, it must have seen many years of life already. I like your way of photographing it from a low and wide angle, and it fills the entire frame of the composition with its twisted branches and colourful leaves, which is great.
CLODO (29706) 2014-07-17 1:04
Amazing maze with soft hues well backlighted filling the whole frame!
Royaldevon (27453) 2014-07-17 1:25
I'm pleased that this is in a Japanese Garden for it reminds me so much of Japanese art, like the patterns on their silk fabrics.
The backlighting is wonderful, illuminating the colours.
I have visions of lots of people, all prostrate, trying to get the best possible angle on the tree! Now, that would make quite a different, but very interesting, shot.
Have a lovely day,
federico (2175) 2014-07-17 2:44
hi Gregory, very nice silhouette and wonderfull colours in the sunshine, interesting subject too
kabel (1613) 2014-07-17 7:12
Hello, good pov for this very famous tree. I have seen other images of it with different colors in the sky. Good detail in the moss and the in the shadows.
berek (35318) 2014-07-17 8:36
you've got a spectacular display by the famous tree. congratulations.
rasterman (311) 2014-07-18 2:23
Diving for your gallery I see you have a complete collection of photos of many types, landscapes, nature, animals, insects, plants, trees, ... and most of them are really interesting. I like this photo for its colors and textures. In general I think you have a very good management of colors and postprocessing. A very interesting gallery to learn.
kasianowak (5440) 2014-07-18 2:51
I love the intricate and mesmerising pattern created by the branches! Lovely colours, light and contrast.
Have a nice weekend
npecanhuk (62452) 2014-08-31 14:43
Wonderful tree and picture!
I just love it!
Sharpness, exposure, (magnificent) colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4786)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon 17-40mm F4 L USM, Compact Flash 8 GB
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 20:37