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Wishing Tree



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Winner in Remarkable trees around the world Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Fall 2017 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Trees Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Colorful Leaves Photo Contest
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Warm Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Capturing The Red Color Photo ContestTop 30 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A Lonely Tree Photo ContestTop 10 class
A Lonely Tree Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fields and Forests Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fields and Forests Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fabulous Foliage Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fabulous Foliage Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Light Through The Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Light Through The Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Light Through The Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Beautiful Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beautiful Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Beautiful Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Colorful Leaves Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beautiful Trees Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Colorful Leaves Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Changing Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Changing Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Changing Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 10 class
Off The Ground Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Unreal Realities Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Spring 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Beauty In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class
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Dream Locations Photo ContestTop 10 class
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28 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna March 27, 2014
Beautiful shot
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 27, 2014
simply gorgeous! :)
karenbasra Premium
 
karenbasra April 04, 2014
Love it
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi May 17, 2014
great shot !
stalchik
 
stalchik May 19, 2014
Looks like Peter Lik has been here, maybe even better! Love
vanarp
 
vanarp May 26, 2014
Beautiful......!!!!!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 29, 2014
Very nice!
ChristineBoccia
 
ChristineBoccia January 08, 2015
Really...I am in awe of your work!
CLG_
 
CLG_ February 22, 2015
So gorgeous!!! You can make anything so beautiful!!! :))
kathykuhn100 PRO
 
kathykuhn100 June 29, 2015
The famous Portland Japanese Maple -- great image!
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds August 16, 2015
Jaw Dropping Superb!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 January 04, 2016
Your work is so awe inspiring. I can see why we can find your images in Outdoor photography and other photo magazines. Congratulations on all your winnings.
Browneyedmermaid
 
Browneyedmermaid March 11, 2016
Looking at this photo of yours brings me to fantasy land. Love it
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 11, 2016
Stunning! And congrats on your well deserved award!!!! : )
Coveboy53
 
Coveboy53 March 31, 2016
This tree has the honour of being the most photographer of it's type in the US. I can tell why.
buckygrl
 
buckygrl February 16, 2017
WOW!!!
jbrowder PRO
 
jbrowder September 16, 2017
So pretty
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 30, 2017
What an awesome photo!
ursinamoskwa
 
ursinamoskwa March 19, 2018
Stunning, it’s like a fairy tale story...
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 14, 2018
Stunning
michaelsteely PRO+
 
michaelsteely July 10, 2018
Eye catching orange on green of a tortuous, artery-capillary like earth projection. Living earth.
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug April 03, 2019
Dramatic capture of a beloved tree. Congratulations on your creative and award winning image!
Steve--photography-- Premium
 
Steve--photography-- April 03, 2019
Stunning colours, fantastic shot,
donaldgbrown PRO
 
donaldgbrown April 03, 2019
awesome
Kjenora PRO+
 
Kjenora April 03, 2019
Magnificent photo! Congratulations!!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 04, 2019
Still loving it!! Congrats on another challenge award!! : )
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose September 14, 2019
Beautiful work, excellent gallery!
carow8
 
carow8 Sep 15
Amazingly beautiful!

Behind The Lens

Location
This Japanese Maple tree is a famous and elusive photo subject. Found in the heart of Portland, Oregon, USA
Time
Late morning
Lighting
I visited this tree during the previous fall and captured it a fleeting yellow color. On this visit during the Spring, I found this tree to look more like what I thought it would look like in Fall... Although the reds can be brighter in the Fall, the color at this time was fantastic! But this photograph, “The Wishing Tree”, the Sun was fully uncovered. I was apprehensive about the range of contrast in this set up. It did take some adjusting and trials to “tell” the camera what otherwise it wanted to do or recommend. And using a very wide angle lens, I finally twisted into position to compose an unusual vertical photograph of this photogenic little tree.
Equipment
Sony A77, Sony 24-105mm, Benro Tripod, EZ Leveler, Remote Shutter Release, Warm filter
Inspiration
This is a famous little tree that I love to visit.
Editing
Boosted details in the shadows, lowered the lights a bit.
In my camera bag
Sony A850, Sony A77, Sony A7R, Sony Lenses, Cine Backpack, Cokin Filters (ND & Grads), Remote Shutter Release, Care & Clean Supplies, Lightning Trigger, Benro Tripod, Mini Tripod, CP Polarizers, Big Stopper, Extra Batteries & Cards, Cell Phone, Beanie Hat & Hand warmers, treats!
Feedback
I tried to take make small adjustments in the framing - and I'm glad I did. Make sure you cover as many composition and framing changes as possible because once your home, its too late!

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