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Etna March 27, 2014
Beautiful shot
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sweetpea72 March 27, 2014
simply gorgeous! :)
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karenbasra April 04, 2014
Love it
 
gondmagdi May 17, 2014
great shot !
 
stalchik May 19, 2014
Looks like Peter Lik has been here, maybe even better! Love
 
vanarp May 26, 2014
Beautiful......!!!!!
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Arzhtatiana September 29, 2014
Very nice!
 
ChristineBoccia January 08, 2015
Really...I am in awe of your work!
 
CherylG February 22, 2015
So gorgeous!!! You can make anything so beautiful!!! :))
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kathykuhn100 June 29, 2015
The famous Portland Japanese Maple -- great image!
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sharlenescarboroughdodds August 16, 2015
Jaw Dropping Superb!
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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 March 11, 2016
Looking at this photo of yours brings me to fantasy land. Love it
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Pamelabole March 11, 2016
Stunning! And congrats on your well deserved award!!!! : )
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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 February 16, 2017
WOW!!!
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jbrowder September 16, 2017
So pretty
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Alwolfe October 30, 2017
What an awesome photo!
 
ursinamoskwa March 19, 2018
Stunning, it’s like a fairy tale story...
 
RamyDelariarte May 14, 2018
Stunning
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michaelsteely July 10, 2018
Eye catching orange on green of a tortuous, artery-capillary like earth projection. Living earth.
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JayneBug Apr 03
Dramatic capture of a beloved tree. Congratulations on your creative and award winning image!
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Stunning colours, fantastic shot,
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donaldgbrown Apr 03
awesome
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Kjenora Apr 03
Magnificent photo! Congratulations!!
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Pamelabole Apr 04
Still loving it!! Congrats on another challenge award!! : )

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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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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