Ellie_Stone
Ellie_Stone

Famous Maple



Japanese Garden in Portland, OR

Japanese Garden in Portland, OR
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53 Comments | Report
WendyMatherne
 
WendyMatherne August 26, 2013
Amazingly BEAUTIFUL!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 14, 2013
Congrats!
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography September 14, 2013
Great shot
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan September 14, 2013
very nice shot
parthgupta
 
parthgupta September 14, 2013
The branches really make the sun more amazing!
Congrats on being featured!
Celtic
 
Celtic September 14, 2013
beautiful image :-) congrats :-)
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja September 14, 2013
fabulous
BonnieJM PRO
 
BonnieJM September 14, 2013
wonderful
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak September 14, 2013
Just beautiful!! Congrats!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree September 14, 2013
Beautiful!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 14, 2013
Wonderful shot.Congrats!
bhaguchou
 
bhaguchou September 14, 2013
wow!!beautiful!
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi September 14, 2013
Wow. Super pic.
All the best.
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet September 14, 2013
nice shot,congrats
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair September 14, 2013
Nice!
JoeS PRO
 
JoeS September 14, 2013
Well deserved award!
Juli-un
 
Juli-un September 14, 2013
Love the dominant orangeish tone in this photo! Also the sun in the middle top which looks like a star! Beautiful capture and congrats on feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 14, 2013
Wonderful shot. Congratulations.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade September 14, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works.
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska September 14, 2013
very nice
Jewel
 
Jewel September 14, 2013
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature!
khanpix
 
khanpix September 14, 2013
This is amazing! I love this!
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY September 14, 2013
Congratulations on your Feature - simply magnificent!
terrycharbeneau
 
terrycharbeneau September 14, 2013
Awesome Gallery.Congrats on your Feature.
Abaldo_Photography
 
Abaldo_Photography September 14, 2013
great job and photo. congrats
tra rader
 
tra rader September 14, 2013
great choice of shot in a very popular spot.
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud September 14, 2013
Beautiful light and color. Congratulations on your Feature.
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle September 14, 2013
Just amazing colors, pov and sunstar.
toonegal
 
toonegal September 14, 2013
AStunning photo. Beautifully composed. Well done
Lilydood
 
Lilydood September 14, 2013
Beautiful!!
chand_sark
 
chand_sark September 14, 2013
Superb Capture
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions September 15, 2013
congrats
bhavyajain
 
bhavyajain September 16, 2013
Superb
Ellie_Stone
 
Ellie_Stone September 16, 2013
Thanks so much for the feature & for all the fantastic feedback! Very much appreciated. Friday the 13th was a good day for me, indeed :-)
redwriter Platinum
 
redwriter September 16, 2013
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
ahauke11
 
ahauke11 September 18, 2013
awesome picture!
PostPricelessness
 
PostPricelessness September 19, 2013
Best sun sofar....:)))!""
Woombaway
 
Woombaway September 21, 2013
Congrats on feature a lot of people forget to look up you have captured it beautifully
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr September 23, 2013
Beautiful Shot, Congratulations on your Feature..:~)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 25, 2013
magic shot!
VargaGabor
 
VargaGabor September 26, 2013
Superb composition!
Cirrus
 
Cirrus October 02, 2013
Nice...
hsghumman
 
hsghumman November 03, 2013
amazing
rommieh
 
rommieh November 07, 2013
Beautiful.
heavenmariegates
 
heavenmariegates November 07, 2013
This shot is without a doubt incredible!!!!!! I 've just spent many minutes gazing at it, picturing myself standing beneath looking up. wow spectactular
faithless
 
faithless November 19, 2013
stunning shot just perfect and beautiful
MikeCeglady
 
MikeCeglady December 19, 2013
Taking a picture of this tree from any angle = instant feature. Great angle - it differentiates it from the others!
shema PRO
 
shema May 05, 2014
wonderful shot! love your pov, the screen filled entirely, beautiful!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS December 27, 2014
Stunning!
kathspeed
 
kathspeed February 18, 2015
striking colours lovely photo
normg123 PRO
 
normg123 April 14, 2016
Truly breathtaking.
sarahdarvill
 
sarahdarvill May 22, 2016
You should enter this in my 'Shapes in Nature' photo challenge! The link is...
viewbug.com/challenge/shapes-in-nature-photo-challenge-by-sarahdarvill#promote
Beegirl
 
Beegirl October 18, 2016
Wonderful capture

Behind The Lens

Location
Portland Japanese Gardens
Time
Mid morning
Lighting
The sun was bright, so I chose to embrace the light and create a sun-star.
Equipment
Canon 5D MRKIII, Canon 16-36mm
Inspiration
I had seen many photos of this beautiful maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. Since I was up in the Portland area I decided to have a go at my own capture of this little gem.
Editing
Post processed in Adobe Lightroom 4. Basic Shadow and Highlight adjustments, as well as HSL adjustments.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D MRK III, Canon 7D, 70-200mm 2.8, 16-35mm 2.8, 50mm, 100mm, Intervalometer remote, Polarizers, few ND grads, lens cleaning clothes.
Feedback
I love capturing sun-stars. It's the reason I purchased the 16-35mm canon lens. The additional blades in the lens provide a superior sun-star. The aperture needs to be around f/18 or higher on other lenses to achieve a nice star. The 16-35mm can achieve a beautiful star effect at only f/13. This shot is all about point-of-view. I was laying on the ground and moving my position to have the star in just the right place. It must have looked pretty silly to those walking by. This tree is actually pretty small, but the point-of view coupled with a wide angle gives a much larger appearance, lending to the overall success of the image.

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