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Japanese Maple at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Japanese Maple at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
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Contest Finalist in Fabulous Foliage Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Shades Of Orange Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish
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The Beauty Of Fall Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
Fall 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Lines In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
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JulesB
 
JulesB March 21, 2015
A magnificent capture!
Roussou
 
Roussou March 22, 2015
Amazing
jasontracy
 
jasontracy April 23, 2015
Great color contrast love the orange
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 23, 2015
Beautifully captured! Congratulations!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc April 24, 2015
What a stunning tree and beautiful capture, Kathy!!
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn April 29, 2015
Congrats on your wonderful finalist Kathy! Gorgeous!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc April 30, 2015
Congrats on your amazing finalist, Kathy!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 30, 2015
LOOOVE this!!! :):) ❤
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 07, 2015
well done!
sarahvrdoljak PRO+
 
sarahvrdoljak May 07, 2015
Wow, that is really pretty. Beatiful shot!
PhotosbyErinL
 
PhotosbyErinL June 03, 2015
Love it!!
shawnleimbach
 
shawnleimbach June 04, 2015
I'm in love with this tree.
horsegalraye
 
horsegalraye June 05, 2015
Simply a stunning shot!!!! Congratulations!!!
trevorchristopher
 
trevorchristopher June 06, 2015
Interesting, much like Peter Lik
laurenvontrapp
laurenvontrapp December 05, 2015
I was thinking the exact same thing, that it looked like Peter Lik's work
lisagoodwin
 
lisagoodwin June 08, 2015
I LOVE this!!!!! Very nice!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc June 20, 2015
Congrats on your stunning People's Choice win, Kathy!!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography June 22, 2015
Congratulations Kathy. This is on my bucket list but hard to get due to distance & timing.
allisonfaustbranson PRO
 
allisonfaustbranson June 25, 2015
Gorgeous Colors!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 06, 2015
Congrats Kathy ! ester
Pewee
 
Pewee July 07, 2015
This is absolutely stunning.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc July 09, 2015
Congrats again on this gorgeous finalist, Kathy!!!
Rosley
 
Rosley July 12, 2015
Well done . . . .
davidsloan
 
davidsloan August 06, 2015
Amazing nature, an exquisite capture and congratulations.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 28, 2015
A stunning shot!
ClaudiaKuhn PRO+
 
ClaudiaKuhn December 29, 2015
Congrats on your finalist for Image of the Year!
ellenhodges1
 
ellenhodges1 December 29, 2015
Huge congrats on a fab winner!
MarissaJane
 
MarissaJane December 29, 2015
wonderful Colours great job :)
PhotographyByBethanySmith
 
PhotographyByBethanySmith December 31, 2015
Just lovely! Brava.
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography January 06, 2016
Congratulations Kathy, on being a finalist for Photo of the Year. Wow!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 10, 2016
Beautiful, Kathy! So this is where that famous tree is! :)
countryside Premium
 
countryside January 11, 2016
A beautiful photo amazing colour's :-)

Thank you for your entry :-)
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 08, 2016
Congrats once again, Kathy! WTG!!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 09, 2016
LOL! I'm getting writer's cramp congratulating you so many times for this outstanding shot, Kathy!! LOL. Huge congrats again!!
Browneyedmermaid
 
Browneyedmermaid March 11, 2016
Am I in fairyland? I'm in love with your photo ^_^
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 11, 2016
Stunning shot!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!!! : )
sandracarolmersclayton
 
sandracarolmersclayton March 12, 2016
beautiful
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle April 17, 2016
Beautiful shot - congrats on all your wins!
KikiVH
 
KikiVH September 17, 2016
Beautiful capture! Love that place, used to go visit all the time.
travlndon
 
travlndon September 17, 2016
Kathy, love the 3D feel of this tree. Great perspective to shoot level at height of trunk base.
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett September 24, 2016
Is this a photo of the painting of this scene ? looks like the painting I bought :)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 29, 2016
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Fabulous Foliage competition
margitulstrup PRO+
 
margitulstrup September 29, 2016
LOVE IT
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy September 30, 2016
Very beautiful shot!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 01, 2016
Magnificent! Bravo!
245Trioxin
 
245Trioxin December 03, 2016
Crazy beautiful
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem December 24, 2016
Excellent shot.
toshihiro_shoji PRO
 
toshihiro_shoji July 23, 2017
Wow!! Fabulous capture with splendid color, beautiful light and fantastic composition. Outstandingly beautiful, Kathy!!!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 27, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
Sara_Soleil_
 
Sara_Soleil_ October 05, 2017
Incredible!
jessieberle
 
jessieberle December 03, 2017
Beautiful picture! Please consider entering my Autumn Rainbow challenge.
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes March 15, 2018
A great job with a hard to shoot subject. Briliant color!!
tongant PRO+
 
tongant March 29, 2018
Wow!
tongant PRO+
 
tongant March 29, 2018
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Bwolff
 
Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards
Jgswayngim1
 
Jgswayngim1 August 18, 2018
Awesome colors!!! And congrats
Heather_Slj
 
Heather_Slj September 30, 2018
Great photo , i want this on my wall .
Agirlandhercanon PRO
 
Agirlandhercanon October 01, 2018
Magnificent!
sarahlouisepaul PRO+
 
sarahlouisepaul October 05, 2018
What an amazing tree! Brilliant capture, well done :)
JmDreams PRO
 
JmDreams October 09, 2018
Lovely
Eclipse_0f_the_Heart
 
Eclipse_0f_the_Heart November 11, 2018
Stunning!
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Eclipse_0f_the_Heart November 11, 2018
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Tanda4bama PRO
 
Tanda4bama November 14, 2018
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nikki8
 
nikki8 May 04
This is a outstanding photo! Bravo!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this image one foggy fall morning in the Japanese Garden in Portland, OR.
Time
It was about 9am when I took this. Because of the fog, I had a considerable window for good light -- at least until 11am when the fog started to burn off.
Lighting
The fog produced a sort and even lighting, which enable me to get details even in the trunk & branches.
Equipment
I used mu Nikon D300 with an 18-200mm lens on a tripod with settings of ISO 500, 1/25, f8.
Inspiration
I visit the Japanese Garden at least once a week every fall, and almost that often in the spring, so catch the leaves as they change and turn color or leaf out, I always try to get to the Garden if it's a foggy fall morning, as the light is just magical. This particular tree is very old and has been carefully nurtured and pruned to create an amazing trunk and branching structure. Add to that, the fiery leaves in late fall, and it just asks to be shot! Many fall days you will see as many as 10 photographers standing in line waiting their turn to shoot this tree. However, on a chilly, foggy morning, you can get lucky & be the only one!
Editing
I adjusted the RAW image to reduce shadows to bring out the detail in the trunk and used Nik filters to enhance the contrast a bit, particularly in the trunk. I didn't choose to increase saturation as I didn't want to oversaturate the leaves.
In my camera bag
I usually have a polarizer, sometimes graduated ND filters (depending on what I'm shooting & when), and a shower cap to use in case of heavy mist/rain.
Feedback
When shooting trees, be on the lookout for ones with interesting trunks &/or branching structures. Other interesting textural elements like exfoliating bark or moss add interest. A tree with good structure can be shot any time of year, but fall or early spring is often best as more light may reach the trunk through fewer or smaller leaves, and leaf color may be more intense. Fog is just about always a wonderful light because it is diffuse and soft, eliminating harsh contrasts.

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