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(Taken at Lake Wilderness Park)
Theres a lot more to the PJG than The Tree! After I got out of line at the latter, I found these images.
Playing it Koi
for Waterfall Wednesday.
Lets face it, photographers are practically obligated to get a shot of The Tree (as it has become known) when visiting the Portland Japanese Garden in autumn. This year, however, there was good reason to get in line for ones fifteen minutes of allotted time bending down under its branches. The Tree sported two-tone foliage bright golden-yellow by the pond, deep red-orange near the path, giving it a very different look from my previous visits.
The first two shots are wide-angle and normal variants of the classic composition probably found in every landscape photographers portfolio; what follows are several images with different compositions or lighting conditions, which may prove a relief to those whove seen the usual composition (several hundred times) too often.
Winthrop is a small town in central Washington, up near the Canadian border. Being on the east side of the Cascades, the topography is mainly the low barren hills typical of the region, but with the Methow River providing an oasis along which a multitude of cottonwoods, poplars, and aspens grow, turning bright yellow and orange in autumn.
I was scouting local woodland locations when I came upon this interesting juxtaposition: A young tree still clothed in green, framed by a broken stump covered with bright fallen leaves. Unfortunately, I only had my iPhone and, shortly thereafter, heavy winds guaranteed there would be little point in going back up with full gear. I think I was able to get a good enough result from the cellphone image with some careful processing.
(Central Washington state taken mid-October)
These are from Kubota Garden in Seattle, and were taken last year. (I finally got around to posting them.)
Taken at Lake Wenatchee State Park.
Autumn along the Swauk Forest Discovery Trail on Blewett Pass.
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