Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR


reprocessed 2012 - www.flickr.com/photos/29738009@N08/7205763176/in/set-7215...


hi guys,

thanks for all the comments! about the photo... its a japanese maple tree in the japanese garden of portland OR, shot position will probably be the same for anyone since its along the pathway and enclosed within a low metal fence, you can't get any closer , behind or to either side of it unless you go inside the enclosure, my shot angle was from the ground using the low fence to support the camera, the low height was to get maximum vertical foliage coverage, lens was11mm wide, post-process (guilty as charged... but just a little) was done obviously :) - reduced red/orange lightcast by the red/orange foliage which made the ground/rock/foliage in front greener, this also made the furry moss on the branches popped out; a bit of channel saturation was done on magenta/green to the foliage to add contrast with red/orange; curves for overall contrast then high-pass filter sharpening and voila...


now, you should really check this out:



  • mg1934 4y

    Seen in Very Flickr
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  • visiblejoy 4y

    Awesome tree! Great composition and lighting!
  • Sagehen Creek Field Station Projects 4y

    Beautiful shot--I love the depth that it has.

    I'd like to use this in a video that may end up as a DVD extra, though I won't be paid for it. Is that ok with you?
  • Saifullah Fagun 4y

    Wooww,,,great color....
  • C Fieldes 4y

  • Claudio Casini 4y

    very beautiful shot, i love that
  • Artondra Hall PRO 3y

    Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing. I liked this so much I tweeted your link! :D
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  • Angie PRO 3y

    I love the contrast of colors as much as that winding tree! Love your eye for perspective. Composed so well. I can tell a bit of difference between your original image. Both work for me!! This would make a great print! Very stunning work. angie from FL (Adm) (Note: 2 images a day may be posted)

    "Hi, my name is Angie aka Justabird2, and I am an Administrator of Howard and Caz's Gallery. Only exemplary work on a Platinum Level is invited. Once posted (2 images a day allowed) in the pool it will have it's last viewing by the Senior Art Director. If approved your image will take a permanent seat of honor amongst the finest of Flickr images. That is what makes HCG different and unique to Flickr. I believe, in my opinion, this wonderful image of yours belongs with this high quality Gallery! Please, take a look at Howard and Caz's Gallery and if it is to your liking I would be honored for you to post your marvelous work. Your hard work and effort is appreciated and I look forward to seeing more of your talent. I thank you very much for your time and consideration. Angie, (Adm)"
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  • skagitrenee PRO 3y

    I recognize your image as platinum talent and wish to express how much I enjoyed seeing it here. Thanks for posting and sharing it with our group.
    Irene (moderator )
  • Phil's Pixels PRO 3y

    Stellar capture of this iconic tree!
    Exceptional image that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful images on Flickr. Thank you for making Howard & Caz's Gallery richer with your photo. You have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (LM)

  • Caz PRO 3y

    This photo is just wonderful and deserves to be shown here as your skill has shone through in this photo. I would like to thank you for adding a touch of class to the Gallery with your work, and for having the standard required to be accepted to the Platinum level…………. Just stunning....Caz (Art Director)
  • Christina Port PRO 3y

    Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence………Christina (M)

  • Angie PRO 3y

    So pretty! Wish there were such gardens here in Florida. This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for honoring my invitation and posting this brilliant work of photographic ART! Love those colors!! Just magical. angie from FL (Adm)

    "Your image is very welcomed in HCG, where only Platinum Level images are accepted. Yours is quality work that reflects your skill and talent in photography and art. I thank you very much for adding to the spirit of Howard and Caz's Gallery as you have made it even richer with your presence. Can't wait to see more of your work! Angie,(Adm) of HCG" (2 images a day are allowed to be posted)

  • ahp_ibanez 3y

    thanks, appreciate the kind words :)
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    Seen in the group"Foto - Calidad ( moderado , moderated )" ( ?² )
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  • Christine Curtin 2y

    Beautiful colours and very nicely composed

  • Mas Hengky 2y

    this is great, I cannot wait to try it myself
    long tweet never been that easy
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Taken on October 23, 2008

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