Kakehi (Bamboo Fountain) in Portland Japanese Garden

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This was shot on a tripod with my Sigma 10-20mm ultra wide angle lens attached to my Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Three exposures (-2..0..+2 EV) was processed in Photomatix. Tone mapped and detail enhanced. In Photoshop, increased overall saturation, curve adjustment, and unsharp mask.

The Kakehi (Bamboo Fountain) is a waterspout consisting of a vertical bamboo pipe in which the internal part of each node (joint) has been bored out to accept a plastic hosepipe. At the head of the vertical bamboo pipe a "Komagshira" or scorched timber joint drilled out to accept the vertical and horizontal bamboo pipes, the komagashira timber top section is either square in section or round. The" Kakehi " has a number of uses, used to feed water into a stone water basin (Chozubachi) or to trickle water into the end of a Deer Scarer (Shishi-Odoshi). The Shishi Odoshi was originally used by Japanese farmers to scare off deer and boar from their rice crops, and later it has become part of the Japanese garden

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  1. Fabiela 65 months ago | reply

    Wonderful pov and composition
    Very tranquil

  2. southlarena(timeout) [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    love the atmosphere. great series, sir.
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  3. Grace Barus 65 months ago | reply

    Absolutely amazing.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. dusk013 65 months ago | reply

    Lovely shot , beautifully composed!

  5. LAR's [ Larry ] 65 months ago | reply

    beautiful david... i like it

  6. DanielKHC 65 months ago | reply

    Great wide angle shot, nicely composed!

  7. Mario Hernandez (on and off, mostly off) 65 months ago | reply

    FAbulous shot David! Great work as always!

  8. Bob Hallam 65 months ago | reply

    I have taken pictures of one like this also David but never got these results. These leaves and running water are wonderful sources of color contrast. Perfectly composed still life David! :)

  9. Red~Star 65 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot of the bamboo fountain at the Japanese Gardens. Nicely done with the orange leaf. My sister and I used to take my mother there every October for the Harvest Moon event. I lost mom in 2005....my sis and I have only been back once. I love it there in the Spring and Fall. Reminds me of my trip to Japan in 2001.

  10. CORDAN 65 months ago | reply

    Wonderful work David!

  11. SavingMemories 65 months ago | reply

    I especially like that wonderful splash! Great job capturing this.

  12. Majanne 65 months ago | reply

    great work, lovely shot..

  13. Fransois 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Les petits bonheurs / Little happinesses, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. trungdeplao 55 months ago | reply

    strange fountain, nice shot ;)

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  15. Ginas Pics 50 months ago | reply

    no can't remember this must have been the chinese one

  16. Ύψιλον Έψιλον 36 months ago | reply

    wonderful capture !! :)

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