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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Taken on October 11, 2009