Famous Japanese Garden Tree in Portland by Michael Matti
Having seen lots of pictures of this tree online I had to go see the famous Japanese Garden tree in Portland for myself. We got there right when they opened, at 10am on a Wednesday, so it wasn't too busy as this tree can get quite crowded in the fall. I was surprised by the size of the tree; it is a lot smaller than it looks in pictures. To get this shot you have to shoot just off the ground with a wide angle lens (this was at 17mm). It was amazing to finally see and photograph this tree in person though. The tree and garden are well worth the price of admission.