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Portland Japanese Garden, Jun. 2015 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 21 Album Created: 30 Jun 2015 Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015
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During my fourth monthly photo outing to the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, I used my Panasonic 7-14mm wide-angle zoom — which has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 14-28mm — more than usual.

Because of the June early-summer heat, much of the Garden was being watered during the 8:00 to 10:00 AM members-only hours. This was very frustrating, because the already-small Garden suddenly became a lot smaller, with spraying water blocking path after path.

But as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! In one area I noticed that the sprinkles were creating a beautiful sunlit mist, so I stayed there for a while and took quite a few pictures as the scene changed second by second.

As always, the koi continued to fascinate me. After four months of photographing them, you would think that I would lose interest. How many fish pictures do I need, anyway?! But each time the lighting is different, and I never seem to tire of their colors, shapes and movements.

After about an hour of dodging sprinklers and keeping my photographic eyes peeled, I was ready to move on. I took 111 photos during that time, and the best 21 can be viewed in this album.

For more pictures taken at the Garden, see the listing of all my Japanese Garden photo albums and/or the con­glom­er­ate super-album Portland Japanese Garden (All Years). For more information about each individual outing I made to the Garden, check out the list of related articles.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, My Fourth Month­ly Japan­ese Gar­den Vis­it.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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