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Portland Japanese Garden, Oct. 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 47 Album Created: 15 Oct 2016 Last Updated: 1 Jan 2017
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Out of all the photos I have taken on my eight outings at the Japanese Garden, I have to say that I think the photos from October 2016 are perhaps the best. I felt like I was in a photographic flow, totally unlike the time I was desperately seeking inspiration, or the other time I had a very disappointing evening outing.

As I strolled through the Garden that mid-​October morning, I would come across the newly-risen sun illuminating, like a spotlight, a particular tree, a certain leaf, while the sur­roundings were still shroud­ed in shadows. In other places, the sun­light would cast in­ter­est­ing shadows on a wall or on the ground. Such sights were a delight to my pho­togra­pher’s eye.

From the overlook at the eastern edge of the Garden there was a stunning view, through the woven bamboo Moon­light Arch by Shigeo Kawashima, over downtown Portland to the 11,249-foot Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest peak, about 50 miles away.

Out of the 155 pictures I took during the two hours I wandered the Garden paths, you can find the best 47 in this album. The nearly 250 pictures (so far) from all of my monthly albums have been gathered together into the con­glom­er­ate Portland Japanese Garden (All Years) super-album.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Au­tumn Beau­ty at Port­land’s Japan­ese Gar­den.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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