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Portland Japanese Garden, Dec. 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 26 Album Created: 1 Dec 2016 Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017
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During Oregon’s nine-month rainy sea­son it can be a challenge to find a dry, sunny day for a photo outing. So when the weather forecast was two-thumbs-up for December 7, 2016, I was out the door bright and early as usual. In order to arrive by 8:00 AM for the members-only opening of Portland’s Japanese Garden, I need to leave home in Albany by 6:00 because of the morning rush-hour traffic.

When I had finally made it to the Garden, I discovered a winter wonderland of ice-​encrusted fountains and frosty leaves. By walking around the Garden numerous times during my stay, I found fleeting patches of sunlight and shadows which were a delight to photograph.

With this being my tenth monthly photo outing to the Garden, you would think that it might be difficult for me to find pho­to­graph­ic inspiration, especially since I had trouble with that during past visits. But the combination of wintry conditions and the heavenly early-morning sunlight were actually very inspiring.

During the 75 minutes I was snapping the shutter, I took a total of 62 photos. The best 26 are available for your en­joy­ment in this album. You can also see all of my monthly photos in 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, Pearl Har­bor Day at Port­land’s Japan­ese Gar­den.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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