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Portland Japanese Garden, Jan. 2017 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 17 Album Created: 1 Jan 2017 Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017
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In the article Portland’s Japanese Garden in the Snow I had explained that I had wanted to go take pictures at Portland’s Japanese Garden the day after more than a foot of snow fell at the Garden in mid-​January 2017. I had also lamented:
“The very snow which was going to be so awesome to photograph was also the very same snow which caused the Jap­a­nese Garden to close its doors. Be­cause of the subfreezing tem­per­a­tures, the snow was not going to be melting any time soon.”
During the next week after the snow storm it rained quite a bit, with a warmer rain that was certain to melt the snow. Therefore, when I arrived at the Garden a full fortnight after the storm, I was very surprised and happy to find that there were still some patches of snow here and there.

As you can see from the photos in this album, by framing the scenes just right I was able to make it look like there was more snow than there actually was. In fact, the Garden was fairly snow-​free, which sometimes made it a chal­lenge to compose a wintery-​looking image.

By the time I had examined the entire Gar­den, I was done. I had gotten the best pictures possible, and my in­spi­ra­tion had run out. But that was time and effort enough to get some satisfying shots. I took a total of 75 photos dur­ing the 75 minutes I was there. The best 17 are now on display in this album.

For details of my past Japanese Garden outings, see the list of articles. And for all of my photos taken at the Gar­den, see either the list of albums, or 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, A Frigid Jan­u­ary at Port­land’s Japan­ese Gar­den.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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