Friday, 13th July 2012
by Natalie Mikaels
Resting in the middle of a Japanese garden in Portland, OR, the "Tree of Life" has been photographed countless times. Honestly, it's hard to take a bad photograph of this amazing tree. It is truly breathtaking. Four years after seeing an image of this tree for the first time, I finally had the honor of photographing it myself. While most photographers shoot this tree in October, during its peek season, I found its spring presentation just as compelling...the leaves were in the midst of changing color...some red, some orange, and some green. It was raining as i took this image, which added delicate raindrops hanging from the leaves.
Equipment: Nikon D800, polarizer filter, tripod
I am a landscape/nature photographer who travels the United States to capture the compelling beauty of Mother Nature. When out in the wilderness, with my camera in hand, I am truly in my element.