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Life Of A Tree by Aaron Reed
Tuesday, 29th January 2013

Life Of A Tree

by Aaron Reed

A tree in a garden is never alone. Here is an image of a Japanese Maple in the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. This isn't THE tree but one of 10 or so Japanese Maples that can be found there. On this day we were shooting in the pouring down rain under umbrellas and struggling between getting the shot and keeping our equipment from completely fogging up. I grabbed a shot with my 16-35 that was completely fogged and it looked terrible so I switched to Lisa's 50mm that I had borrowed and took this shot at f/1.8 to draw attention to the tree and the leaves in the foreground.
Equipment: Canon 5D3, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
Aaron Reed
I am a landscape & cityscape photographer living near Seattle, Washington. I have a bio, but it is boring so if you really want to read it, you can find it on my website. :)

Life Of A Tree by Aaron Reed was photo of the day on Tuesday, 29th January 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


29th January 2013 at 8:40 am

this colors are really beautiful

Pamela North

29th January 2013 at 8:58 am

What a glorious photo – colour, composition and line.

Paul Dass

29th January 2013 at 9:19 am

Excellent capture and the colour is so deep.

29th January 2013 at 11:54 am

AMAZING COLOURS, great shot congratulations


29th January 2013 at 1:14 pm

Sure doesn’t look like it was raining. Pic is bright and crisp and clear just a really beautiful fall pic!

29th January 2013 at 1:32 pm

Wonderful to see another maple than the most famous one Aaron!! Congrats on the recognition.

29th January 2013 at 2:33 pm

Beautiful. Your web site is wonderful!

Donna Mackay

29th January 2013 at 5:26 pm



29th January 2013 at 5:38 pm

Beautifully done! I love the color contrast!

E Mancuso

29th January 2013 at 9:28 pm

Wonderful classic photo. I’ve always loved the Japanese maples, and thanks for reminding me how gorgeous they are. I used to live Long Island, NY, and had many of them, but don’t see them here in Texas very often.

mary blankenship

29th January 2013 at 9:44 pm

The colors are amazing. Perfect shot.


30th January 2013 at 1:46 am

Wow! What a pop of color against all that glorious green! Julst lovely! And I love your title as well.

30th January 2013 at 10:27 am

Very pretty colour and nice shape to boot.

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