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Japanese Maple

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Regarding yesterday's photograph, it was taken from underneath the tree with the camera almost on the ground. As you can see in the Exif data, I used a wide angle focal length (24mm) on a full frame camera. For processing, I used a number of Nik filters, but the heavy lifting was done with Topaz's Oil Painting setting in their Simplify plug-in; I played a bunch with the sliders before finishing up. (No, this is not the tree.)

NIKON D700 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 400 32 mm (35mm equiv.)

masoud from tehran, Iran

very beautiful place and great shot

10 Nov 2011 5:32am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

with such an awesome photography prowess was the yesterday's shot in this extremely beautiful garden

10 Nov 2011 6:33am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Zen attitude pour le week end. Superbes couleurs et elle ambiance.

10 Nov 2011 6:35am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great composition, with this big rock in the foreground.

10 Nov 2011 7:38am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful compo and great atmosphere

10 Nov 2011 9:01am

Frida from Sweden

Looks like a beautiful garden, love the bright orange leaves amongst the green and brown.

10 Nov 2011 9:16am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely colour combination in this frame.. beautiful shot

10 Nov 2011 9:23am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Wonderful! What a blast of orange!

10 Nov 2011 9:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this luminous and full of color image!

10 Nov 2011 9:38am

juan from Spain

very nice

10 Nov 2011 9:44am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Wonderful colors. Have a nice day Jack

10 Nov 2011 9:58am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid colors !

10 Nov 2011 10:33am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excellent composition and wonderful colors!

10 Nov 2011 10:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Almost like a bonzai - and a wonderful combination of vibrant colours.

10 Nov 2011 12:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful specimen in a luscious setting. The colors are a feast.

10 Nov 2011 12:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Glorious colours in this beautifully framed shot Jack! ;-)

10 Nov 2011 1:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Jack, this is a magnificent and beautiful composition in every respect! I love the "placement" of things and the perpective you employed to convey the beauty and cleanliness. Great piece here, sir!

10 Nov 2011 2:19pm

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful picture and lovely colors.

10 Nov 2011 2:57pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

what a symphony of warm, autumn colors and sights! very enjoyable!

10 Nov 2011 3:12pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The end result of your processing is a fine garden shot with a beautiful tree as its prime subject. Very nice image.

10 Nov 2011 3:36pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

We only see him, he is splendid in the green. Good day.

10 Nov 2011 4:16pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great colors, great red on green !!!!

10 Nov 2011 5:18pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

Japanese maples are really wonderful ... Why did you have photographed my friend! Excellent composition ... A hug y muchos besos... Adela

10 Nov 2011 5:47pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I am happy that you posted another Maple in contrast to yesterday's artform. The naturalist in me prefers this one with it's wonderful composition, but there is room in the world for both! ;D

10 Nov 2011 6:14pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: The reason I posted yesterday's is that it is an icon, much like Yosemite Valley from the Merced River Bridge. To get a straight photograph that is unique is next to impossible. I simply did not want another photograph of that tree that looks like a thousand others.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Boy, does this color pop against the green. Nice use of color!!

10 Nov 2011 7:38pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Lovely solid foreground contrasts nicely with the light and airy maple. The wet day makes everything glow in this lovely image.

10 Nov 2011 7:57pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

very nice

10 Nov 2011 8:16pm

STEED from D, France

A Magic Garden..............I stay two minutes.......

10 Nov 2011 8:33pm

Macrobaby from St. Catharines, Canada

A beautiful tree in it's own right...but your rendering of it yesterday was just steller!

10 Nov 2011 10:57pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique couleur pour ce bel arbuste ... une photo réussie ...compliments

10 Nov 2011 11:27pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Wonderful picture zen, Japanese maple adds a beautiful dose of color. Where I live, we lose our Japanese maples. Our winters are too cold.

10 Nov 2011 11:58pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Amazing, both yesterday and today!

11 Nov 2011 2:59am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Thank you, Jack, for your reply to my comment ... and tonight I see that yesterday's image made it into the Spotlight, so many must have loved it. Applause.

11 Nov 2011 3:23am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Very beautiful picture, lovely colors

11 Nov 2011 5:32am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

very beautiful

11 Nov 2011 8:20pm

Maria from California, United States

equally beautiful

12 Nov 2011 4:16am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Another fairy tale type image where the magic seems to outweigh the reality, as
I see it. Beautiful image in anyone's book !!~

12 Nov 2011 4:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous scene.

17 Nov 2011 1:10am

nunush from Isfahan, Iran

I like the composition of colors...
and tanx for the interesting description...

19 Nov 2011 11:20am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful gardens settings and a marvelous capture...great colors

20 Nov 2011 4:49am