I have seen countless images of the beautiful bonsai located at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon. Most images look the same while some look too “artistic” to my taste. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few unusual good photos, but it was my turn to show the world what the tree looks like.
As I walked around the garden looking specifically for that tree, I’ve seen one small bonsai that kind of looked like the photos but not exactly. I was thinking to myself “this can’t be it!” and kept on looking. When I finally found it I had a big smile on my face, staring at one of the most beautiful trees in the United States of America.
The next paragraph is great for photographers who go visit there.
I joined another photographer who was already there photographing the tree for several hours. Very nice guy and a great photographer, Kane Engelbert. He was using a tripod (it says “no tripods” on their website) while I left mine…