That peaceful, easy feeling

That peaceful, easy feeling

I spent a morning shooting in Seattle’s Japanese Garden, and came away with a lot of keepers. Here’s one of my favorites…

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Portland's Japanese Garden

Portland's Japanese Garden

This Japanese Garden in the heart of Portland, OR is absolutely gorgeous!  I spent some time there with a few friends a couple of years ago (yep, Jim's a little behind in processing my pics!) and boy did I ever come back with some winners!  Sadly, it's taken me over 2 years to get around to sharing them...but finally...here they are!  Hope you enjoy the view!

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Step up the stairs

The vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.   - Vance Havner


I love that quote - just love it.  It's so true, and I think fitting for a lot of us in several ways.  Personally, in my photography work I have some things I want to accomplish, and I am in the process of stepping up those stairs to get these things done.  More on that soon!

For all my US readers, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and thanks everyone for stopping by!

(if you are curious, I shot this at the Japanese Gardens in Portland, OR)

The Tree of Life

Oregon Week on Nomadic Pursuits!
This beautiful Japanese maple tree resides in the Japanese Gardens in Portland, OR.  I just spent some time up there with several other photographers, and I have planned to make this "Oregon week" on the blog so that I can share some photos from my most recent adventure!
The elusive tree...

Our first stop once we all met up was to head over to the Japanese Gardens, which are in the west hills of Portland not far from downtown.  Apart from the intricately twisting branches, the thing I found most interesting about this tree is its size.  It's only about 5 feet tall!  I actually missed it the first couple of times I walked by!

We spent a couple of hours here at the gardens, and I have a lot more to share from here.  But, I think my next post will be the Portland skyline, which we shot a few hours after leaving these gardens.  We shot through a beautiful golden hour, through blue hour, and into the night.  It was awesome.