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This Japanese Maple tree is a famous and elusive photo subject. Found in the heart of Portland, Oregon, this tree looks really big in most pictures. But it is tiny. Its proportions in a picture fool you into thinking its a towering tree. In reality, its maybe 8 to 10 feet high. But what it lacks in height it makes up for in age. Some of the locals say this little tree is up to 80 years or older!

I decided to visit this famous little tree in the fall in hopes of capturing its red event, but when I finally found it, it was a yellowish color. At first I thought I had the wrong tree! After visiting with the locals, they explained to me that the Japanese Maples in this area only turn yellowish during low rain years. The lower the rain, the more yellow the color before it turns red, and then the red is not as fiery. And the yellow color is very fleeting - only a couple weeks max usually.

"An unusual color and event? Time to set up my camera!" The day was overcast, so the yellow was mostly dull. I set up my equipment and waited to shoot images when the sun was at its brightest during thinning cloud cover. I was informed that rain was on its way, so I only had an hour or so. When the diffused bright sun filtered through the yellow leaves along with a warm camera filter, The Golden Age was recorded. And then it poured! To this day, I have only seen this tree yellow only in a couple photographs.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Lens:24-105mm F3.5-4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 11:39 AM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Golden Age
Username:CraigBill CraigBill
Uploaded:11 Jul 2013 - 12:32 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 12:38 AM

Vibrant and beautiful! Would love this huge on my wall........Sandy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 - 1:49 AM

Magical image! Love the different shades of green! Gorgeous image... IB

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 11:31 AM

A well composed stunning image!!

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Philip_P
Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 12:44 PM

Love this, it deserves more hits
Philip

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 7:03 PM

wonderful looking tree ,full of character and colour .Wink

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 12:01 AM

There is a similar tree at Winterthur---Delaware--- I was able to capture it with the sun shining thru it--- wishing to go back for "more".

I am not sure which of the maples it is, but yours is just as lovely!
More please!
J

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
12 Jul 2013 - 9:37 PM

Wow! OutstandingSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

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