One of the great things about having all you blog readers is that I often get a chance to meet new friends wherever I travel!
It turns out that we did indeed have a couple hours free on our last day in Portland, and so my wife, daughter, and I stopped by to meet Scott and see what this was all about. And I have to tell you, we were amazed with this beautiful garden, right in the middle of downtown Portland!
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 45mm, ISO 640, f/10, 1/640 sec, -0.3 exposure comp)|
At the front entrance of the garden, I looked up and saw this tiny little hummingbird perched on the dragon.
When photographing, I always look for interesting repeating patterns. When first entering the garden, we saw this amazing stone work. Scott told me that each of the large curved pieces was the same tile as used on the roof of the buildings.
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 24mm, ISO 640, f/10, 1/320 sec, -0.3 exposure comp)|
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 75mm, ISO 500, f/4, 1/30 sec)|
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 105mm, ISO 320, f/4, 1/160 sec)|
I look at people like this, who can create art without a camera (like my wife) and think "wow - these people are truly talented!"
The painting almost completed.
After getting our painting and leaving that building, we entered the garden. Looking back, I took this photo, not because it was a good scenic shot, but to show you how the garden is placed right in the middle the office buildings in downtown Portland.
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 60mm, ISO 160, f/4, 1/100 sec, -0.3 exposure comp)|
After walking through this circular entry, I turned around and shot this off-center.
|(Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens at 28mm, ISO 640, f/10, 1/640 sec, -0.3 exposure comp)|
To learn more about Lan Su Chinese Garden, check out their web site. And I would like to thank Scott Steele for the invitation and the hospitality!
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