2007-02-03 16:01 in /photo/weekly
We went to the Portland Chinese Garden on one of the nice afternoons last week. It was pleasantly uncrowded, and with most of the trees and plants bare for the winter, it had a nice, sparse, architectural feel.
It is a difficult place to photograph well, and I wasn’t particularly happy with most of the photos I took. Partially, this was because I’m still learning how to use all the features of this camera, and some things didn’t work out how I wanted. Partially, it’s the sort of place you need to spend some time just experiencing before you can understand how to capture in photographs. I’ll probably make a couple more visits before I bring the camera again.
I did get two shots I thought worth sharing. The first didn’t turn out that well in the original color, due to too much contrast. However, hitting it with a sepia filter toned it down and brought out some of the details that caught my eye.
The second is a little cliché, but I like it anyway.