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Roji Niwa by Matthew-T Roji Niwa by Matthew-T
Roji Niwa or "Tea Garden".
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Or.
A beautiful morning :)

Other side of the gate (Summer):
At first glance I really like this. I love how it glows and the shadows make it more interesting and give it more depth and personality.

Upon closer inspection, I find a few things really annoying. First, the burning of the sun spot... Now, I have this problem myself sometimes and its annoys me then to. I have learned that moving just a few inches one way or another can vastly improve this so you don't end up with what looks like a purple smudge in the corner.

Another thing is, it feels a little cramped to me. Like a winder angle would have opened it up and let some more air in. I do like the composition, it just feels like everything is stuffed into one corner.

I am a stickler for tack sharp images... I like things very clear so it doesn't feel like I need glasses in order to see it right... Most of this is well in focus but there are some places that seem a bit fuzzy to me.... What ever the cause, longer exposure...wind... who knows... I just think it could be better in that respect.

Over all I like it, its just not quite 100% IMO.
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I love the depth to this photo, taking you right down the path in wonders of what other beauty you will find around the bend. The sun set cast soft but powerful shadows giving a nice feel as though you experience the warm sun shining upon your own shoulders. The peach color in the front tree takes your eyes into the depth as you view there is another tree of such to be viewed. The phot gives you a complete feel but at the same time lets your mind wander to what may be around the bend of this stone path which brings you through the photo, not missing any detail along the way. I love the Interesting photo, makes you want to see more. Nice job!
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Submitted on
March 10, 2009
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Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
16 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 25, 2008, 9:10:59 AM