MrGreen: Is this the one in West Vancouver? Sure looks familiar. Really nice photo though, well done.
Hi MrGreen: Yes. This is the one in West Vancouver. It is often photographed because it is the only one in the Vancouver area. Thanks. Bruce
RuthC: Congratulations, Bruce, on achieving top spot in this very colourful challenge. This must be the most photographed tree in the world!! Ruth :-)
Hi Ruth: Well if you are ever in North Vancouver, BC, make your way over to this little garden tucked away next to a shopping plaza (https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Park+and+Tilford+Gardens,+North+Vancouver,+BC&hl=en&ll=49.308609,-123.041103&spn=0.002962,0.006968&sll=49.315686,-123.070385&sspn=0.094783,0.222988&oq=park+and+ti&t=h&hq=Park+and+Tilford+Gardens,+North+Vancouver,+BC&z=18&iwloc=A). Also, have a look at one of my other images (http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/828002531/photos/545017/2973021191_6896af81d0_o) which shows a wider view of the garden. Cheers, Bruce.
Roland Karlsson: Woa! Surrealistic! Is it a stitched panorama? Or is it plain with the 17 mm?
This is not a panorama. But the image at 17 mm, from a low to the ground perspective. I did process this using an "Orton" effect in Photoshop to enhance the colour and detail that is naturally in the image. Cheers, Bruce
Hi Ruth: This is similar to the tree in the Japanese Gardens in Portland - but indeed different. This not as popular tree is still one of my favourites, though. Thanks for the comments. Bruce.
Beautiful composition and work.
I love this image. Great lighting, nice and sharp, good catch-light and nicely framed. Pretty cat, too.
Too bad only 25 entries, in total are allowed.