Description The simple and delicate beauty of the leaf of a Japanese maple is captured in the soft light of morning. This leaf was found in a garden in Portland, Oregon. Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple (Japanese: irohamomiji, or momiji is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia.Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colors.
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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