Description A beautiful yellow walking on sunshine rose is highlighted by the morning light in the International Rose test Gardens in Portland, Oregon. The gardens house over 7,000 rose plants in more than 550 varieties. The gardens are the oldest continuously operating public rose test gardens in the United States. In late spring and early summer, a palette of color and fragrance serenades the senses. Portland is known as The City of Roses and hosts a festival each year in celebration.
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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