Gnarled

Ann Coates level-classic 10/17/2012 2:23:33 PM

I can see why photographers would be lining up to snap this beauty. What a stunning display this tree puts on. Beautifully captured. #1492928

Connie J. Bagot level-classic 10/17/2012 2:39:52 PM

Oh my gosh this is beautiful---like something from a fairy tale. The way you caught the light in the leaves is just amazing! I am just speechless. #10373869

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 10/17/2012 3:16:23 PM

Connie took the words right out of my mouth, so now I'm really speechless! Outstanding work Katherine! #10373909

David Phalen level-classic 10/17/2012 5:22:35 PM

A gnarly tree and beautiful fall colors!! Doesn't get much better!! #10374049

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/17/2012 8:19:30 PM

I can't blame you for wanting to stand in line for a picture, Katherine!! How beautiful it is and what a gorgeous capture!! #10374286

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 10/17/2012 9:05:24 PM

Thank you all! Actually, Terry, I didn't stand in line, but instead squatted down & shot w/o a tripod! #10374331

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 10/18/2012 7:27:29 AM

A beautiful subject, beautifully captured! A favorite! #10374866

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/19/2012 2:48:18 PM

Beautiful Kathy, is this like your GP winner that was golden last year? I'm jealous of your color and cool old tree #10376861

Robert Jensen level-classic 11/2/2012 12:32:46 PM

beautiful image #10401101

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/29/2012 10:40:23 PM

congratulations for your beautiful finalist! #10439572

Connie J. Bagot level-classic 11/30/2012 3:56:24 AM

Congratulations Kathy---my favorite image made finalist!!! #10440082

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 11/30/2012 4:08:40 AM

So very beautiful!! Congratulations on your excellent Finalist!!
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Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/30/2012 4:33:18 AM

Wow, Kathy, congrats on your awesome finalist!

Debby #10440267

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 11/30/2012 7:24:53 AM

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Phyllis Burchett level-classic 11/30/2012 7:30:54 AM

Beautiful, congrats! #10440931

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 11/30/2012 7:36:19 AM

Striking! #10440945

Bojan Bencic level-classic 11/30/2012 8:00:52 AM

WOW! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Katherine. #10441061

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 11/30/2012 8:29:51 AM

Beautiful #10441273

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 11/30/2012 9:21:15 AM

Thank you all for your comments! #10441567

Allen O. Howard 11/30/2012 10:16:42 AM

WOW!!! Simply amazing! Congratulations!!! #10441775

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 11/30/2012 11:25:24 AM

Huge congrats, Katherine, on this soon to be GOLD. Brilliantly captured. Love it. #10442090

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/30/2012 11:25:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Katherine on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442092

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/30/2012 3:39:22 PM

Congratulations, Katherine on your stunning First Place Win! #10442895

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/30/2012 4:01:20 PM

So glad to see this get a first place win, Kathy! #10442995

Sharon level-classic 11/30/2012 4:09:52 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Katherine!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved First Place Win!!! #10443029

Diane E. Deming level-classic 11/30/2012 4:26:09 PM

I never get tired looking at this beautiful tree. Wonderful job and congratulations. #10443099

Carol Flisak level-classic 11/30/2012 4:42:06 PM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous first place winner, Katherine! #10443195

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/30/2012 4:44:09 PM

That tree has served you well in the fall, gorgeous color and gnarly branches. Congratulations on your first place winner! #10443209

Val Feldman level-classic 11/30/2012 4:49:32 PM

Heart-thumpingly beautiful and quite breathtaking, too, I may add! :) Congratulations on a spectacular First Place Win, Katherine! #10443236

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 11/30/2012 4:55:08 PM

No surprise here, Katherine. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10443282

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/30/2012 4:57:40 PM

Congratulations on this fannnn..tastic 1st Place Gold W8inner Katherine!

jo ann c. #10443305

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/30/2012 4:57:58 PM

Congratulations on this fannnn..tastic 1st Place Gold W8inner Katherine!

jo ann c. #10443308

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira level-classic 11/30/2012 5:11:27 PM

Stunning work, Kathy!! Big Congrats on your win!! Very beautifully accomplished!! #10443388

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 11/30/2012 5:23:15 PM

Congrats on your well deserved first place winner! Just gorgeous! #10443452

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 11/30/2012 5:29:55 PM

Gorgeous!!! A BIG congrats to you on your Win!!! #10443466

David Phalen level-classic 11/30/2012 6:28:57 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous FIRST PLACE WINNER!! #10443596

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/30/2012 6:44:15 PM

What a beautiful tree!! Congratulations on this wonderful capture and First Place Winner Katherine! #10443642

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 11/30/2012 6:52:14 PM

Gorgeous, congrats on your win Katherine! #10443681

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/30/2012 7:28:00 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Katherine!!! Soooo pretty!! #10443775

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/30/2012 8:45:51 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443904

Sara B. Coffey level-classic 11/30/2012 8:49:48 PM

Absolutely a Winner! It is so fantabulous, I can see why it is so photographed. If I'm ever in Portland, I will look up this tree!
Congratulations on an extrordinary image!
Sara #10443913

Nadia Paul level-classic 11/30/2012 9:01:11 PM

Simply stunning Katherine - congrats on your win! #10443945

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 12/1/2012 2:58:31 AM

Congratulations Katherine! Amazing lighting and detail! #10444150

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic 12/1/2012 4:10:00 AM

congrats on a "picture perfect" image! great light and colors! #10444208

Tarun Bose level-classic 12/1/2012 4:39:50 AM

Big Big congrats Katherine for your First prize winner. #10444235

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/1/2012 4:55:40 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations Katherine. #10444271

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 12/1/2012 5:20:51 AM

HUGE congratulations,Katherine on your most beautiful First Place Winner!! #10444330

Alana G. Smith level-classic 12/1/2012 5:34:33 AM

Congratulations Katherine!! Breathtaking picture!

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Terry Cervi level-classic 12/1/2012 5:52:02 AM

Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Katherine!! #10444401

Ken Smith level-classic 12/1/2012 7:05:07 AM

You picked the right time to stand in line. I've seen this tree before...this is one of the best ever! #10444541

Debra R. Harder level-classic 12/1/2012 7:43:54 AM

I have to go to this beautiful place someday...since it really isn't that far from me. This is truly outstanding, Kathleen. I love your composition and the colors are magnificent. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER! #10444649

Connie J. Bagot level-classic 12/1/2012 7:54:32 AM

Congratulations Kathy!!! Such an amazing image and superb FIRST place winner! #10444701

Katarina Mansson level-classic 12/1/2012 8:28:39 AM

An instant favorite; love the colors, shapes and composition. Such a poetic capture and such an unusual spectacular tree. Congratulations on your winner Katherine! #10444819

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 12/1/2012 8:39:03 AM

Thanks you all for your wonderful comments -- I am honored! #10444845

Mary L. Olson level-classic 12/1/2012 9:51:01 AM

Katherine, this is lovely. Congratulations on your first prize win. #10444966

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 12/1/2012 12:27:27 PM

Wow!
Such a beauty!!!
Congratulations!
~♥~ #10445284

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 12/1/2012 12:31:36 PM

Wow, incredible beauty!! Huge congratulations Katherine! #10445300

Allen O. Howard 12/1/2012 1:29:29 PM

A FIRST place congratulations Katherine!!! #10445397

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/1/2012 5:50:26 PM

CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold, Katherine!!

UB. #10445680

Suzanne Crawshaw level-classic 12/1/2012 6:03:22 PM

Love this tree! Congrats on your win! #10445702

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 12/1/2012 6:25:00 PM

Congratulations on your win Katherine!,
Amalia #10445747

Carol Eade level-classic 12/2/2012 5:22:02 PM

Beautiful image, congratulations! #10447457

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/2/2012 9:52:14 PM

Congratulations your excellent win! #10447750

Lindley Johnson level-classic 12/3/2012 5:52:33 PM

Big congratulation on your "gnarly" First Place Win, Katherine! This is such a cool tree, and you captured it beautifully. #10449210

David M. Montero level-classic 12/4/2012 12:50:43 PM

Nothing gnarley about this capture. Brilliant colors and composition. Congratulations on your First Place win Katherine!!! #10450790

Andre Larose level-classic 12/6/2012 4:59:30 AM

Beautifully done! Congratulations! #10453173

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 12/6/2012 3:19:48 PM

Outstanding, Kathy...
Congratulations on winning GOLD!! #10453781

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 12/8/2012 10:15:48 AM

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna #10455960

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Description

Taken at the Japanese Garden, Portland, OR; this tree has been called "the most photographed tree". There is frequently a line of 5 or more photographers waiting to shoot the Japanese maple in the fall as it turns from green to gold and finally to red.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 10/17/2012 2:19:19 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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