Sunday, October 29, 2006

Autumn Leaves at the Japanese Garden

Today was a perfect time to see autumn foliage at the Portland Japanese Garden, so naturally the place was overrun with photographers. Everywhere I looked, people were carrying tripods, cameras, and lenses. I felt like I had been transported into some weird futuristic world where all other hobbies had died out, leaving behind a society where everyone was a photographer. There was also an ikebana exhibit, and a bonsai exhibit featuring a tree over 500 years old.

4 comments:

LeesMyth said...

Lovely image, and (as usual) an intriguing thought.

The prospect of a photography-only future reminds me of two movies: "Metropolis" (for the omnipresent and overwhelming technology images) and "Demolition Man" (for a future where all restaurants, no matter how fancy, are Taco Bell).

Tom said...

Demolition Man was a suprisingly good movie. I also liked the part where in the future, the music people listen to on the radio is all commercial jingles.

Michelle K said...

That is just gorgeous.

The leaves are changing here too, but I've been too stinking busy to go out and enjoy them.

Starbuck said...

Wonderful - nice work, Tom (likewise on the Mos Maze.

I get transfixed by Autumn colours. It's not good for my driving...