Snow deposited by a winter blizzard on a tree creates an interesting subject in Milwaukee's Lake Park. I included part of a bridge in the image to create leading lines that emphasizes the main subject.
A bend in the road leading into a forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The upper Midwest and their forests are dominated by poplar, birch and maple trees besides oak, which provide a variety of colors.
Bamboo trunks in a Japanese garden provide an interesting abstract. Bamboos are the fastest growing plants in the world and are found throughout South and East Asia. I took this image late one fall afternoon as the sun was setting. The soft light highlights texture of the trunks amidst the green of the trees.
A waterfall in a Japanese garden. Japanese gardens feature a variety of water bodies. Water is an important part of many Old World cultures, particularly in the religion and ceremonies. The soft light and greens in landscape made the water diffuse and created a tranquil scene.
One of the essential elements in Japanese gardens, the bridge over koi pond is an often captured landscape. Here I was lucky to be in the garden during late fall which added contrasting colors to the scene.