Golden Tree

During a business trip to Japan in spring last year, I had the opportunity to spend a full day in Kyoto. It was peak cherry blossom season in this region but instead of following the crowd, I spent almost the entire day in two Zen gardens. For me, Landscape Photography is like Zen meditation and this picture is probably the “slowest” picture I ever took, taking almost one hour for taking the picture/looking at the tree and about two weeks for post-processing, until I liked the result. I might call this “Zen and the Art of Landscape Photography.”

 Canon 5DIV, ISO 100, 85 mm, 4480 x 6720 px